Magic Trackpad 2 Tracking/Scrolling Issues

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  1. peglegjack macrumors 6502

    peglegjack

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    I bought a Magic Trackpad 2 Friday, and I'm almost want to take it back already.

    Sometimes when I'm scrolling down a webpage, the trackpad just flat out doesn't recognize my fingers. I thought it was my mind was playing tricks on me for awhile, but then it kept happening. Then I read online that the trackpad sometimes works better plugged in, so I did that. And it did, the scrolling worked perfectly afterwards. But then the tracking wouldn't work as well! Meaning that sometimes if I try to move the arrow with my finger, it wouldn't move.

    So it's almost like pick your poison. I had the original Magic Trackpad and none of these things were an issue. I do also have a Magic Mouse 2 and a Magic Keyboard (where I didn't have those things before) so I'm sure there has to be some interference issues somewhere.

    Has anyone had similar problems to this? I have a couple weeks to take it back to Best Buy, and I could probably get by fine using just the mouse, but I'd rather not if it can be fixed.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Sounds like you may have gotten a lemon. Take it back and exchange it for another one.
     
  3. peglegjack thread starter macrumors 6502

    peglegjack

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    Well I tried a couple things. I unpaired my mouse to see if it was causing interference, but that didn't work. I turned off my old iMac to see if that caused interference. Not really. I unpaired the trackpad and then repaired it through bluetooth. I thought it worked for a second but it's the same as it always was. It's using 10.11.4.

    I found this thread here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/magic-trackpad-2-delay-lag-with-starting-input.1934661/page-2

    So I know that this is a real thing that exists. It's a shame because my old trackpad worked perfectly and I loved it. That being said, I've had my new 5K iMac for a month now. And while for years I thought the Magic Mouse was the absolute worst mouse in existence (used Magic Trackpad with old Apple Mouse), I've come to really love it over the last month or so, and use it to its full advantage with all possible gestures. Sure, you can't switch between full screen apps as fluidly as you can the trackpad, but I've gotten pretty good at it. Seems like the only thing I'll miss is looking up definitions easier, and maybe easier access to notification center (which I rarely use).

    So maybe I'll just take it back to Best Buy and have an extra $130 in my pocket. Maybe I did get a lemon, but I'm just not sure that it's worth the effort to find out.
     

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