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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2015 Trackpad Not Clicking

I went in to the Genius Bar and got an answer, so here it is! Note that this may not work for everyone, but it did work for me. The first thing the tech did was have me save everything and power off ...
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29 votes
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Disable animation for "Swipe between full-screen apps"?

Sys Pref > Reduce motion You can replace the horizontal sliding screen effect with a gentle fade-in, where one screen translucently covers and replaces the other. Works on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. A ...
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How to fix the Jerky and jumpy Apple Magic Trackpad behavior?

Apple magic trackpad 2 owner here and every few weeks mine does this on bluetooth (but it's fine while plugged in and charging. The solution is to reboot your trackpad (just turn it off and on again ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

The Apple Magic Keyboard does not have similar functionality. If you want to quickly switch between devices, the best way to do so is to (at least temporarily) connect the keyboard to the Mac you want ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

Well, after much playing around I was able to find something that is pretty close. This works by installing blueutil and creating an identical automator script on both devices: Install blue util (can ...
Ophir Stern's user avatar
19 votes

Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

Adding MAC address of a device to IngoredDevices disables auto connect of Bluetooth. To do so follow these steps: disable Bluetooth. find MAC address in DeviceCache with following command sudo ...
Kiyose's user avatar
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19 votes

How to fix stuck/'disabled' zooming on trackpad?

All you need to do is go to system preferences > trackpad > scroll and zoom > uncheck Zoom in or out and then check it again.
Mars's user avatar
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16 votes
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Does Magic Trackpad 2 work with Mac without Bluetooth?

Does Magic Trackpad 2 works with Mac without Bluetooth? Yes. Is it possible to connect it through the USB to Lightning cable, to a computer that doesn't have Bluetooth? Yes. Or does the cable ...
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How do I solve the Magic Trackpad 2 lagging on macOS Monterey?

Solution: turn the Magic Trackpad off and on again. It's easy to forget they have a power switch: on the back edge where the power cable plugs in, there is a small sliding switch. I turned it off, ...
David's user avatar
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How to fix the Jerky and jumpy Apple Magic Trackpad behavior?

For me, turning Bluetooth off then back on did the trick for a very jerky cursor. Turning the trackpad off and on did not fix it.
Jimothy's user avatar
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10 votes

How to fix stuck/'disabled' zooming on trackpad?

Do you have Magnet installed? That caused the same issue for me.
Sander's user avatar
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Magic Trackpad 2 became less responsive

There's probably a few things you could try (e.g. making sure the trackpad has a decent charge, resetting the NVRAM and/or SMC etc). However, the first thing I'd try is to reset both the macOS ...
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Palm rejection on Apple Trackpad 2

I'm actually one of the 'studs' from the StUDS Collective that designed The Wedgie. The challenge you brought up is one we've wrestled with trying to find a good solution for without over-complicating ...
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I would like to seamlessly switch my Bluetooth devices (headphones, magic keyboard, touch pad) between work / personal Macs without complex repairing. Has anyone solved this problem? Yes. You ...
Allan's user avatar
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I have a lightning cable connected to the hub that drives my external monitor. And connect my work or home laptops to my monitor. Then I can plug that lightning cable in to the magic keyboard and/or ...
nroose's user avatar
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6 votes

Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

If you are using macOS Monterey 12.4 or later you can use Apple Universal Control to switch apple magic keyboard and mouse seamlessly between devices (in your case personal/work macs) without needing ...
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Using a Magic Trackpad 2 upside down

Sebastian, there are some great news for you: As of today, you can use your Magic Trackpad 2 upside-down with BetterTouchTool: BetterTouchTool 1.93 (October, 23, 2016) Fixed some little ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have Bluetooth headphones for which none of the previous solutions worked. By headphones were pretty cheap and I discovered that my Macbook Pro 2019's initial connection for auto-pairing was ...
ghart's user avatar
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5 votes

How to set already-paired bluetooth devices again into discovery mode?

MAGIC MOUSE 2 HAS A DISCOVERY MODE Here's how you do it: turn the mouse off press the click button and hold it pressed turn on the mouse go to mouse utility on the mac and search for a mouse. you ...
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Is there any way to rotate a magic trackpad?

You have three options that I'm aware of, but depending on the version of macOS you're running, probably only one of them is a real chance of doing exactly what you want. In summary: Use Terminal ...
Monomeeth's user avatar
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5 votes
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Change Click Firmness of Apple Magic Trackpad 2

Not an answer yet, but I came across the same issue earlier this week. I tested it on a variety of Macs (two MBPs and one iMac Pro) running El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra respectively. In all ...
Monomeeth's user avatar
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5 votes

Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

i just plug the keyboard/mouse with the cable for brief seconds. not very smooth but effective.
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5 votes

Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I've discovered AirBuddy (a lightweight Mac app) that solves this problem seamlessly - it's not free (£15) but works really well and the documentation is great. I use it across two Macs with a ...
hobailey's user avatar
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Magic Trackpad 2 jumpy and erratic unless plugged in

I have noticed the exact same behavior on my Magic Trackpad. Rebooting, disabling/enabling bluetooth didn't work, however (while trackpad is unplugged, but connected via Bluetooth) toggling the ...
rxdazn's user avatar
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How to clean a sticky Magic Trackpad click?

My Magic Trackpad 1 also lost its ability to unclick and I had to lift it up to get it to release. I tried various cleaning fixes but none worked for me. It seemed that there was no spring-back action ...
Mitch-o's user avatar
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How to set already-paired bluetooth devices again into discovery mode?

The other answers apply to the original Magic Mouse. However, the Magic Mouse 2 (with the Lightning port for charging) does not have a green light or pairing mode. To pair an already-paired Magic ...
RossO's user avatar
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How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

If you're willing to use the Magic Trackpad 2 with cabling instead of wireless with bluetooth, just changing which computer it's plugged into will quickly change the connection. If you're already ...
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How to diagnose insertion point/trackpad jitters?

I'm sure you've read Apple's support documentation on this issue by now and have had no luck. Since the issue wasn't resolved even after reinstalling macOS from scratch and booting into safe mode, ...
Daksh's user avatar
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Palm rejection on Apple Trackpad 2

I don't think it's possible to enable palm rejection in software, for the Magic Trackpad. I've been trying to find a way to do the same thing, with no luck. I found a feature request for the Better ...
DanRxn's user avatar
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4 votes
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I have this issue again and it seems the main reason is the interference between Bluetooth and WiFi frequencies. Updating to 5Ghz WiFi fixed the issue for me before in the old office but replacing a ...
chingis's user avatar
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