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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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Configure Swipe between full screen apps

Im using my macbookpro with external everything, computer is closed. Im missing the trackpad tho.. Is there a way to configure the trackpad option 'swipe between full screen apps'on my mouse? Im ...
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Trackpad left-click is unresponsive - MBA

Tap-to-click works fine, and so does right-click - most of the time. Left click does not work at all, unless you press it very hard at the very corner and hold it there for a while until it registers, ...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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Changing swipe direction on iBooks (MacBook)

When I swipe from left-to-right on my Trackpad, iBook goes to the next page. When I swipe from right-to-left, it goes to the previous page. Is there a way to reverse the order for this?
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MacBook Pro 13” 2014 - Trackpad gestures not working after long sleep

I haven’t used my MacBook for around 2 weeks, it’s been in sleep mode (closed lid). I’ve never had any issues with my MacBook Pro, but suddenly any form of gesture other than 1 finger on the trackpad ...
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Trackpad Locked MacBook Pro

So I recently noticed this that when my MacBook Pro is shutdown there is no clicking while when I turn it on the click starts to work. At first I thought it's just one time bug but I tried a couple ...
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My macbook pro 13' 2015 keyboard and track pad not working [duplicate]

Suddenly the keyboard and trackpad of my macbook pro 13' 2015 model stopped working, this issue happened when I upgrade from sierra to high sierra. Also I already tried re-installing the OS from the ...
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Is it possible to change the “Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse is present” setting with a keyboard shortcut?

I like to use my MacBook with a USB mouse most of the time, and keep "Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present" option checked to avoid accidentally moving the cursor while ...
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High Sierra not detecting Trackpad - Trackpad settings [duplicate]

Recently upgraded to High Sierra, Trackpad only searches for bluetooth trackpad, And shows "No trackpad found". My trackpad functions very well and it's not defective so it's not a hardware issue, I ...
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macOS High Sierra Notification Center auto closing or not opening at all

I had a problem before about my icons not displaying correctly, and I followed Orlando Castro's answer in this discussion at Apple Forums. In Menu > Go (press option) > Library > Preferences Find ...
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How can I control an iOS device's screen from a Mac?

Everything I've been able to find when Googling for this falls into one of these categories: it requires Jailbreaking; it's really just a way to display the iOS device's screen with AirPlay, and has ...
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Internal Touchpad and Keyboard stop working after login

I am using MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Macbook Air. The problem I am facing is that the internal touchpad and keyboard stop working as soon as I login. They also do not work in Safe mode. I have also ...
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Spilled wine on my Macbook Pro (2017) trackpad

I spilled wine on the trackpad. Not too much and it didn't go through my keyboard. I dried it out with a napkin and a hairdryer. After about two hours, on pressing the trackpad a little bit of wine ...
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Trackpad multi touch pinch gesture not working

I just bought a 21.5 inch iMac (latest macOS), I was using a macbook and got used to the trackpad and multitouch gestures, so I bought one (Magic trackpad 2) for desktop stuff as well. Its my third ...
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Trackpad clicks register as command-click after sign in

The trackpad on my MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) running 10.13.3 will occasionally register command clicks instead of normal "left" clicks after returning from sleep. Neither command key is show as ...
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Selecting only what I want to select on Mac

Selecting text with trackpad or mouse has become super annoying experience - my Mac thinks he knows better than me what I want to select and will extend/shrink the selection to fit some hidden rules. ...
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Two finger tap selects text in web browsers

Because of the selection I see a different context menu and it's really annoying. How to change this behaviour? It's the same for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina Late 2013 trackpad replacement

I'm having troubles with replacing the trackpad on my MBPr 13" Late 2013. I've tried two replacement parts. With the first part only click works, but nothing else (I cannot move the mouse pointer at ...
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How can I use the TrackPad's force touch as copy paste function in terminal?

Since MacBook Pro 2015, Apple introduced the "Force Touch" in the Track Pad. When you click it in the Terminal, by default it gives you dictionary/Wikipedia search results. I would like to change it ...
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How to make Bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize the Wireless Magic Trackpad as a trackpad (i.e. multi touch device) instead of a regular mouse?

I have a fresh bootcamp windows 10 home 64 with bootcamp drivers version 6.0 Both the internal trackpad and the wireless trackpad are recognized as regular mouse (just pointing and 2 axis wheels). I ...
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Is Magic Trackpad feature-equivalent with built-in MacBook touchpads/trackpads?

TLDR; for testing touchpad interface on a MacBook, would a desktop with Magic Trackpad be suitable? We are developing a cross-platform application Win/Mac and though we develop mostly on Windows, ...
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Palm rejection on Apple Trackpad 2

I've a new iMac with Apple keyboard and Trackpad 2. I'm coming from my old MacBook Pro to this new system and wanted a similar keyboard and trackpad arrangment, so I got one of these I love it, BUT ...
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Swiping between spaces changed

A couple days ago, my MacBook updated to Mac OS X 10.13.2 (17C88), and since then, the swiping between spaces has been fickle. Before the update, I just had to swipe with three fingers (as per the ...
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reduce trackpad sensitivity when typing (MacBook Pro w/ Retina)

When I type on my MacBook Pro, I tend to rest my palms near the trackpad - and sometimes they end up touching the trackpad directly. As a result sometimes I end up moving the mouse around while ...
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Is the Force Touch Trackpad on MacBook Pro supposed to be 'nudged' with a mechanical clicking sound?

Yesterday I received a brand new MacBook Pro Touch Mid-2017 with Touchbar, which was built-to-order. Before even passing through the setup screens, I noticed that the Force Touch Trackpad gives away ...
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Taptic engine (trackpad) stays on after shut down from Windows 10

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro 13-inch Model that has 6 operating systems manually installed on it (High Sierra, Yosemite, Android x86, Windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux). As I said, I installed ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) trackpad delay / failing

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) and some days ago I realize that the trackpad mechanical click sometimes not click. I mean, the trackpad is pressed but the click not work on the first time, ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard and Trackpad not working. All solutions found have failed

I have a 13-inch early 2015 Macbook Pro with Retina display, and today the keyboard and trackpad stopped working completely. (I have OS X 10.11.5 if that's relevant. I can't update to sierra, as a ...
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Trackpad accidentally reloading websites

I just upgraded to the new MacBook Pro, and thus now have a trackpad the size of Rhode Island. While typing I often rest/touch my palm on the edge of the trackpad. Every now and then some ...
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Does pressing the Force touch trackpad hard damage it?

So I just have this question because one time when I was cleaning my MacBook with a damp wet cloth, I started cleaning my trackpad but I didn't notice that I was clicking it very hard so I immediately ...
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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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Is there any way to rotate a magic trackpad?

I want to use my magic trackpad while it's rotated, as if in 'portrait' mode. I can't find any option to make it work like this, unlike a display Rotation option. Is there a way for me to use it ...
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Is this noise my trackpad making normal?

I just purchased the Pixen app because it seems to be a popular one for making pixel art. However a wierd noise is coming from the computer now, one that I haven't heard before, and I've had this ...
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Where are force click preferences stored?

Similar to others, I experience the issue where Force Click does not work to bring up the look up window, even in native Apple apps such as Safari. However, in a secondary user account, Force Click ...
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Macbook Pro early 2015 Trackpad has no click. Screen flickers and trackpad and keyboard freeze after wake up, even after NVRAM and SMC reset [duplicate]

The trackpad's click often fails during normal use. It fails when the computer is used in a horizontal position flat on the table, but when the computer is tilted at a 45º angle the click starts ...
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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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Magic Trackpad 2 became less responsive

I've been happily using Magic Trackpad 2 for exactly a year and a week (suspicious ;)) and today it started acting strange - I'm using only three gestures mainly (dictionary lookup, two finger scroll ...
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Uses for Force Touch in the Xcode editor

Are there any special uses for the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's newer laptops in the Xcode source editor? I have tried to use it for various things but Force Touch always seems to do the same thing ...
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Replacing unibody MacBook trackpad contact

The trackpad for my 2010 MacBook works perfectly except the small, round, metal contact push spring that registers clicks is sprung. Tightening the screw underneath the trackpad fixes it but, as it is ...
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How can I set mouse scroll up, page go up, while the opposite like trackpad?

I just come from windows to mac, so I have some habits in windows that I want to continue on my mac. In windows, I use trackpad for natural way, which means when I move upwards on trackpad, the page ...
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Disable Force Touch from terminal using Bash or AppleScript

Is there a way to disable (or do other things to) the Force Touch settings using either shell scripting or AppleScript? Hacks accepted.
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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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What process handles Force Touch?

The Force Touch (URL previews and word definisions) of the trackpad of my MacBook Pro 13" TouchBar often stops working and it works again after a reboot, but I'd like to find a quicker way to make it ...
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macbook trackpad only registering long clicks (ignores quick clicks)

I've been getting frustrated with my 2012 macbook air running el capitan. My trackpad no longer registers clicking in the sense of a 'regular' quick click. Out of frustrated, I started applying more ...
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Mouse scroll and trackpad behaving differently

I am using a dell mouse with my mac. Although in most context scrolling the mouse wheel produces the same effect as swiping down with two fingers, it sometimes happen that the mouse does not work. One ...
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How do I turn off scroll for page navigation on the mouse, but not the trackpad

On my Macbook pro I frequently use an external mouse while working. When the option to use the "Swipe Between Pages" gesture is enabled, it also makes horizontal scrolling on my mouse do the same ...
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Disable trackpad feedback? Don't want any tactile/haptic feedback when clicking

Can I completely disable the haptic feedback from my 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina's trackpad? I want to click without any kind of vibration/feedback. Ideally it should feel like (as I imagine it ...
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Built-in touchpad functional but not detected by System Preferences after installing macOS High Sierra

I completely erased the HDD and reinstalled macOS (High Sierra), but the touchpad is not detected in System Preferences, which shows me the error "No touchpad detected." The touchpad is working ...
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How to make force-click in finder show info on item?

How can I change the action of the force click in finder from preview (which I find useless most of the time) to Get Info (which I use very frequently)?
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macOS High Sierra: Can't use Mouse and MacBook Trackpad at the same time

Using a Mouse at the same time as being able to use the built-in Trackpad of a MacBook has worked in previous versions of macOS. But with macOS High Sierra, 10.13.0, they don't work in parallel ...