Help - Can't Click!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cyber735, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013

    I'm after receiving my 13"mba, couple of things..

    I absolutely love it, at first I couldn't tell if it was an 11 inch or 13 inch, ..until I seen the sd card. I'm so glad I went for the 13 inch now, it's perfect for me!

    However my trackpad works, but tap to click isn't enabled, how do I enable it without any way to click on things?

    I managed to get through the setup, but I don't know how to click on anything else, because tabs doesn't do anything,

  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013
    Okay I managed to get into trackpad settings, how do I select tap to click??


    Okay Control + f2 gets me to the apple menu, from there I can use enter + arrow keys to get me to system preferences. Then I can type in trackpad, and see the trackpad settings, but I've got no idea how to actually click "tap to click" when I don't have a left click button!

    enter doesn't work!
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013
    and now I'm hovering over tap to click, but still can't check the box, enter doesn't work, space doesn't work, 5 doesn't work, what do I do???
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Do you know that the trackpad has a physical click mechanism? Just push down along the bottom edge of the trackpad as if there were a button there and it will 'click' down and register a mouse click.

    I also prefer using tap-to-click but the physical click mechanism is the default way to do it.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013

    You're joking......

    I've spent over an hour trying to figure it out, I'm only after enabling full keyboard access (control + f7) so I can use tab to check boxes...

    I know I'm a new to osx, but even still, what hope is there for me??

  6. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Central CA
    Don't worry, it took me a while to figure it out.

    That is why I have the finger-tap-to-click enabled; physically pressing down on the seemingly flat trackpad is too weird for me.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    No hell, I got used to a physical click on the trackpad, so much so that a tap-to-click pad on any other computer is weird to me now.

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