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I had the same problem and FINALLY found a workable solution. Run this in your terminal. After this you just need to manually connect to your bluetooth audio system. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist DontPageAudioDevices 1


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You can use your thumb to click on the lower part of the track and the index finger to move. As long as you keep the trackpad pressed with the thumb you can release the index finger.


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Regarding the Magic Mouse you can kick it into discovery mode by holding down the mouse button, switch the mouse on, keep on holding the mouse button until the green light starts blinking!


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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 the computer. Wait until the screen is completely off and everything is powered down. Plug in your MacBook. Press the following keys in the bottom left of ...


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Click and Drag Press the physical button, then drag. While the button is depressed, you can reposition your "dragging" finger without letting go of what you're dragging. One-Finger Tap & Drag With Dragging enabled, tap the trackpad twice and start dragging on the second tap (instead of lifting your finger from the trackpad). There is a short delay ...


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My issue was that my Magic Mouse was discoverable through the Bluetooth Preferences pane, but when I clicked 'Pair', it couldn't connect. After an hour, I found a solution that worked: Turn off the Magic Mouse Open the Bluetooth Preferences Delete your mouse's profile Be sure the Bluetooth Prefs pane is searching (indicated by the spinner) Hold the mouse ...


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No, it can only be paired to one computer at at time according to Magic Trackpad Manual. You would need to un pair and then re pair it to another computer in order to use it on both computers. Here's the extract from the manual: After you pair your Apple Magic Trackpad with a Mac, you can pair it again with a different Mac. To do this, you first remove ...


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I just did this. You put your trackpad or keyboard into discovery mode by holding the power key until the green light is blinking. The mac mini recognizes the trackpad almost immediately, and then walks you through the process of connecting your keyboard. Keyboard does not need to be in discovery mode, only needs to be powered on. Took 2 min, very simple....


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Follow these instructions: Turn off the mouse by holding down the power button until the light goes out. Turn on the mouse by pressing the power button, and keep the power button pressed until it is paired. The light on the mouse will start blinking, it will show up in Bluetooth Preferences, and you will be able to pair it almost immediately so long as you ...


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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 faster/slower swipe of your fingers make a faster/slower fade-in. You can even stop mid-swipe to show the other screen translucently covering the present screen. ...


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All you need to do is go to system preferences > trackpad > scroll and zoom > uncheck Zoom in or out and then check it again.


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The middle click to close tab functionality isn't really a common OS X UI pattern. The standard keyboard shortcut for closing a tab is command ⌘W (which will also close non-tabbed windows, or windows with only one open tab). If you really want a Magic Trackpad gesture for closing tabs, you could use BetterTouchTool to map a gesture to ⌘W, but it would still ...


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After digging in the aforementioned Apple discussion, I discovered at one point that an Apple technician recommended to one of the participants that they should remove their com.apple.Bluetooth property list. I did so: $ sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist and rebooted. When the reboot was complete, Wi-Fi was working flawlessly with ...


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Do you have Magnet installed? That caused the same issue for me.


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According to this answer, Magic Track Pads can be paired with multiple devices, just not, as you stated, at the same time. As long as the track pad is not connected with another device, it will be pairable with an additional one. The trick is to make sure that it's not connected to the other device, since it will connect with the first paired device it sees....


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sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES did the trick for me on 10.9.5 (required a reboot). I haven't tried defaults write com.apple.trackpad.orientation TrackpadOrientationMode 1. Possibly the two methods are interacting strangely with each other?


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Using BetterTouchTool on the Mac host machine,use a application specific rule for the VirtualBox VM to map the swipe gesture to keyboard shortcuts to change desktops. To tie the rule to the VM and not the prefs app, issue ln -s /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app ~/Desktop/VBVM.app, to create an alias to the VM's app bundle on ...


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On OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, the following terminal commands seem to solve it for me on the Magic Trackpad (on the built in trackpad I can operate only one dragging mechanic at a time) : # Enable "tap-and-a-half" to drag. defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Dragging -int 1 defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad ...


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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 Bluetooth Device List and Bluetooth Controller. IMPORTANT: This will reset all connected Bluetooth devices, including any bluetooth keyboard or mouse, so all ...


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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 the design of the tray. I use the tray daily, but don't use 'tap to click' so it's less of an issue for me, but here are a couple of low tech solutions we've ...


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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 cases the Trackpad settings provided no click pressure options, or Force Click/haptic feedback option. I've got a case open with Apple Engineering and will ...


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You can use Better Touch Tool to assign custom gestures to any application. Here's an example how You this would look like in BTT (tip tap gestures to switch tabs):


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After fiddling with it for a while I came to the conclusion that I need a software update. Installing OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C27e) fixed the issue. Got to say force touch is pretty sweet.


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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 commands to rotate the trackpad orientation. However, the commands I'm aware of only work to rotate it 180° instead of 90°. It also doesn't work for macOS Sierra ...


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Holding with your thumb and dragging kills the thumb after a while. You can enable double tap to select (versus clicking) and drag in preferences> accessibility under the mouse area in Yosemite. Then just tap lightly twice and drag with your finger. You might need to have tap to click enabled under the trackpad settings. That's the best way to do it if you'...


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You can use defaults to edit property lists. But Magic Trackpads and laptop trackpads have different settings, and they are stored in different places in different versions of OS X. Here's some commands from the .osx file by @MathiasBynens: # Trackpad: enable tap to click for this user and for the login screen defaults write com.apple.driver....


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As for me, I, too, faced the same problem with my MacBookPro after upgrading to Yosemite: the keyboard and trackpad would freeze, especially after waking up from sleep. At first, I'd restart the device. A few days ago, out of sheer frustration, as I clicked on random keys and rubbed the trackpad, the keyboard and simultaneously, the trackpad, became ...


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Notability is pretty optimized for the trackpad. Works well if you have an iPad stylus and use it on the trackpad too. Not to mention, iCloud sync and iOS apps to go along with it. Check it out if you haven't had a chance. If that's not what you're looking for, then maybe Pixelmator is more your cup of tea. It is fully optimized for the Mac as well. To be ...


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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 Sierra issues regarding keyboard shortcuts You can now choose whether a normal mouse button should trigger on mouse-down or on mouse-up (click the little gear ...


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