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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Receiving “USB devices disabled: Unplug the device using too much power” upon login. Built-in keyboard and trackpad sometimes become unresponsive

Hardware Macbook Air 13" mid-2013 (running macOS Sierra) with no USB devices plugged in (except a Logitech wireless mouse that I never have plugged in while the laptop boots up). Problem I receive ...
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MacBook force click as secondary click [duplicate]

Is there a way I can use the force click on my MacBook trackpad as a right click (secondary click)?
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Magic mouse smart zoom not available on trackpad

Smart zoom on the magic mouse allows to zoom on an area of page with double tap of magic mouse. Viewing the trackpad options this smart zoom does not appear available ? Is there a workaround ?
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Mouse click event being fired on right mouse-down AND right mouse-up

I've run into an interesting issue while trying to migrate to MacOS. Whenever I go to right-click something, a click event will be fired on the initial mouse-down event, and then a click event will ...
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Macbook Air keyboard doesn't work

I have had my Macbook Air for nearly a year now. I have never had a Mac before but have enjoyed it. I cannot get my keyboard to work anymore. I have read up and rebooted it, have tried it in safe mode ...
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Restored my mac, lost a gesture [duplicate]

I used to have a gesture where I could place 2 fingers on the top bar of an application/a file and use a third finger to drag it around. What gesture is this?
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How to disable trackpad clicks while typing

Is there a way to completely disable mouse clicks while typing (including from external trackpads)? The old option 'Ignore accidental touches while typing' which is apparently enabled by default now ...
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unload kext when it is in use or retained (cannot unload)

I want to disable the trackpad on my laptop without a mouse connected. I need this strange functionality because I use synergy (https://symless.com/synergy/) and game with my desktop. This is what I ...
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Magic trackpad starts pairing but does not complete succesfully with one Macbook

I have two Macbook pro retina's: MbPro 15" retina late 2015 El Capitan MbPro 15" retina mid 2012 El Capitan The first one is able to pair with the Magic Trackpad (not the "2" - instead the older ...
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Different speed for Magic Mouse and built-in trackpad

Is there any way to set different tracking speed for Magic Mouse and for built-in trackpad? I'm using both, but Magic Mouse acts good for me at max tracking speed, but trackpad good for me at average ...
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Two-fingered swiping is in wrong direction for webpages

I have just bought a new Macbook Pro with the Sierra OS. What I have found is that using the trackpad to move "back" and "forwards" between webpages, goes in the opposite direction to what I would ...
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How to fix slow trackpad: OSX 10.12.2

I just installed the latest patch for Sierra, so am now on 10.12.2. Post-upgrade my pointer controlled through trackpad runs very slow when I open the laptop. I can fix it by opening System ...
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MacBook Pro erratic keyboard and trackpad detection

MacBook Pro Early 2015 OS 10.10.5 (because of Internet Recovery) Problem: So for the last few days the built in trackpad and keyboard of my MacBook Pro have been acting up. After waking up from sleep,...
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Is there a way to use my mouse or trackpad with my iPhone

I'm looking for a way of using my trackpad to virtually tap things on my iPhone screen. I realize this is a long shot, and iOS quite possibly makes this impossible, but I'm sure I'm not the only ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch between scrolling?

So I have this logitech mouse that I use with my Macbook Pro. I've been using it for a week now and I just CAN'T get used to the inverse scrolling direction on the mouse wheel. So I decided to change ...
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How to set keep touch on Mac touchpad?

I am rookie in Mac and I came from Ubuntu On my previous Dell laptop if I needed to mark some part of text in order to copy or delete it I just made one short touch on touchpad and immediately second ...
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Trimforce on third party SSD disables keyboard and touchpad

Specs: MBP 15" Mid 2010 i7 8gb ram SSD: Sandisk PLUS 240GB SATA3 OS: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Brand new SSD. Fresh install of macOS Sierra with the latest update 10.12.1. When using sudo trimforce ...
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Trackpad delay on 15" MacBook Pro with touchbar late 2016

I recently purchased the new 15" MacBook Pro with touchbar (late 2016). My trackpad is set to 'click' with either a press (audible click noise) or a tap. If I right click by using a two-finger press, ...
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Three finger drag not working on trackpad

I just got the new macbook and the three finger drag does not work in a limited area of the trackpad (between center and top left). I've got a new one and it has the same problem. Did anyone find ...
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Applescript: Detect if Mouse or Trackpad attached

My script sets the Natural Scroll Direction of either a Mouse or Trackpad (MB trackpad or Magic Trackpad), but instead of allowing the user to choose which one is attached, I'd like to be able to ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) keboard and trackpad are not working

As title suggests, keyboard and trackpad are not working. However, force quit (shift+control+alt/option+power) had worked. Where is the problem and how can I fix it?
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macOS Sierra breaks a lot of terminal “defaults write” commands (tap to click for example) [closed]

I have my shell-scripts where I adjust bunch of settings in batch to customise macOS to my needs. In terms of Trackpad, I like "tap to click". I use echo "Adjusting Trackpad." defaults write com....
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MacBook Pro Retina (13-inch, 2015) keyboard and trackpad unresponsive

As in the title. I can only work with mouse and keyboard via USB/BT. Built-in keyboard and trackpad are unresponsive during the boot, login screen nor in OS. Tried: SMC, PRAM reset, safe boot, 3rd ...
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Scroll with mouse in 'less' without clearing the screen

When viewing a long file in Terminal with less (or man, which uses less internally), I can use two-finger gesture to scroll up and down the file; it's great. But less on OS X has an annoying problem: ...
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MBP Trackpad clicks on its own

My MBP start to act weird; the trackpad has a mind of its own. While I am writing this, I have to be in Safe Mode as it let me control more than in when in normal mode, although it has auto zoom the ...
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Mac Preview Force Touch not working properly

Since I bought my Mac, I always use Force touch in Preview in order to get definitions about words, translations and so on, but now, I've noticed that this is not working. Force touch itself is ...
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Why isn't my 3 finger swipe left/right working after Sierra update?

Ever since I updated to Sierra a couple days ago, my 3 finger swipe, which gets me to my screen with the widgets like weather, clock, calendar, calculator, sticky notes, etc....is not working....at ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad quit working, mac not booting up properly

TL;DR I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro (stock features), running Yosemite (not sure of the version). I've tried SMC and PRAM resets, taking the battery out, and external mouse and keyboard with ...
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Scrolling with MacBook trackpad: Is it possible to do with only one finger while a key pressed?

The normal way to scroll on a MacBook trackpad is to use two-finger scrolling. Is it possible to scroll with one finger as follows: Press and hold a key-modifier (e.g. ctrl/alt etc). Scroll using ...
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macOS Sierra scrolling behavior in Terminal is really weird

After upgrading to macOS Sierra, one of the things that bugs me is the altered scrolling behavior in Terminal, using the Trackpad. See screencast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUWO6-oOLoA ...
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Drag and drop so slow?

I've had my MacBook Pro for around half a year. Before I used Windows all my life. The problem I'm having with my MacBook Pro is that it's very very very slow when I try to drag a file into a program ...
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After Sierra install, I can no longer scroll using trackpad. I must use down arrow

Post Sierra install, I can's scroll using track pad. I also can't backup using time machine nor external drive connected by USB
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2015 Trackpad Not Clicking

The trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped clicking. I was able to enable the tap to click feature, so I can click around using that, but it's annoying to expect a click and get nothing. It's like the ...
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How do I turn on 3-finger drag on trackpad (Sierra)? [closed]

I originally set my trackpad to drag items when tapping on them with three fingers but it no longer works? How do I turn it back on?
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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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El Capitan - Enable Tap-to-click on login screen

I want to enable Tap-to-click for my trackpad on the login screen of my MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1004). I tried everything proposed on this old question but nothing has worked. Could ...
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How to map different trackpad gestures in a per-application basis?

For instance when using Photoshop together with some other editing tool, when I switch between the apps I mistakenly do the gestures to zoom/pan on the wrong application, so I wonder whether there is ...
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What does middle click do in terminal?

For a while now I noticed that 'randomly', my terminal will paste in recent command/log as input. I finally narrowed it down to the fact that I have jitouch installed with 3 finger tap as 'middle-...
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What did I just do with the trackpad to make my window take up half the desktop?

I was just clicking with the trackpad - I wasn't doing anything else, and my fingers moved a little and somehow my Google Chrome window took up the left half of the screen. What did I do here?
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Trackpad collapsed on the right side (unusable) and very risen on the left side. Is this fixable?

I have a MacBook Pro. After 4-years of use, the right side of the trackpad has completely collapsed. It can no longer be pressed. The left side has risen significantly, but is usable. Given how a ...
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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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El Capitan : How to disable Force Click “Dictionary Pop-ups” in Chrome?

In my Chrome Browser, whenever i "Force Click" (hard clicked by one finger) upon a Word, the dictionary lookup Pop-up is always popping out. Like this: I have already DISABLED the "Force Click" ...
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Arrow cursor hotspot off by a few pixels

On my MacBook Pro i have realised that the default mouse cursor (black arrow) has its hotspot a few pixels off the top left corner. It becomes obvious if I move the cursor slowly to a button in the ...
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Secondary Click: Click but not tap with two fingers

On my Macbook Pro, I prefer the secondary click to be "Click with two fingers", but the closest option that exists in the Trackpad Preferences is "Click or tap with two fingers". Is there any way for ...
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How to speed up “three finger drag” delay on release?

It takes about 300ms after a three finger drag for it to take effect. I notice the delay because an actual click drag releases instantly Anyone know of a hack to get rid of it??
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Trackpad going crazy

A few days ago, I don't know what happened, possibly nothing but my 13" MacBook Pro trackpad started acting weird. Did I spill water? Food? Shook it? Pressured it? Any of these might have happened, ...
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Can mouse middle button/scroll wheel button action like trackpad three fingers tap to look up dictionary easier?

It would be faster query dictionary with middle mouse button click instead of right click then select "Look Up" menu. Is it possible?
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For right clicking, are ctrl-click and two-finger-tapping used exchangeably?

For right clicking, there are two ways when using the trackpad Control-click, i.e. tapping the trackpad while pressing Control key two-finger-tapping Can they be used exchangeably? If not, when ...
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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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MacBook Air internal keyboard and trackpad freezing

I have a MacBook Air a1369 running IOS 10.11.4 with a 1.7 ghz i5 processor. I use the Mac fine, but after about 30 to 40 minutes of usage, and I put it to sleep, after it wakes, the trackpad and ...