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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sjc83, Oct 18, 2008.
When you guys click the track pad, how loud is the click.
Mine seems MUCH louder then using a mouse.
Its audible, but nothing out of the ordinary...nothing's wrong with it.
assuming you mean the new ones
i dont own one, but i did spend a lot of time at the apple store and paid special attn there after reading someones "theres a gap on one side!" post (wanted to check a few out for him) and i didnt notice it being loud at all
my feb mbp seems louder id say
i DID notice that i couldnt(with a normal amount of pressure) click the top of the pad
it seemed bottom only for me
mebbe im a light clicker tho and thus my clicks are quieter too! lol
I feel like it's louder than other brands but does not bother me too much. I changed the settings for the trackpad to allow tap/touch instead of clicking (just like on a windows trackpad)
Mine was really loud and annoyed the hell out of me. It actually distracted me. I took mine back (it had an erratic trackpad issue too (which I've since determined is software not hardware) and they replaced it immediately. The new one is quieter but still not as quiet as my old blackbook. Frustrating as I really like a quiet trackpad.
Hope this helps.
ps. they probably won't replace if you say your trackpad is too loud so, if you want it replaced, try and figure out a few other things that are wrong with it.
The "button" on my new MacBook is also loud as hell. Far, far louder than my 2007 MacBook was. I used my friend's 2007 MacBook today and the button on it was virtually silent. My wife is very annoyed by my new MacBook due to the button sound. Today, I decided to enable tap to click to see if I could get used to it. I didn't like it before. It actually works rather well, especially since there is no physical button to get in the way. I wonder how long until there is no physical method of clicking and MacBooks require tapping.
i help me self:
i rember me the solution in the old macbook´s, trackpad problem.
now i position a small piece of paper between the battery and trackpad, now it is quiet.
it looks strange but it works, its quiet now:
You can also adjust it somewhat with that screw next to your tape.
I don't find it annoying, or hard to push (MBP) so I am just going to leave it on mine.
maybe it is something with the screw.....but it was not possible to try this without a "three square screwdriver".
i hope here is a better specialist like me
Well some are more mechanically inclined than others.
You can use a mini slotted screwdriver to carefully turn that trackpad screw.
My eardrum was busted as a result of the loud clicking of the track pad. I'm now deaf in one ear.
Its sorta loud for me, when i use it in a library i find it annoying because its so quite, then this =D
its not horrible though, more of a slight annoyance
At least half of normal clicking can be replaced with tapping and gestures instead of pressing the bottom of the trackpad down. Try using taps and other gesture to reduce your clicking down usage. Its an adjustment and most of us are used to clicking everything. Setup multiclutch for some added gesture functionality. http://wcrawford.org/2008/02/28/everytime-i-think-about-you-i-touch-my-cell/
I also noticed my trackpad was a bit loud when laying in bed with my mb tonight, not sure if its the angle or if it was quiet in the room with no tv on that made me notice it more.
The one I played with at the Apple Store sounded about the same as clicking the button on the older, white (and black) MacBooks. I didn't really like that you could actually click the whole trackpad. I was under the impression that you just tapped it, like the iPhone.
you still have the option to do that.
Well then good show. Makes me wonder why they felt the need to include the clickable trackpad at all, then...
Some users, myself included, absolutely hate tap-clicking on laptops.
i have had use many years the trackpad to click and now i "must" learn to use my fingers after so many years to tap-clicking...
Some of you love to complain.
Seems like an easy solution for the loud trackpad:
just go to system preferences, click on trackpad, and change the one finger setting to tap to click or touch to click something like that. then you dont have to push that loud button I just did it to mine and its pretty nice.
Well I can see how you wouldn't like it, but I think this is a different beast than the PC way of tap-clicking because of all the gestures that are available.
That being said, I had a feeling I wouldn't like it, either, which is why I bought the white MacBook a few weeks ago after hearing the rumors about the new MacBooks' trackpad. I'm not disappointed I did.
But the new trackpad can actually be clicked, as opposed to simply tapping.
However, I won't be in the market for a new laptop until 2011 or so, so it's not much of a concern to me at the moment.