tap or click?

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  1. notwist macrumors regular

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    I am a primary tap user, but most of my friends insist on keeping the default click button usage. Is there something wrong with tapping the trackpad to click or am i just being paranoid? :eek:
     
  2. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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  3. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing wrong at all. I just prefer to click, I found that the trackpad detected the "tap" too often, and I clicked when I didn't want to etc...:cool:
     
  4. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Just because THEY are out to get you, doesn't mean you're paranoid.

    FYI I'm a tapper...mostly. Proud of it too.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I don't think that there is anything wrong with tapping to click. personally I don't like having it on, but if you like it better there is no reason to be paranoid.
     
  6. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I've had my Tibook for a long time now and turned on the tapping option at the very begining. Nothing wrong with using it (and less clumsy than the big button IMHO), a gentle tap is all it needs so it shouldn't wear anything out if you don't abuse it. :)
     
  7. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    I swing both ways (on the tapping and clicking).
     
  8. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    I have it on good report that styluses are the future. :)
     
  9. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I hate tapping - i always seem to do it when i don't want to, so i turn it off.
    I love the two finger right-click though!
     
  10. notwist thread starter macrumors regular

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    One thing I dislike about tapping is if you enable dragging, after dragging something, you have to wait for a sec for it stay or else you can still drag whatever it is you're dragging. (clumsy sentence i know :x)
     
  11. e12a macrumors 68000

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    I've tried tapping...however i feel almost guilty using it.

    i might just switch back.
     
  12. balofagus macrumors regular

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    I click the button. However, whenever someone tries to use my computer they always ask why it won't click as they're pounding away at my trackpad. I have to point out the huge button below the trackpad to most people becuase they can't find it. Maybe the people at my school are not a good representation of the population but is it really that hard to figure out :p?
     
  13. notwist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guilty in what way? :p
     
  14. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    I click the button, though jsut because i have gotten used to it, i find tapping simpler, though i accidently clicked on things to often, so i disabled it.
     
  15. baseballman1243 macrumors member

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    I like clicking better, b/c when I tried the tap, I kept hitting it by accident when typing.
     
  16. e12a macrumors 68000

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    you know...like i want to tap it...but i'd rather not.:D
     
  17. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    Tapping all the way. You should see me on my fiancee's Dell, which has neither two finger right click, nor tap clicking... *shudders*
     
  18. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I usually tap... but I think there might be something a little off w/ my trackpad so sometimes rather than trying to tap a third or fourth time I'll just cave and 'click.' :eek:
     
  19. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i only recently turned tapping on. it's much better than clicking, IMO.
     

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