I love this new Trackpad!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TJunkers, Oct 18, 2008.

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    TJunkers

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    I have to say it takes a bit getting use to, but I already love it. It's so smooth and easy to use, and the size of it is just great, and the fact that i have a right click by clicking the bottom right corner or by tapping with two fingers is just fantastic. And multitouch on it is just glorious!

    I know they have had these features before but with the size and glass its even better! This new Macbook is beyond perfect for me!
     
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    The fact that it's difficult to click the top portion sounds problematic. I still haven't tried it in person—but the right click makes it very appealing.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I love it too! I have it set where I don't need to click, just tap where I would click.
     
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    same here! way better that way. i think they have it more difficult to click on top for a reason, but i cant figure out that reason.
     
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    Because Jobs said so! :D

    I bet they could get it to click evenly because the pad is so large. You know the previous button is high off the case whereas the new track/button is sunken into the case. I kind of wish it sat higher. Makes it more buttony.
     
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    likemyorbs

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    it really does seem intentional that it becomes more difficult to click as it gets higher up, it really doesnt seem accidental
     
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    staccato83

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    You must really love it to start two separate threads within 5 minutes of one another. ;)
     
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    NATO

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    The trackpad 'button' is hinged at the top, so the lower down you press, the easier it is...
     
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    zer0tails

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    I tried the new track pad today. And to be honest, I wasn't that impressed. Certainly it isn't all bad as some people say. But I don't really see how much of an improvement it is.

    The macbook air's track pad is still the best I think. Generous space for multi-touch, and yet there's still a button to press that doesn't take up too much space.
     
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    duffyanneal

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    Today I was trying it out and to be honest I used it just like a regular trackpad. I left my thumb at the bottom of the pad and used it to make the click. I like it since I had a couple of MBAs with button problems after a little use.
     
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    zer0tails

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    really, what type of problems if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    no way, i could never get used to the air's button! i used it in the stores a few times... the button is just too small... and i'm a girl with tiny hands!

    i love the new trackpad too... i was setting up my whitebook to sell and realized how fast i got used to the new trackpad since i kept missing the button, lol
     
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    Yeah, this is how it seems to be. The bottom of the pad is where it responds best. I have been using it just like a regular track pad/button configuration and it works great for how I use my computer. There has been no negative with it for me.
     
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    I sold my Air to get the new MacBook, and I am a big fan of the new trackpad, but the Air's isn't that bad either. Having no buttons opens up a lot of possibilities, but I still use it with my thumb in the same place, so I guess I don't really take advantage of the new coolness. I really like the feel of it, though, and the 4-finger expose stuff is really cool when I remember. I think most people will end up using it just like they did with trackpads before.
     
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    Nukemkb

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    I tried it at the Charlotte NC apple store today - I'm sold! Really nice!
     
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    mcdj

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    Just got mine today. I'm finding the 2 finger scrolling to be a bit choppy and occasionally unresponsive. Anyone else?
     
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    I agree that I love this trackpad. I just got my new Macbook today. I was using a 2001 vintage Vaio and the left mouse button had been broken for the last year. Because of that I was having to tap on the trackpad to click or double-click, so I find this transition very natural! I didn't even read up on the multi-finger gestures, but I'm finding them natural, like Steve Jobs read my mind and it does what I think it should.
     
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    alphaod

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    Are your hands clean? Also is the touchpad clean?
     
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    Absolutely not at all-it is as smooth and responsive as it can be. I previously owned a first gen macbook and the touchpad on the new one is much better, and this is coming from someone that hates touchpads-I am a Thinkpad/trackpoint user since 1995.

    But this one works so well that I just might get used to it.
     
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    Hands/mouse are clean. I think it might be the way I'm touching it...maybe resting too many fingers on it or part of my palm or something.
     
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    I'm disappointed to hear that it's hinged. I was hoping the whole thing would be truly one button. I suppose if I'm scrolling towards the top of something, I can't just press down to click. :(
     
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    Can someone post a screenshot of the default settings for the trackpad? Thanks.
     
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    I'm able to click up until about half an inch to the top. MOST of it I can click if I need to. There's some resistance as you go up, but it's really not that bad.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    At least they removed the button. One thing that I like about Windows laptops is, even though they have the left and right trackpad buttons, it's easier to just tap than click. Ever since I bought my Mac, I wished it had the same feature. But now I grew used to it. I still prefer tapping though. :D
     
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    Um, you can already do this. Check your Keyboard and Mouse settings.
     

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