Do you prefer touch or tap on your tackpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iMackPro, Apr 8, 2011.

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how do you feel about the touchpad on the macbooks?

  1. Yep i use the touch feature

    115 vote(s)
    77.7%
  2. Nope, i like clicking my button

    31 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. No, i dont use it but i might try it out just for fun

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    Hello all! I just have a quick questions for all of those mac users out there that have the new trackpad in the computer! by new i mean not really new, but since the aluminum design. (so i guess 4 years new lol).

    Do you all like clicking down on the button or just tapping it? See back when i had a simple white macbook that had the designated button i never used the touch feature. But lately i have been using the touch feature and i must say i really like it. Its convienent! I never click when i dont mean too, i thought i woiuld all the time but i dont! So do you all use it or nay?

    Cheers!
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I prefer to touch...tapping is frowned upon in my circles.
     
  3. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    Does the method by which everyone else uses their trackpad effect how you will use yours?

    Just click or tap the damn thing. No need for another silly-assed poll.
     
  4. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    I guess I'm definitely the oddball here. :( I don't use the trackpad at all (except when doing a reinstall of the OS). :eek:

    For me, I always use an external mouse from a selection of either the Apple Magic Mouse, Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX, or the Razer Orochi Bluetooth mouse, depending on how & where I use my 15" unibody MBP. :)
     
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    You need a drink
     
  6. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    then dont bother typing in it. That was completely unnecessary. Sometimes its just fun to learn about how different people work with their computers

    I personally tap, but im curious, please forgive me.
     
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  8. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you simply prefer the mouse? or do the programs you use require the mouse?
     
  9. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I simply prefer the mouse. :)

    Like I said, maybe because I'm an oddball, but for some reason I find that I have more control using a mouse than the trackpad. :confused: Unfortunately, I cannot explain why that is the case for me. :( I guess to put it bluntly, you can simply say that I s**k super big time at using the trackpad. :( :eek:
     
  10. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Touch here as well. It's just more quiet and less strain; not that it requires a lot of energy to tap either. I do tap when I need to drag items though. That's just easier than the double-touch-hold thing.
     
  11. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yep, exactly here too. nice!


    i say you give the trackpad one more go! Do it for me mate! try putting it on touch mode and come back after about 5 minutes of browsing! im telling ya mate its just so easily and elegant
     
  12. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    No need to be rude, is there?
     
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  14. systole macrumors member

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    Noise

    I have found touch to be easier, especially with the two-finger right-click enabled per the touchpad settings. Clicking works, I just feel that it is too noisy, especially when in class.

    My $.02
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I used to use touch, but now I just tap it. No annoying clicking sound. XD
     
  16. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Your usernames and posts are awesome in combination.
     
  17. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Touch to click.

    Three-finger touch to drag. One reason I started that was because I use the Magic Trackpad on a soft surface - the clever feet switch won't work to click in that case. I got used to it very quickly and use it with the internal trackpad too. Much less effort and quiet, too.
     
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  19. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats so crazy. haha me too!!! i use my bluetooth trackpad on my bed when watching tv. and since my bed is so soft i couldnt ever click anything. so thing i changed to tap to click and viola! haha i dunno why this amazes me so it just does. man thats so nuts. i literally did the exact same thing!!
     
  20. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    GMTA? lol

    I was really surprised by how quickly I got used to three-finger dragging - especially considering I've been a-clickin'-and-a-draggin' since 1985. :D
     
  21. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    As much as I love the Thinkpad nubbin, the trackpad on the 'books is so good that its caused a complete about-turn from my previous antipathy. Oh yeah, and I've now gone from clicking to the sound of it sending shards through my soul. (anecdote for value added: when I got my first MBP- and trackpad- I arranged for its return as faulty, not realising the pad is also a button :eek:)
     
  22. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    rofl

    i was a tapper until recently. I copped myself a wireless trackpad and keyboard
    and learnt how to 'touch' use the trackpad.. way better IMO
     
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  24. sundi712 macrumors newbie

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    I've had my Mac about three weeks now and I love the touch feature of the trackpad. I think I have enabled almost all options to learn them all. I love using shortcuts (hardly use the mouse on a PC) so I have had fun with this- browsing the web, scrolling through when watching media. The clicking on this pad is such a pain sometimes also. Once I found out how to right-click I was good to go :)
     
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