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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Can the haptic feedback level be lowered on the ForceTouch trackpad for MacBook Pro?

The haptic feedback on the Force Touch Trackpad is too loud/clicky for my preferences. I run macOS 10.12.3 (16D32) on the 15 inch TouchBar model MacBook Pro if that matters - but this persists to the ...
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Keyboard and touchpad are not working when booting from live USB

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2017, 13", no Touch Bar) and I want to create Linux live USB. However, keyboard and trackpad are not working when I'm booting Linux OS from live USB. I'm able to select EFI ...
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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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'Show scroll bars' stuck on Always

At one point, I connected a USB mouse to my MacBook Pro, which caused the scroll bars to always be shown in every app. This was despite my settings in Appearance.prefpane where ‘Show scroll bars’ was ...
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Control haptic engine and force touch from terminal

Is there any way that I can create haptic feedback with the integrated force touch trackpad on my rMBP using a terminal command (preferably without AppleScript, but if that's the only way, then sure.)?...
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Is the trackpad surface different on MacBook Air than the Pro?

Is the trackpad surface on a MacBook Air different than on a Pro? I found that the trackpad on my friend's 2012 MacBook Pro is much smoother than that of my 2013 MacBook Air. Is that normal or my has ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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How do I Change Force Touch “taptic” or haptic feedback on MacBook Pro?

I love my new MBP Retina but I would like to change the amount the Force Touch vibrates. I know there are the settings called Light, Medium and Firm to change not only the amount it vibrates but also ...
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In Lion can I get the four fingere swipe to do COMMAND+Tab?

I recently switched to Lion from Snow Leopard (Yah I know, I am late), it is great, the only one thing that I miss is the four fingere swipe that did COMMAND+TAB Is there anyway I can enable that?
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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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TrackPad Preferences

I own a MacBook Pro mid 2010, and formatting it and upgrading it to the High Sierra is no longer displaying TrackPad preferences so I can adjust it, the menu I am referring to is in this order: System ...
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Stiff trackpad on Macbook air

I just got a used Early 2015 Macbook Air. I got it a bit cheap, due to the trackpad being stiff. Basically when I first open it, it registers all clicks, although I need to press somewhat hard. But ...
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Choppy mouse on macOS Sierra 10.12.3? (Both trackpad and wired)

My mouse movement periodically becomes choppy/jumpy after maybe an hour of use. The problem goes away temporarily with a reboot, but it returns before long. This seems to happen regardless of RAM ...
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Frequent Mouse-Down Errors

I'm experiencing frequent mouse-down errors. They say Windowserver: Warning: Program "xxxx" posted a mouse-down, blocking hardware events, but did no further mouse activity with various apps in ...
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Some Force Touch gestures stop working (2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar)

Something strange sometimes happens when I'm working on my 2016 MBP 13-inch w/ Touch Bar (Mac OS 10.13.4). I don't know exactly why, but occasionally certain gestures (i.e. pinch to zoom in and zoom ...
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Retina MacBook Pro (non-Force touch) trackpad can't “click” as usual

I was working with my mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro yesterday and everything was normal. Today, when I turned it on, I've noticed that trackpad is feeling a bit "weird". It's like, unless I forcefully ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard dead, mouse can't click above taskbar

I was using Safari and I moved the cursor to the top right-hand corner. It shows the "switch screen" fine: (sample cropped image; whiteboxes-censor) At that moment, the keyboard is dead. The mouse/...
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After a while, the trackpad or mouse requires me to click twice to be able to register a single click

I have two macbook pros, one summer 2009 model and a late summer 2011 model. Both of these macbook pros seem to require me to click twice just to be able to register a single click. It's almost like ...
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Three finger drag not working in Safari 10

I've noticed that three finger drag does not work in the latest Safari. I used to be able to select text or pan in Google Maps easily. Now I have to push finger. Outside Safari it works as usual. I ...
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Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
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Separate mouse and trackpad settings with Karabiner

This post (which is upvoted 26 times as of this writing) suggests using Karabiner to set separate scroll settings for a USB mouse and the laptop trackpad. Karabiner seems to be a nice application, ...
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MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse

My machine is a 15" Late 2013 MBP Retina. My OS is Yosemite 10.10.4. I have a recent issue where my machine is intermittently becoming unresponsive to the keyboard and mouse. It's happening on ...