Do you use the trackpad tap feature?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by prostuff1, May 28, 2006.

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Do you use the track pad for clicking??

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    26 vote(s)
    53.1%
  3. What are you talking about?

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  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    #1
    I have been trying to switch some windows users so i have been letting the use my laptop.

    The one thing that i have noticed is that they all want to use the trackpad for clicking. So, do you have the feature turned on?

    I don't and really can't stand it. Every time i try to move the mouse really fast i end up clicking and dragging or some other thing that i did not want to do.
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    #3
    I love the trackpad tapping feature. However I don't like it when it is set to click and drag, that makes it really annoying.
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    I've got it turned on... sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't.

    The part that gets me is when I switch to a Windows laptop (or Windows under Boot Camp) and I try to two-finger scroll. THAT'S confusing.
     
  4. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    crap!! I obviously can't search correctly
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry about it. The search feature at MR is not the best. ;)
     
  6. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    My ibook g3 doesn't even have the trackpad scroll thing.. even if It did (my ibook g4 will) I probally wont use it much becuase I usually feel more comfortable using external USB mice..
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    Tap is available on all trackpads -- System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Trackpad tab -> Trackpad Gestures -> Clicking

    If you do this, a tap on the surface of the trackpad is a click. You need alternate means to get scrolling and right mouse button taps. Sidetrack or iScroll might work on that iBook....(edit: iScroll2, which is free, may or may not work -- not sure. But Sidetrack, which is not, definitely should).
     
  8. jakochampolska macrumors 6502

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    HOLY CRAP!
    I've have my pb for 5 months now and the only thing that was bugging me is that it didnt have the trackpad tap thing like my pc laptop did!!!! ahh Thank you so much for posting that!!
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I use it but sometimes it doesn't do what i want it to do...oh well.


    Bless
     
  10. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    I have enabled also, and use a hybrid of both the tap and the button for clicking. It is a very handy feature. It isnt as loud as the button either.

    Also, thankyou mkrishnan for the program suggestions for enabling scrolling! :)
     
  11. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    #12
    Thats why we have MRoogle

    :)
     
  12. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I didnt even know that existed. That is so cool :)
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #14
    Just to be a show-off...

    ...and because it is my destiny to veer threads ever off topic...

    ...with Google.com, you can limit your search to any site on the internet by using the term site:xxx -- so if you specify:

    "trackpad tap" site:macrumors.com

    You will get only the subset of Google hits for the phrase "trackpad tap" that occur here at MR. If you specify:

    "republican agenda" site:nytimes.com

    You will get hits for the phrase at the Times.

    You want to use only the top level portion of the domain name -- macrumors.com, nytimes.com, cnn.com -- because otherwise you will exclude components of a site (e.g. "trackpad tap" site:www.macrumors.com returns nothing).

    :)
     
  14. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    #15
    Wow, I did not know that...thanks!
     
  15. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

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    I dont use it because it drives me out of my mind when i am playing ut2k4 and i tap the pad on accident when jumping. i suppose if i used it all the time i would get used to it...I do notice that people that switch from wintel laptops tend to look for that feature almost instinctively.
     
  16. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  17. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    #18
    I don't use it because it takes too much energy to have to lift my finger off the trackpad and tap it back onto it. It's much easier to keep my finger on the trackpad, thumb on the button, and never have to lift up anything. :)
     
  18. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    I use the tap feature all the time! It's so cool!

    My brother doesn't, though.. He always taps by accident.. I don't understand!!
     

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