MacBook Pro Late 2016 Trackpad

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  1. zzzachi macrumors member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Am I the only one who has issues with the new Macbook Pro's trackpad?

    My old 2011 Macbook Air trackpad was a totally intuitive precision instrument,
    but on the new one I sometimes can't drag things, have to try multiple times,
    activate and deactivate finder items to make it work.

    I thought it's maybe due to the size and unwanted palm touches.
    But every time it's happening, i of course avoid these and still struggle to drag properly.

    for me the new trackpad is an annoyance!
    zzzachi
     
  2. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    So many people have complained about the new touchpad being a downgrade that there is some truth to it. Apple screwed up. If you can't get used to it I would return it. No sense in paying so much money if Apple broke one of their biggest advantages over windows machines: their touchpad.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    They broke 3 finger drag, nothing more.
     
  4. zzzachi thread starter macrumors member

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    you can enable 3 finger drag in the accessibility settings.
    and i can't agree, the new trackpad is not as snappy and precise as my mb-air trackpad!
    behaviour is odd sometimes which is very annoying if you do work with this machine!
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    The only "broken" reports I've seen is with 3 finger drag being completely broken when enabled. "snappiness" and precision are things you're going to have to adjust.

    From the reviews I've read the trackpad is almost a 1:1 mapping of the screen size (which is a change from the default on the 2015 models) meaning dragging from the bottom left corner to the upper right once on the trackpad gets you nearly all the way from bottom left corner of the screen to the upper right corner. That's a change in settings, but I have not seen one review anywhere that the functionality itself of the trackpad has degraded from pervious generations.
     
  6. zzzachi thread starter macrumors member

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    i really can't drag a file in finder from time to time.

    i still hope that it is an problem of the sierra build they used to deliver the macbook pros...
    if not, i might have a monday model and will bring it to the apple store for inspection.

    the reason to post here is to see if anybody else has such troubles w the trackpad.
     
  7. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    I was referring to the multiple reports of palm rejection not working as it should on such a large trackpad. Some may never rest their palms in such a way as to confuse the palm rejection software, but many do. Doesn't sound like it's gotten better although maybe some just accept that cursor jumps are the new normal. No way to tell unless you try and buy. I say it is a downgrade because the former touchpad had no such problems whatsoever for anyone.
     
  8. Altis macrumors 68020

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    That would depend entirely on speed and acceleration settings. Any modern trackpad can go from one corner of the screen to the other if set up to do so.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    That's exactly what I was saying, my response to "new trackpad is not as snappy and precise as my mb-air trackpad" was explaining that just because the default settings may have changed does not mean the new trackpads are somehow more imprecise or less "snappy" than before.
     
  10. zzzachi thread starter macrumors member

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    "snappy" was mean in the sense of : it does not do what i want.
    i try to drag something.
    doesnt work.
    after trying and clicking around for 5 seconds
    i succeed.
    loss of time and nerves!
     
  11. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    For me this is actually the first trackpad I don't want to replace with a mouse. With all my other MBPs so far I've used external mice, after giving it a try for a few weeks. This one, I'll keep using it without a mouse.

    So for some people the new trackpad is actually better
     
  12. zzzachi thread starter macrumors member

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    can i ask you what OS build your device was delivered with?
    you can check that in "about this mac" --> "system report" --> "software"

    mine shows: macos 10.12.1 (16B2657)
     
  13. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Devices without TouchBar come with 16B2657, those with TouchBar come with 16B2659.
     
  14. cdj52 macrumors newbie

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    Only problem I have had with the Trackpad is occasionally when I try to go to the previous page in Safari via 2 finger swipe. The current page is almost fully off the screen but it sometimes snaps back and I have to swipe again. Not sure if this is an issue with the Trackpad or Safari itself, but certainly gets quite annoying.
     
  15. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    That's an issue I have an all laptops I have around at the moment: 2015 rMB 12", 2014 rMBP 15", late 2016 rMBP 15". I guess it's a Safari issue.
     

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