anyone upset about no more click button?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors 603

    thadoggfather

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    I use this 100% of the time on my current macbook pro. It's going to be weird without one (if I ever upgrade, I have an early 2008 model so I'm sticking with this one for a while)
     
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I think its awesome for the whole trackpad to be pushed down to click. You dont have to use your thumb anymore, I think it will be very efficient in use.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

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    Does the trackpad actually go down or is it just a touch click?
     
  4. tbae12 macrumors member

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    apple is definitely trying to innovate their notebooks and this new trackpad shows it. i think that the concept is pretty interesting but i want to try it out for myself before i give a real opinion about it.
     
  5. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    the video showed the touchpad actually clicking
     
  6. tbae12 macrumors member

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    i think the track pad goes down.
     
  7. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I'm actually quite pleased with this direction. The actual button didn't look good because it was never flush with the case and the track pad. This looks much better and is way more functional. Yes, the trackpad actually clicks.
     
  8. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it would have been better to be just a touch click, but I believe the whole thing goes down.
     
  9. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    How do we drag and select text now?

    I mean, I like it, and I'm sure they thought of this, but, I really want to know how you do it...
     
  10. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    same as you do now. tap tap drag.... errr, tap then drag
     
  11. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    The whole pad is a button! You can press down like a normal button. It's kinda like the touch screen in the blackberry.
     
  12. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    you can see the touchpad clicking down in the 7 minute video

    http://www.apple.com/macbook/the-new-macbook/

    EDIT: 5:05 into the video you can see it move

    i am looking forward to trying it out, i think i will still be using my thumb near the bottom of the trackpad
     
  13. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    I've read several impressions of using the thing, and all of them say if you just use it as you always do, and forget the button is gone, you won't notice it's missing. I think you'll be fine.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    When i first saw the pics with no buttons i was pissed. Then I heard and saw the button action and it struck me. Its either:

    1. A technology that Apple has pioneered (innovation if you will;)

    2. Old tech that apple has resurrected and implemented in the mainstream (could explain why the idea seems so familiar to me)

    3. Fits into some crazy idea I vaguely remember from being younger.

    Either way it just seems familar to me for some reason. Maybe thats just being intuitave on apples part?
     

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