Does anyone find the MBP trackpad click hard and annoying?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kashyap02004, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. kashyap02004 macrumors member

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    Does anyone find apple trackpad click a bit too hard. Especially clicking while dragging???

    I know that you can enable tap to click. Am I the only one who never uses physical click or everyone does that???
     
  2. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I don't click the trackpad.
     
  3. kashyap02004 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do u think it is poor engineering by apple?
     
  4. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    I personally love the trackpad, I use both the MBP tack pad and the magic trackpad.
     
  5. kashyap02004 thread starter macrumors member

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    The question is. Do you push the trackpad to click or do you tap to click?
     
  6. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    On both my MBP trackpad and Magic Trackpad I use tap to click.
     
  7. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Physical solution?

    Not sure if this will help you, it seemed a little vague in your OP.

    Anyway, I had some serious trackpad issues a while back due to battery swelling that made it very annoying to say the least. Under the trackpad there is a tri-screw that adjusts the tension of the trackpad, you could make it easier or more responsive to physical clicks or more rigid or tight for strictly taps if that's what you like. I had adjusted mine as much as I could but swapped the battery, I had no idea how loose I had the trackpad until I got the new battery.

    Overall I use tap and rarely ever click both on my MacBook Pro and magic trackpad.
     
  8. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    I mainly use my Magic Mouse.

    Only con is that it's kind of small. Too small.
     
  9. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

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    I use hard click because I've gotten used to it. It's just easier when I'm doing click and drag.
     
  10. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    I use both tap to click and physically clicking. Depends on how precise I want to be, sometimes I find that tapping is actually easier, if I'm doing light work, but when I am doing something where I need to be really accurate I like to actually click it.

    It is not hard to click, and even if it is, I would trade it being hard to physically click for the quality of the trackpad any day of the week.
     
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  12. jdecraene85 macrumors newbie

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    In OS X Lion you can drag by just holding and sweeping 3 fingers on the trackpad when the mouse pointer is on a selected item or a window bar, no click or tap required.
    Works extremely well for me!
     
  13. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I click. I've had a 2008 MBP and now a 2011 MBP and I've never thought the trackpad felt uncomfortable to click.
     
  14. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    cool thanks for the tip ill try that tonight
     
  15. polbit macrumors 6502

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    I think the best feature of the trackpad is the physical click. I hate the tap to click. I honestly can't imagine a better trackapad than what my MBP has.
     
  16. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    OP, you should make it possible to select both the options, because I both tap and click to click. depends on my mood.
     
  17. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    I have a moshi trackpad film on mine, and the touch to tap sensitivity has dropped dramatically. I use the click and although I do find it sort of loud, it is very tolerable.
     
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  19. mystik610 macrumors regular

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    I use the 'three finger to drag' method in lion.
     
  20. larjosd macrumors newbie

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    I use the physical click.

    I would always tap to click by accident if I had it enabled.

    When doing click and drag, I click with my pointer finger and drag with my middle finger, just like I did for 6 years on my Powerbook :cool:
     
  21. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I'm a tap to click kind of guy, but make sure you're clicking towards the BOTTOM of the trackpad. Easier to click.
     
  22. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I only use physical click for click and drag.
    Use the thumb at the bottom of the pad where resistance is lowest and you drag.
     
  23. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I'm setup the same way and like the responsiveness. It's really just a matter of getting used to it, then it's easy.
     
  24. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Depends; if I'm clicking once like, on a link or something, I tap. If I'm doing a lot of clicking or moving of files, then I'm clicking and dragging.
     
  25. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Tap to click is annoying because it clicks things that you don't want to click. When your playing games it can be fatal.
     

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