Magic Trackpad - 'Tap to Click' delay

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ndpitch, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ndpitch macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Has anyone noticed the following, or is it just my system?

    I have the Magic Trackpad, and I have the "tap to click" enabled. It seems that the tap to click takes a little bit of extra time to register in OSX than the actual physical click.

    Simple test:

    Open two windows and put them side by side, say Safari and Mail for example. Click between the two using the Magic Trackpad's physical click. It should be pretty instant. Now click between the two windows using the tap to click. I notice what appears to be about a quarter second delay before the click is registered.

    Anyone else have this? Would there be any workaround? For me, it sometimes makes my mac feel a little laggy.

    And yes, I know one obvious workaround is to use the physical click, haha. But I like the tap to click better!
  2. some-dude macrumors member

    May 26, 2011
    It's probably a built in delay so that it doesn't confuse pointer movement with a tap command.
  3. ndpitch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    Interesting. I suppose it is possible that it is by design. I did some more researching and was able to reproduce it on a macbook pro and its trackpad.

  4. ndpitch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010

    I did some more digging. Apparently this is a known issue.

    If you have both tap to click and tap to drag enabled, this introduces a delay in the response time of tap to click. Turning off tap to drag fixes the issue.

    Kind of annoying, I like having both features enabled.
  5. beanybean macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2005
    Hmm how is this still not patched... Is Apple doing this on purpose to force us to interact differently with their machines..?? More like encouraging me to set Manjaro as my default boot system over OS X.. :/

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