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happyhippo1337

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Hey folks,

I've been having problems with my magic trackpad on my M1 and M2 MacBooks for as long as I can remember.
My trackpad would often not recognize simple cursor movements, and every 5th to 10th time, absolutely nothing happens wenn I use a two finger gestures for scrolling. I thought it was a faulty trackpad or issues with my M1 MBP. But having switched to a new M2 MBP, and having bought a black magic trackpad, the issue is still present. I absolutely don't know whats causing this. Scrolling works fine like 8/10 times, but then it simply doesn't. Devices are only 50cm apart, so I doubt it's the BT connection.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? I really like the trackpad, but this sh*t is getting really infuriating.
 

xraydoc

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Hey folks,

I've been having problems with my magic trackpad on my M1 and M2 MacBooks for as long as I can remember.
My trackpad would often not recognize simple cursor movements, and every 5th to 10th time, absolutely nothing happens wenn I use a two finger gestures for scrolling. I thought it was a faulty trackpad or issues with my M1 MBP. But having switched to a new M2 MBP, and having bought a black magic trackpad, the issue is still present. I absolutely don't know whats causing this. Scrolling works fine like 8/10 times, but then it simply doesn't. Devices are only 50cm apart, so I doubt it's the BT connection.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? I really like the trackpad, but this sh*t is getting really infuriating.
You've either got a defective trackpad or your skin is so dry that it's not being sensed. Actually, my mother has this problem occasionally. She can touch buttons on her Apple Watch and get nothing, yet the second I touch it, it responds.
 

happyhippo1337

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Jul 3, 2013
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You've either got a defective trackpad or your skin is so dry that it's not being sensed. Actually, my mother has this problem occasionally. She can touch buttons on her Apple Watch and get nothing, yet the second I touch it, it responds.
That's common for the Apple Watch, as the first touch wakes up the display and the second touch actually get's registered. Expected behaviour. For the Trackpad, I've now tested three units and it's the same on all of them. So it really seems that I'm the problem.
 

xraydoc

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Oct 9, 2005
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That's common for the Apple Watch, as the first touch wakes up the display and the second touch actually get's registered. Expected behaviour. For the Trackpad, I've now tested three units and it's the same on all of them. So it really seems that I'm the problem.
No her issue is not waking the watch. She can tap it repeatedly, and some touches get registered while others do not. But when I try it, it works every time consistently. I think it's her dry skin. It's the only explanation as it works 100% normally when I use it. When she uses hand lotion, it works for her normally.
 
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