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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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Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013) Trackpad Dead

So I was watching some great BBC documentaries on YouTube last night, and before I fell asleep, I plugged in my Macbook (early 2013, 13") and set it on my nightstand. When I got up today, I was ...
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Boot Camp'd Windows 8 Trackpad interferes while typing

When I type on a MacBook Pro (2013), which is Boot Camp'd with 5.0, the built-in trackpad interferes while typing under Windows 8. While typing it will place the cursor on random lines. Apple does ...
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Alternative to multitouch in Mavericks

I am using OSX Mavericks on latest Mackbook Pro Retina. After a week of intensive usage I have got some pain in my fingers because of the multi-fingers scrolling (two to scroll pages, three to switch ...
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How to prevent accidental deletion or move of folders/files in Mac?

I have recently got a new Mac and keep accidentally moving folders around when using the trackpad and have managed to delete a couple folders as I am not used to this whole trackpad business. Is there ...
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Trackpad working poorly on Macbook, why?

I have a Macbook 2007. It has worked very well until now, the trackpad does not respond at all, it simply stopped working. How can I debug this?
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Is it normal for my MacBook Pro (unibody) to creak in some spots?

I bought a new MacBook Pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I also installed Lion and have updated it. Moreover, I would like to ask somebody who already has the same model, or ...
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Faint clicking noise in trackpad in Macbook Pro

I recently purchased a Macbook pro, and I have some issue with my Trackpad. I notice that if I lightly press on it, I can hear a click (sometimes faint, sometimes clearly audible) but no click action ...
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How to put Magic Trackpad 2 into Discovery Mode

I have a Magic Trackpad 2. I previously had it paired with my Mac. I then had it set up to work with another computer. I now want to use it with my Mac again and it will not work. I have followed ...
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What's the difference, in Apple parlance, between a Cursor and a Mouse Pointer?

I tend to call it a "pointer", to distinguish it from the text cursor, and because it can be controlled without a mouse (e.g. trackpad). However, I would like to use the same kind of language Apple ...
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Trackpad works for Diagnostic Test. Can I rule out it has a hardware problem?

If a MacBook Pro trackpad is able click and scroll, swipe, move cursor, etc. during a during Diagnostic Test (when I startup holding down the D) then, am I able to rule out that it has a hardware ...
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How to configure a Trackpad to connect automatically to two different Macs?

I have a private Trackpad, which I use at work also. I want that the Trackpad connect itself automatically to both computers. If I use the Trackpad only on one Mac it connects itself automatically (...
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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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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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Unable to create outlet using trackpad

I am using Xcode 7 on a MacBook Air without mouse. Just the trackpad for navigation. I don't know how to create an outlet to a label using trackpad.
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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons to ...
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Swipe between pages doesn't work and unable two fingers scrolling up/down

Since this morning, the "swipe between pages" functionality doesn't work anymore on my computer! Web-browser specific description of the problem Google Chrome When I try to swipe between pages on ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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Activating Quick Look Using The Trackpad In OS X?

Quick Look is very useful when wanting to preview documents and files without opening them in separate applications. I know that you can trigger Quick Look by highlighting a file in Finder and ...
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Can I disable the trackpad on a MacBook Pro?

I have a mid-2007 MacBook Pro, the one with the trackpad that had the physical button on along the bottom edge. The trackpad is not well and using it can cause it to stick and freak out OS X. Is ...
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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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Tap to click on only one trackpad?

Is there a way to configure the Magic Trackpad with tap-to-click without having tap-to-click on the built-in trackpad of a MacBook Air?
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How do I turn off/disable my trackpad on a MacBook Air?

I am on a mission to become proficient with keyboard shortcuts, and I keep cheating by accident and using my trackpad. I want to be rigorous in my attempt to learn, so how do you toggle the trackpad ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad behave erratic MacBook Pro 13 (early 2015)

i have a slight problem with my MacBook Pro early 2015. For some reason the keyboard strokes are not correctly registered by the OS. On the login screen typing either triggers the “can’t type here” ...
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Can't click using trackpad on Macbook Pro (2010)

I am trying to troubleshoot a 2010 Macbook Pro with a trackpad that won't register clicks. The trackpad makes the click-clack noise and it can be used as a pointer with no issues, but the clicks don't ...
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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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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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How can I make the trackpad (not mouse) significantly faster?

Context I run a three screen setup and it takes forever to get from side to side when using the trackpad even when set to max in settings. I'm looking for (and thought I had found) a solution that ...
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MBP 2013 keyboard & trackpad freeze after USB disconnect while sleeping

MacBook Pro 2013 retina. Sometimes I plug my phone into one of the USB ports to charge it. Sometimes I close the MBP and let the phone keep charging. Sometimes I then unplug the phone without waking ...
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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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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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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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How can I make a Macbook Pro to recognise a connected mouse as a mouse?

Apologies for the vague title. Please tell me if I've done something wrong with this post so I can rectify it. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that works fine with my computer, apart from one ...
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El Capitan causing built-in trackpad and keyboard to freeze intermittently

I have a MacBook Pro 15" Early 2008, 2x 2GB RAM. Since upgrading to El Capitan including update 10.11.1 the built-in keyboard and multitouch trackpad freeze intermittently for about 4 seconds randomly ...
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How to swipe up into Mission Control and then swipe back down again without lifting fingers?

Okay, weird and sort of unnecessary question, but I'd love some help if you're able. In Mountain Lion, you could swipe up with three fingers into Mission Control and then swipe back down to exit ...
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MacBook Pro trackpad click

I am new to the MacBook Pro laptop. Why does the trackpad have to be pressed down to register a click, rather than just touching on the pad? Is there a way to change this? Please advise because it is ...
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Is there a way to change 3 finger drag to 4 finger drag

Is there a way of using third party software like Better Touch Tool to configure a 4 finger dragging gesture? I want to reserve 3 finger gestures for many other actions.
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After upgrading to Mavericks, two-finger right-clicking in Chrome doesn't work

I upgraded my rMBP to Mavericks recently and since then, I'm not able to right-click in Chrome using the trackpad. I can click on menu bars and things like that but not within the actual webpage ...
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Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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How do I stop Mavericks registering random clicks?

I've been seeing odd click behaviour for a while. Whenever I have my magic trackpad plugged in, Mavericks seems to be registering a number of clicks I'm not making. This results in making the system ...
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How to disable long touch = click on MacBook Air touchpad?

If I leave my mouse in one spot for several seconds with my finger on the touch pad, it interprets it as a downclick. So if I hover over a file while thinking about something and then move my cursor, ...
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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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Dragging objects with MacBook Pro touch area

To drag a window on a Windows laptop I could put my mouse in the title bar area of the window, double tap and hold the second tap down (instead of letting off). As long as I hold this down I can drag ...
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Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, display and trackpad stopped working

My Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, was working properly, and after waking it up (open the lid), the display was black... It happened to me before and the other times I reckon it was some kind of ...
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Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? [closed]

I love the Apple trackpad with its multi-touch gestures. I want to buy a MacBook Pro primarily because of this. I am a student though and it seems to be very expensive for me. Hence I was wondering if ...
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Lion drag and drop with trackpad?

I have tap to click enabled. Is there a gesture that I can use to drag and drop? (especially in Finder). I do not want to over-ride the new three finger swipe for dektop change.
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Is there a way to speed up the way Mac responds to my trackpad clicks?

I'm new to Mac and Xcode. I realize there's always a significant delay when I click the trackpad and when Mac responds to my action, around 300-500 ms or so, which is very annoying for me. I'm using a ...
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What could cause this sporadic cursor problem?

I've got this problem where my cursor is jumping left and right all on it's own. I'm not touching the computer at all, I've rebooted the system, and the only way to get it to stop is to use a mouse ...
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Dragging in Trackpad's accessibility setting gets randomly turned off

I enable System Preferences → Accessibility Mouse & Trackpad → Trackpad Options → Enable dragging. However, it gets unchecked (disabled) on its own. It happens after a few hours, as I face this ...
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How do I drag (and drag without holding) and drop with the force touch trackpad?

I just upgraded from a 2013 MBP to a 2018 MBP, which has the force touch trackpad. I used to be able to "Drag and Drop" by simply double tapping (not clicking down) an item and then dragging it to a ...