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Force Touch..?

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throwthedice

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Aug 27, 2015
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When the new 13inch rMBP was announced earlier this year, everyone was so excited about the new force touch. Just wanted to see what everyone thinks of it now, let's say 6months later.
So please do share what you think of Force Touch, how you use it and if there's something more that you'd want Force Touch to do.
 

Niarlatop

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May 13, 2015
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At first I intended to map Force Click to middle mouse button, to open and close navigator's tab easily.
However, BetterTouchTool only allow to configure two or more finger Force Clicks.

Furthermore, I find the pressure required for a Force Click is too high. I had RSI in the past and it's bringing back some pain.

So for me the only advantage remaining is the ability to click anywhere on the surface, but even that is not a selling point for me as we've been able to use tap-to-click everywhere on the surface forever.

I can't say I dislike the new TrackPad, it does its job, I'm just not excited about it at all.
 

throwthedice

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Aug 27, 2015
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I, uh, use it like a trackpad.
:D
I meant do you use force touch to forward videos on QuickTime player or zoom in/out on Google maps or something else which I may not have a clue of.. (just trying to understand the ForceTouch capabilities)
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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I meant do you use force touch to forward videos on QuickTime player or zoom in/out on Google maps or something else which I may not have a clue of.. (just trying to understand the ForceTouch capabilities)

I just like the fact that I can click anywhere on the trackpad easily. I was playing around with Pixelmator and they've added pressure sensitive brush strokes, which is kinda cool.
 

osnola ibax

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Jul 17, 2014
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i like the preview functionality, but only really ever use it as a demo, makes little difference really.
 

Sumter

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May 21, 2014
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I can't find its usefulness. I turned it off. I prefer three-finger tapping to one long hard press.
 
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n1smo

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Aug 28, 2011
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I've had this laptop for a minute and love Force Touch. It is not something you would upgrade over but it is a nice subtle improvement to an already great laptop. I actually find the Force Click feature to be quite useful, instead of copy and pasting something into Google search, Force Click it and done.
 

Thunderboltedge

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Nov 12, 2014
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I've had this laptop for a minute and love Force Touch. It is not something you would upgrade over but it is a nice subtle improvement to an already great laptop. I actually find the Force Click feature to be quite useful, instead of copy and pasting something into Google search, Force Click it and done.
There is pop click for such a thing and it let you search on google, youtube, dictionary, translator etc.
Give it a try
 

MikhailT

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Nov 12, 2007
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I suspect Apple has more features coming in the future for Force Touch, they're just starting with the basics to avoid overwhelming with features that might not make sense right now. It will take time for the software to follow up to the hardware changes.
 
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