Love the trackpad but..(attn pure keyboard users)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by etaleb, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. etaleb macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2012

    I'm a windows user and converting over to a Macbook Air. I've gotten so used to the trackpad and all the gestures last few days that I'm using them all the time. However, i also noticed a slight pain in my wrist and hands because my hands stay a little bent to do all the gestures. Has anybody noticed this? Is the best thing to do is invest in a magic trackpad? Does it support all the gestures of the in-built trackpad?

    Also are there any folks who use the keyboard for most everything touching the trackpad infrequently? I know Alt+Tab works to switch between windows. Command and Left arrow to go back. Anything else?

  2. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    I have never experienced this issue. Are you using your computer in an awkward position? Maybe try sitting at a desk if you aren't already. One of my favorite features of OSX is hot corners. It is under System Preferences --> Mission Control --> Hot Corners (at the very bottom left). I like setting the upper left-hand corner of my screen to Mission Control, so I can see all of my windows and jump between them without all the clutter.

  3. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    You can also use bettertouchtools to customize gestures (this is a very trusted program that many here use). It might help if a particular gesture doesn't feel natural to you. For example I think the 'new show desktop gesture' is weird and so I have it set to a four finger swipe up.

    But you might just need to get used to the computer. I don't have any trouble using the trackpad personally.

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