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deepakvrao
Nov 24, 2011, 12:08 AM
Hi Guys,

Just got my Air. First time Mac user, so am a total newbie.

The trackpad clicks near the bottom of the pad, but it also accepts taps anywhere on the pad. I know that tapping anywhere on the pad should work, but should a trackpad also physically click? Is that normal?



mj1108
Nov 24, 2011, 12:12 AM
Perfectly normal.

visim91
Nov 24, 2011, 12:12 AM
Hi Guys,

Just got my Air. First time Mac user, so am a total newbie.

The trackpad clicks near the bottom of the pad, but it also accepts taps anywhere on the pad. I know that tapping anywhere on the pad should work, but should a trackpad also physically click? Is that normal?

Haha yes of course my friend, it is made to click for those users who prefer such physical satisfaction. Go to system preferences -> Trackpad -> and then customize the Trackpad to function to your tastes & preferences.

Macman45
Nov 24, 2011, 12:15 AM
Hi Guys,

Just got my Air. First time Mac user, so am a total newbie.

The trackpad clicks near the bottom of the pad, but it also accepts taps anywhere on the pad. I know that tapping anywhere on the pad should work, but should a trackpad also physically click? Is that normal?

No problem, you will get used to the gestures, right click etc. over time. I have a 13" bought in August I love it....Use it more than my iPad now.

deepakvrao
Nov 24, 2011, 12:16 AM
Thanks guys.

So many strange things coming from a PC [not this but in the OS]. Hope I love it as all Mac guys say I would.

visim91
Nov 24, 2011, 12:30 AM
Thanks guys.

So many strange things coming from a PC [not this but in the OS]. Hope I love it as all Mac guys say I would.

Being a windowsPC user my whole life the transition was certainly daunting. With a sense of wonder and a willingness to change, I found myself quite comfortable with Apple - all in one month's time.
No pressure, just play around and see for yourself. Start by learning to do those things you occupied yourself with most on Windows, be it Word processing or music management.
Work your way from there and I can say with assurance there will be comparatively less stress in your life.
CTRL - Alt - Delete is history!

Kendo
Nov 24, 2011, 01:37 AM
The entire trackpad is supposed to click because it replaces the two buttons you see on a Windows laptop. But the click is easiest in the bottom 2/3 of the trackpad.

Internaut
Nov 24, 2011, 02:16 AM
The big issue I seem to be having is that because the first Mac I had worked in a manner acceptable to me, straight out of the box, I've never really learned any of the more nuanced Mac stuff over the last three years (see my silly Time Machine oddity thread from last night). Still, as they say, once you go Mac....

TheJing
Nov 24, 2011, 04:34 AM
The entire trackpad is supposed to click because it replaces the two buttons you see on a Windows laptop. But the click is easiest in the bottom 2/3 of the trackpad.

No. It doesn't click on the very top. Which is normal since it has to be attached somewhere.

johnmacward
Nov 24, 2011, 04:53 AM
Thanks guys.

So many strange things coming from a PC [not this but in the OS]. Hope I love it as all Mac guys say I would.

Oh, you definitely will. I'd say a large amount of those posting are ex long term Windows users who never went back. When I first used Mac I found it "different" to say the least - not better, not worse just different. Now I'm realising it's advantages with UI design, efficiency, less clicks, super high quality applications straight out of the box, a very stable OS, simple networking and so on and so forth. Add to that all the little things like an excellent keyboard, a high quality, innovative trackpad, beautiful screens which make the overall experience so much better.

Chillviper
Nov 24, 2011, 09:06 AM
Not to hijack the thread...

I have been using a Magic Trackpad, which I love, since the day it shipped under both SL and Lion. I use the Double Tap to Drag gesture a ton. I just noticed, in playing with the Air, that you cannot use that gesture. You have to use this Three Finger to Drag gesture, which also works on the Magic Track Pad. I'm bummed. Is there a Control Panel add-on to modify this injustice?

BlackViper
Nov 24, 2011, 09:28 AM
The trackpad on my MBA works exactly the same as my Magic Trackpad. Check your settings in System preferences.

boy-better-know
Nov 24, 2011, 04:06 PM
You will get used to it, and then you will love it. The gestures become natural and save loads of time.
Hate using windows now, and I have to at work every day 

TheJing
Nov 24, 2011, 04:13 PM
You will get used to it, and then you will love it. The gestures become natural and save loads of time.
Hate using windows now, and I have to at work every day 

Agree. The gestures on the Macs are simply amazing. They make everything so much easier and faster in my opinion.