Help - Can't Click!

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    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,

    Thanks,
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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

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    #4
    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

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    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??

    Thanks,
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    blesscheese

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    #6
    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

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    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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