iBook Tracking Pad Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Plynth222, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a used last-generation iBook on Ebay and immediately uncovered what I believe is a significant problem. While using the tracking pad and simply scrolling down a menu or passing over icons, it will be as if I've clicked on the mouse button and I'm thrown into unwanted pages. Further, I can tap on the tracking pad and it will likewise act as a mouse button and I can access anything I would ordinarily use the mouse button for. :eek:

    Clearly, this is something I'm not happy about. Before I go yelling and screaming back to the seller and make threats, is there something I can do as far as a fix on this? Nothing in preferences seems to be of any help, including "Ignore accidental tracking pad input." Thoughts??? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    what os are u using? if your in leopard, go to the mouse and keyboard settings and uncheck clicking under trackpad gestures
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh jeez, in the words of Homer Simpson, "D'oh!!!." I have Tiger, 10.4.11, and the click setting that was apparently checked--not be me, I might add. :rolleyes:

    I swear, I am not a dumb-ass, but sure feel like one. Thanks for saving me from ripping the rest of the hair out of my head!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    hahah its ok somethings like that aren't obvious to some and are to others.
     

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