MacBook Pro and trackpad

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  1. braddicted2mac macrumors member

    braddicted2mac

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    Question I want to hook up my macbook pro to a larger Benq monitor and also use a bluetooth trackpad and a apple wired keyboard, Instead of using the macbook pro track and keyboard. So that I can put the macbook pro in the corner of the desk and not in front of me.

    Can this work ? or will the track pads interfere with each other. I don't want to purchase one if it will not work.
     
  2. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Magic Trackpad should work fine with no conflicts.
     
  3. braddicted2mac thread starter macrumors member

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  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    As long as its in clamshell mode, there should be no problem
     
  5. braddicted2mac thread starter macrumors member

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    what is clam shell mode?
     
  6. kidtachyon macrumors member

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    Clamshell mode means having the MacBook screen lid closed while you use an external monitor and keyboard. You don't actually need the screen lid closed at all. The Bluetooth trackpad and external keyboard and screen will work fine whether the lid is open or closed.

    I use my MacBook Pro every day with an external monitor, Bluetooth trackpad and USB keyboard. Everything works great with no conflicts. I sometimes use the MacBook's screen has an extra monitor while I do my work.
     
  7. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    works fine, i have the same setup in front of me right now
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Even when it's not in clamshell mode it will work fine. I sometimes use an MTP to make using it a little more comfortable, even with the MBP on my lap.
     

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