Do you: tap to click, or press the track pad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shizzie, Aug 18, 2009.

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How do you click on your mbp?

Poll closed Sep 17, 2009.
  1. I press down on the track pad.

    28 vote(s)
    22.4%
  2. I use the "tap-to-click" feature.

    59 vote(s)
    47.2%
  3. I use a mixture of both.

    38 vote(s)
    30.4%
  1. shizzie macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Previously I pressed down on my track pad to click, but then I discovered the tap to click feature and I love it. Now I'm curious as to what everyone else uses.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    #2
    I turned on tap to click which I prefer however I have a tendency to press the trackpad button every now and then just out of habit. It's nice to have both options, unlike standard trackpads that have a separate button.
     
  3. kimosaabee macrumors member

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    #3
    Tap! I don't know why anyone would use the click... tap is SOOO much faster and easier.
     
  4. p3ncil macrumors regular

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  5. jpma macrumors 6502

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    #5
    actually there's a difference if you use unibody or the pre model.

    i use tab to click with my unibody,
    but the older model I do the same as well except you will always have your thumb ready on the button.

    but with unibody, full trackpad you really do get more space and usually no using thumb at all.
    In the beginning I stil have my thumb on it and navigate with index finger
    the trackpad will works fine, eventually with only 1 finger and easier for me.

    Also bit scare off by a topic here with crack on trackpad so I never use button.
     
  6. rcf-dds macrumors member

    rcf-dds

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    #6
    gotta push down!

    love the overall feel and sound... so futuristic!

    i feel like if i put it to tap, i would make waaay too many errors mis-clicking things
     
  7. M-5 macrumors 65816

    M-5

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    #7
    I've tried the tap to click, but I always end up clicking objects by mistake, so I just push down to click.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    #8
    I would always press down on it but now I'm using the tap to click as well. Best of both worlds.
     
  9. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    #9
    I use "tap to click" about 85% of the time. There are some things that i prefer using the click though. ex. flash games. The click has a faster response time.
     
  10. BradenG macrumors regular

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  11. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    #11
    Same, I hate clicking
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040

    Ntombi

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    #12
    This is exactly my answer.
     
  13. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    #13
    I mix. The top is not very clickable so I get frustrated and start tapping. Plus, in class the click is loud. I haven't been able to do the fix for that yet.
     
  14. sharkync macrumors regular

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  15. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    i use tap to click, i feel if a the press the track to hard or too much i will end up breaking it :rolleyes:
     
  16. celticpride678

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    #16
    I usually tap, because the UniBody trackpad makes noise when you click it and my friends get annoyed if I do it too much.:D
     
  17. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

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    #17
    i broke my trackpad button 2 years ago so i can only tap to click
     
  18. 1ne macrumors regular

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  19. AMessy macrumors member

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    #19
    I use the button on my PowerBook and the push click on my MBP. Very rarely I use tap click on the MBP.
     
  20. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    #20
    Most laptops have both. Well at least my old (2003) toshiba laptop did, it had the separate right/left click buttons at the bottom but you could also just tap the actual pad to click.
    Sorry if you were referring solely to apple laptops, i have no idea what their old track pads are like.
     
  21. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    #21
    its really 50/50.... i think..... i really dont even pay attention to it
     
  22. iPhownage macrumors newbie

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    #22
    Dont you mean CLICK is sooo much faster? Tapping has a slight lag, I assume for it to listen out for a second tap.
    Try it now - click on the new tab button on your browser, and then tap the new tab button... yeah, clicking is instant.
     
  23. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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  24. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    #24
    i click because i don't like the lag when you tap, and with the button being everywhere its just as easy as tapping.
     
  25. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    #25
    I usually tap but I find that my thumb sits on my button (early 2008 Macbook Pro with physical trackpad button) so I end up pressing the button at times. And when it comes to dragging stuff, I always use the button as I don't like how it takes OS X a second or so to release what you are dragging.
     

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