Does Air 2 Ignore Accidental Trackpad Input?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jeweller, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Jeweller macrumors member

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    Appreciate it if anyone with a new Air could tell me if this option is available. Hearing good things about the updated version and am considering giving it another shot, just hated the way the cursor jumped around while typing. Thanks.
     
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  4. frunty macrumors newbie

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    Unless you turn off Tap to Click like the first-gen model, no luck. The control panel is pretty much the same with no 'ignore accidental input' option, only new thing is the four-finger gestures.
     

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  5. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    just turn off tap to click.... solved my cursor jumping all about the place in the middle of writing somthing
     
  6. ShALLaX macrumors newbie

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  7. Eosblue macrumors member

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    A bit snotty, don't you think?

    I have the same problem (cursor jumping all over the screen when typing). My only solution is to use a mouse with the touchpad turned off. While I can't prove it, I think with "Ignore accidental trackpad input" checked and WITHOUT "ignore trackpad when mouse present" checked, my palms are what causes the cursor to jump around the screen. I'm a lifetime "palms resting" on the trackpad when typing operator. I find it to be awkward typing with my palms "off" the touchpad.

    Every laptop I've ever owned including several PCs with the exception of the IBM Thinkpads with their "stick" mouse have caused me problems. This is the first Apple laptop I've ever owned and mostly, I think the best laptop I've had. That said, I would have been willing to pay $100 extra for a IBM Stick if such an option was offered. IMHO, the best IBM laptop feature ever.

    Hate touchpads
     
  8. wlao macrumors newbie

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    Found this thread while looking for the answer to the same question.

    Disappointed that no-one really answered the question I played around with the trackpad and realised that it is almost impossible to move the pointer with the palm while writing, no matter how lightly I touch the trackpad. Selecting/deselecting "Tap to click" doesn't change anything. When trying the same thing with a 2 year old MacBook Pro I had no problem making the mouse fly around on the screen with the palm.

    So it seems to me that the "Ignore accidental trackpad input" and "Ignore trackpad when mouse present" settings are no longer necessary with the Air 2.
     
  9. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    I 100% disagree. I've noticed that the mouse does jump around when I accidently rest my right hand on the edge of the track pad.

    Why should I learn to type? My MacBook was smart enough to ignore my human errors.
     
  10. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    If 'accidental' means "me not paying attention and resting my palm on the trackpad while moving the pointer" then no it does not ignore that.

    I use Logic Studio - and I have to do a lot of playing with the mixer and listening to music parts to adjust volumes - and when all of a sudden the mouse pointer will not move the mixer slider - I realize i have let my hand down a bit and it is resting on the bottom of the trackpad.

    I look at the size of the trackpad on the new macbooks and think I would have a hard time not resting my hand on that thing!
     
  11. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    For what it's worth, I have the new Macbook glasspad and this thing is smart enough to solve both problems. You can rest your palm(s) on it while typing and it doesn't move the pointer. You can even slide your palms around and it's smart enough to not move the pointer. If your hands are small you can also rest your palm on it while using your finger to move the pointer. It really "just works" with the new glasspad. Doesn't answer the Air question but useful to know that the trackpad improvements are more than just the glass.
     

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