Can trackpad be used like a touchscreen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Omnibus, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Omnibus macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2014
    I'd like to be able to touch the trackpad and have the mouse cursor go to that position relative on the screen. So if I touch the middle, then the cursor would go to the middle of the screen as if the trackpad was a touchscreen. this possible?

    Reason being, I often find it annoying moving the cursor to the far side of the screen or when dragging and then reach the end of the trackpad forcing me to lift my finger and reposition it, just to move the cursor over more. I adjusted the sensitivity up really high and it helps in a way but still not quite like using my finger as the cursor on an iPad.
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I'm not sure there's a way to do that with the included settings in System Preferences. But then I have my macs set up with the older gestures. I hate "natural" scrolling on a laptop. It's not natural.
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Well "Standard" isn't standard either so its just following the (mis)naming convention :D
  4. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    No there is not a way. It sounds like you need to adjust your cursor speed.

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