Questions tagged [trackpad]

A touch-sensitive device for controlling a pointer on a computer's screen. It is similar to a mouse, but translates the motion of a user's finger to a relative position on a screen.

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Macbook air built in trackpad not detected

I have an macbook air early 2015. When I go to trackpad settings it only tries to detect bluetooth trackpad. My built in trackpad works fine but is not detected in preferences. My macbook runs on ...
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How to enable “tap to click” using keyboard only?

My trackpad started to work incorrectly: when I double-clicked and draged, I couldn't select text anymore. Even though when I just double-clicked a word, it was being selected as usual. I tried to ...
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hardware issues / SMC reset: keyboard, trackpad, flickering screen

Macbook Pro, 13" retina Early 2015, macOS Sierra 10.12.6 I had my laptop's screen replaced a couple of months ago, and I'm wondering if the bugs I'm seeing are symptoms of a faulty repair job? An SMC ...
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How to change triple or more click response?

Let be clear. I upgraded from 10.6.8 to 10.11 (Snow Leopard to El Capitan) a couple of months ago. I got used to it and even customized all the basic Trackpad and Accessibility settings but I still ...
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Late 2011 15" MBP - keyboard and trackpad cease to work after 1 month following clean install

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 with the faulty AMD Radeon HD 6770M dedicated GPU running OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The issue is that the keyboard and trackpad cease to ...
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Trackpad troubleshooting on MacBook air 2019

Recently after switching from a 2015 MacBook air to 2019...I have been frustrated a lot. A few days ago, my trackpad randomly stopped clicking things. The cursor was moving around fine, but I was ...
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Why does the cursor on my Macbook Pro 10.13.6 not respond when clicked?

The cursor on my MacBook Pro does not respond when clicked. The cursor appears on the screen and I can double click, so I think its a software problem. When I try to restart, it works for a minute but ...
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MacBook Pro Mouse and Keyboard freeze after opening the Lid

So recently my MacBook Pro 2018 Touchbar (4 USB-C and Intel I5 Quadcore) has been having a really weird problem after waking up from Sleep. Every time I open the Lid and log in, the screen wakes up ...
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How to avoid double clicking? [duplicate]

I find double clicking and right clicking difficult. MacOS allows me to ctrl-click so I never have to right click. Is there a way to never have to double click? Like cmd-click, a gesture or a System ...
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MacBook Pro 16" Pinch to Zoom Delay in Google Chrome

I bought a 16" MacBook Pro a few days ago. It is on macOS Catalina 10.15.2. When I use the trackpad to pinch to zoom in Google Chrome or Chromium, for the first 1.5 cm or so, it does not zoom. It ...
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My external Kensington USB mouse teleports to the bottom left or bottom right of the screen on its own

I have a Kensington usb mouse connected to my usb hub, which is in turn connected to my 2015 MBP. My mac runs in clamshell mode most of the time, and I use Karabiner Elements to block the internal ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad are not working

Bought used MacBook Pro 2018 touch-bar. The previous owner already made a factory reset. Now, I'm trying to make the first setup of Macbook, but the keyboard and trackpad are not working (even I can'...
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Haptic touch Macbook pro 2017 13.3" is not working [duplicate]

I have a problem with my trackpad. The force touch is checked, but it does not work. I can move the cursor but without clicking sense given by haptic touch. I reset SMC, but no help. So firstly, ...
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Control stays with previous app after four-finger swipe?

On my mac (Sierra, OS 10.12.6), I have it set so that I can swipe between different desktop screens with four fingers on the trackpad. But when I do this, the "control" stays with the app that was in ...
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Keyboard / touchpad not working on startup

I dual boot MacOS and Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro and used to be able to switch between the two by holding the Option button on startup. Recently this has stopped working; the keyboard and touchpad are ...
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Why is the first click after a 3 finger drag disabled?

When 3 finger dragging, the first click (within 100ms or so) does not work. You can reproduce this by selecting text with the 3 finger drag and clicking right after (it won't deselect the text) I ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 keyboard and Parrot OS

I'm currently studying and taking courses to be a penetration tester. I've downloaded parrot OS onto a USB drive and done all the necessary requirements to dual boot it onto the Mac. Once I get it ...
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Why does my MacBook's trackpad still function even when I have disabled it?

The trackpad on my old MacBook Pro 2012 has an "erratic cursor dance issue" and it randomly scrolls, swipes and clicks everywhere. I disabled the trackpad through Apple menu > System ...
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Trackpad unable to press click after Security Update

Apple issued a Security Update 3 days ago which was silently installed on my computer. I woke up and realized the trackpad doesn't give the press click feel again. Before the update, I was able to ...
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How to enable multiple words on Quicklook search?

I'm trying to use Quicklook feature by using the Force touch of the Macbook Pro's 2018 (with Catalina) trackpad with multiple words but I can only use it with single words. Like in the following ...
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How can I smooth out uneven scroll behavior using a trackpad in Macvim?

I have just installed MacVim on my new Macbook. But I have a problem: on Linux I was able to scroll through my code—vertically moving my cursor—by using my trackpad. But on Macvim this doesn't work ...
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How can I customize the Touch Bar interfaces for my tremor?

I have an essential tremor. This means that the slightest unintentional graze on the Touch Bar or touchpad on my MacBook Pro can have extremely undesirable consequences. So how can I change the ...
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Debug screensaver randomly exiting

Been having this issue for a while now on a 2016 15", 10.14.6. Log: 11:27:31.846649 kernel ALF, old data swfs_pid_entry <private>, updaterules_msg <private>, ...
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How to drag file on OS X without having to click it twice

I'm running Mojave 10.14.6. On previous version of OS X, I could click and drag files same as on other OSs. However, with this version, by default it had the 3-finger drag, which I disabled by un-...
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Double clicking the trackpad is suddenly hard

My trackpad became tough to double click, i.e., I had to apply extra force to double click, while the force needed to single click remained the same. The MacBook is not damaged in any way.
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How can I modify Mission Control trackpad gesture to only show spaces on the specific display I'm working on?

When using another display with my macbook, is it possible for me to use the mission control trackpad gesture to show ONLY the Spaces on my current display. Currently when I expose the spaces on one ...
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Horizontal scrolling on nedit with trackpad under XQuartz - MacOS Catalina

I use sometimes the nedit editor with XQuartz on my MacBook pro. Everything works fine except the fact that I can't do horizontal scrolling with trackpad of the content of the file opened with nedit. ...
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How can I set up a system-wide key combination to toggle a specific System Preferences setting (“Tap to Click”)?

I want to be able to toggle the "Tap to Click" setting under "Trackpad" > "Point & Click" in the System Settings app with a key combination from within any application. I looked at "Keyboard" > "...
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Macbook Pro Keyboard and Trackpad not working after battery change

I've changed my battery after this question: Does battery condition have anything to do with macbook pro performance? The performance has significantly increased, however I have a new problem. My ...
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Why does the Magic Mouse prevent me from clicking with my trackpad?

It often happens to me that I open my MacBook Pro to use it while traveling, only to find out that I can't use it because the effin' Magic is locked away in some luggage, and the trackpad is not ...
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Macbook Air (2013) trackpad not responding

The trackpad fails to respond after the computer got hung on a website video last night and then went into sleep mode. On wakeup I had to use the arrow keys to toggle through various apps and quit ...
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Macbook Pro 2018, trackpad issue because of swollen battery or faulty trackpad?

I have a weird trackpad issue on my 15" 2018 Macbook Pro since a few days now. I suspect it's caused by a swollen battery, but I'm not totally sure. Here is the issue,: Force Click almost never ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 no haptic feedback OS Catalina

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro 2018. There no haptic feedback on the touchpad. It worked with Catalina well, but only for a few days. The touchpad works very well with all gestures. There is ...
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How can I change the scrolling direction of the mouse, independently of the trackpad? [duplicate]

In System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom, there is a checkbox called Scroll Direction: Normal, which allows us to change the scrolling direction of the trackpad, but it also changes ...
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Is Boot Camp still being supported by Apple?

Boot Camp seems to have become the orphan child of Apple recently - more and more things seem to not be working as of the current Windows 10 (1903) release. These are at least the problems I am now ...
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What are the remedies for a trackpad suddenly malfunctioning?

The trackpad on my 2017 MBP (no touch) has suddenly started functioning improperly, at times. It is ultra-sensitive at times, clicking everything every second while at other times it is inactive. No ...
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Keyboard + Trackpad not working in MacOS but work in Ubuntu

My 2015 13" Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer work and I've already replaced the connector flex cable twice. That worked for a few weeks but after the third replacement they keyboard and ...
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Click-lock Alternative?

I was wondering if there was an alternative to click-lock for mac? I can't use drag lock because of limited hand movement. I need something where I can move the cursor to where I want to drag, hold ...
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Is scrolling considered a “keyboard input”?

Context: I installed an app called "Scroll Reverser" which will allow me to use the natural scrolling setting for my trackpad and the opposite scrolling setting for my mouse scroll wheel. The ...
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MacBook Pro strange white screen upon rebooting mouse and trackpad not working

My MacBook Pro 2016 keyboard and trackpad is not working but the Touch Bar is works fine. The below images show what’s showing up when starting: The only similar problem that I found on the net is ...
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Trackpad gesture to switch between users?

What is the trackpad gesture to switch between logged-in users? I've triggered it accidentally a few times but can't figure out what it is. The animation looks like the desktop turns into a cube and ...
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How to disable vertical scrolling while horizontal scrolling is in progress using the trackpad on a Macbook?

Macbook trackpad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. But when I try to do horizontal scrolling, some vertical scrolling also taking place unintentionally (may be my finger movements are no ...
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MacBook Air — Cursor gets stuck as arrow/finger

When I am using my MacBook Air, my cursor sometimes gets stuck and remains as either the default pointer (black arrow), or as the link-clicking finger. I generally have to quit the application and go ...
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How to disable tap to drag?

On a MacBook air, the trackpad is super hard to use because whenever I try to move the cursor, it selects everything or drags something to somewhere random. This is the fault of some tap to drag ...
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Horizontal scrolling not working in macOS calendar app

I have scrolling problems very often with the calendar app on macOS. It works "a bit" but get stuck into the current week, scrolling left or right will just bump but not scroll, driving me insane. ...
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Three-finder side swipe between apps lagging, swiping up for mission control and then side-swiping produces no lag

I am experiencing something like a 1-3 second lag only when side-swiping with 3 fingers between apps/desktops. However, if I first swipe up with 3 fingers to enable mission control, then everything ...
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Mission control always popups incidentally/automatically when typing

Recently on my MacBook Pro 2019, mission control always popups incidentally when I'm typing. At the beginning I thought there's an issue of my trackpad since my wrists almost touch it when I'm ...
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Old MacBook air's trackpad's right click is failing, is there a workaround gesture?

My old MacBook Air is old. I have to push hard to get right click to work. It is probably something mechanical that could be addressed at a service center. But in the mean time, is there anything I ...
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How to remove touch gesture from QuickTime recordings on Mac

At one point I was interested in recording touch gestures using an iPhone Simulator + QuickTtime, so I dutifully followed the advice in this answer and ran the following command: defaults write com....
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Late 2013 MacBook Pro freezes after StartUp

Since yesterday, I can’t get past the login screen because my Mac freezes. I‘ve tried starting in Recovery mode, and run disk repair but this didn’t solve the problem. Resetting the NVRAM didn’t work ...

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