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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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New Magic Trackpad settings not showing up in System Preferences?

I just bought a new Apple Magic Trackpad and after playing with it at the store I went into the settings to set a few things however when I got mine home and installed/paired it with the Bluetooth, I'm not showing any settings in my System Preferences for the Trackpad.

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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Screenshot of your Pref. pane?
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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I'm pretty new to mac's so I don't know how to accomplish that.

In the store it was showing up under the HARDWARE section right next to the mouse icon. However I don't have that.
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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After my iMac was setting there for a moment, a window popped up saying there was a software update for the Magic Trackpad. So this probably enables the other features in the system preferences.
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:49 PM   #5
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I'm pretty new to mac's so I don't know how to accomplish that.

In the store it was showing up under the HARDWARE section right next to the mouse icon. However I don't have that.
After you paired it up did you check Software Update, I think there's a OS update needed for those.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 12:51 AM   #6
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After my iMac was setting there for a moment, a window popped up saying there was a software update for the Magic Trackpad. So this probably enables the other features in the system preferences.
Yes, you got it. You need to do the update and then it will work as advertised.
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Old Sep 3, 2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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'had the same problem - I should have known better

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Old Sep 21, 2010, 09:17 AM   #8
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The solutions here above did not work for me at all. Personally I think this is a very BIG blunder/flaw of Apple!

You have to manually (!!) download the software for trackpad and that will do the trick:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1066?viewlocale=en_US

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 11:01 AM   #9
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thx a lot for that thread, Rnbnoud!

bought a mac mini early Sep 2010 (by that time, one would expect the trackpad showing in system pref), then bought the magic trackpad today (Sep 25, 2010) and....guess what. No symbol of trackpad in System Pref. Checked for update software about 3 times at least, restarted, shut down, started again. Searched for a solution on Apple support, but found nothing. Luckily, you guys have helped me, otherwise, I would have stormed, once again (had lots of problems setting up the extreme base station the other day cos it did not recognize Starhub modem. The Apple guy helped me over the phone) into Apple reseller store and gave them my opinion.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:58 PM   #10
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I just installed the Trackpad and after getting OSX to recognize it, I did the auto Update. My iMac found the 78.6meg update and took care of the problem.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 12:49 AM   #11
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For a lot of people that have the problem with the Magic Trackpad options not showing up in system preferences, it's because they have another 3rd party app interfering with proper detection of the device. I had USB Overdrive installed so my magic trackpad options weren't showing up properly. Once I uninstalled USB Overdrive, my magic trackpad options showed up.
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