About to throw the new trackpad at the wall...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kat.hayes, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any settings (including human error) to correct the following:

    With a mouse I often will select a link in a browser and drag it to the desktop to save it. I can not seem to drag a url to the desktop after selecting it with the trackpad. This also applies to many other situations that I can't think of now that prevents me from dragging things.

    Thanks.
     
  2. vkd Suspended

    vkd

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    I can do what you said with the original Magic Trackpad. :)
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I also keep trying to click once on a file or folder to change its name....I can not seem to do this with the Magic Trackpad, and I have to go to the Get Info option to do so...
     
  4. roadkill401 macrumors 6502

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  5. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I've been testing random commands with both Trackpads and I haven't really found anything the old one does that the knew one doesn't.

    Are your trackpad settings set up properly in System Prefs ?

    For renaming I will tap the file name once, wait a solid second and tap it again and the entire file name gets highlighted to change.
    For dragging files I have to click and hold on a file with one finger then place a second finger on the trackpad to move the file around.

    but I have all options enabled except natural scrolling and expose
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  6. Tim in Scottsdale macrumors member

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    Why ruin a perfectly good wall?

    Take it out to the driveway and run over it with your car!!!!
     
  7. MikeeW macrumors newbie

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    In trackpad settings you can turn off Force Click and haptic feedback. This is supposed to make the trackpad act like the older versions. I have slowly become accustomed to the manner of touching and dragging. I prefer to leave the Force Click in place and continue with the feature. I do have a Magic Mouse available and use it sometimes, in lieu of the trackpad. But, in general, I prefer the track pad as is.
     

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