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CrankyHermit

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Jun 10, 2022
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Compared to the previous 14" M1 MBPs, the new 14" M2 MBP seems to have a louder/hollower/clickier trackpad. This is probably the most minor gripe I've had, but I'm curious if this is the norm? Note: I disabled force-clicks and have the click strength set to medium.

Video for reference (though the sound is probably a little exaggerated)...
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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One one hand Apple's trackpad is the best in the industry, on the other, I'm not really liking the force touch mechanism. I have have the force-clicks disabled. They just don't feel right to me.
 

towel rack

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Mar 2, 2023
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Boulder & Loveland
Not just you... I switched from the 14" M1, and yeah, I am not digging this noise. It's not especially loud, but it's just enough of a high-pitched frequency that it easily cuts through ambient room sounds, and it's annoying as hell.
 
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RedllowFenix

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Dec 22, 2012
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One one hand Apple's trackpad is the best in the industry, on the other, I'm not really liking the force touch mechanism. I have have the force-clicks disabled. They just don't feel right to me.
is it possible to disable it? I think you can't.
 

LooseyGoosey

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Jan 5, 2017
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OP, do you have silent clicking enabled? My 16" M2 is very quiet compared to my old 2016 MBP. That trackpad could be heard from space!
 

LooseyGoosey

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Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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maflynn wrote:
"One one hand Apple's trackpad is the best in the industry, on the other, I'm not really liking the force touch mechanism. I have have the force-clicks disabled. They just don't feel right to me."

The "force touch" trackpad is about the only thing I don't care for on my MacBook Pro 14".

I prefer "the old style" trackpad that actually MOVED to click it, with some kind of physical switch underneath. I find myself fighting sometimes with the force touch pad because I'm trying to use one hand when the other hand is "just touching" the pad (which causes the electronics inside to not register it as "a click", which used to work fine with physical switches).

That's progress for ya.
 
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