Bottom edge of trackpad unresponsive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ktdhc, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Ktdhc, Jan 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011

    Ktdhc macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2010
    I searched the forum about this and found nothing. The bottom edge (a few mm) of the trackpad doesn't respond to touches. Is that normal and how it's supposed to be?

    Edit: Ah okay thanks for responses - this is normal then.
  2. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
    Mine is the same, if I set my finger on the trackpad at the bottom and want to move the cursor. However, If I place my finger anywhere else on the trackpad first and then move to the very bottom it works fine. This has never been an issue with me, so apparently, I always start somewhere else on the pad first without ever even thing about it.
  3. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Same here. Mine responds in the same way iTiki described.
  4. zulumonk macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Same, but I feel like this is normal trackpad behavior considering that I didn't notice it until after I had read this post.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I remember reading another thread, although not the MBA, where the poster was complaining that the extreme corner or edge was unresponsive. He complained this was false advertising on Apple's part as Apple said you could click anywhere on the trackpad. The thread went round and round and I don't think the OP ever was satisfied.
  6. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    they are all like that, not worth losing sleep over, never affected my usage.
  7. NRrox macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2013
    mine also works like this

    it's normal dont worry
  8. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Thanks for the confirmation, 2.5 years later.
  9. cake1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2013
    I think this might be a design choice. I use the "lower right corner click" as right click and to me it make sense to not move the cursor when pressing on the bottom part of the touchpad. Especially considering that if you start moving the cursor from someplace else on the touchpad and get to the bottom edge it works just fine.

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