MBP Trackpad Sensitivity issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aquapulco, May 4, 2010.

  1. aquapulco macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    Hi out there!

    I have a MBP 15", bought at the beginning of this year.

    I am really happy with it with one exeption:

    I configured my trackpad to click with a tap instead of pressing the trackpad.

    Now, especially this tapping is not always recognized. Most of the time it just works fine, but then, I need to tap more than once until the tap is actually recognized.

    Is there a chance to configure the sensitivity somewhere? It can not be done within the settings (running snowleopard).

    Or should I call support?

    Thank you in advance,
  2. haisdeaks macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2006
    your not the only one. i find tap-to-click only works half the time for me too.

    i actually dont mind actually clicking the trackpad but it gets quite noisy which i find irritating
  3. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    I've experienced the same - doesn't always work. Though lately, I've been trying to click tap slowly, and it seems to work somewhat better - still not 100%, but if you're too fast, I think this may confuse it.
  4. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    Mine doesn't work 100% either. I was thinking maybe my trackpad was defective, but apparently not?
  5. realz macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    New York
    Mine works most of the time, you just have to learn to tap it right :p
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    That's right, you just have to adapt your taping, it takes a while...
  7. aquapulco thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    So, as a conclusion:

    It´s not a trackpad issue, its a user issue :confused:

    It seems, that there is no way to configure the sensitivity of the trackpad.
    Maybe I should open a support call to apple, or i try to get used to it or change my trackpad usage pattern...
  8. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    BetterToucTool enables you to configure the various sensitivities of the trackpad and Magic Mouse. If you want to be able to control that use this application because by default this isn't possible.
  9. lordofuo macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Longview, Texas
    IMO, everyone should just click. I also found the tapping to be on the fritz most of the time. Pretty useless, if you ask me.

    Just depress the TP, one finger for primary click, and two for secondary.

    And 3, 4 and 5 fingers for other stuff, if you use BetterTouchTool. ;)

    It's not too loud to me, and I've gotten quite used to it.
  10. aquapulco thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    Thank you so much for this information!

    BetterTouchTool is exactly what i was looking for. Just incredible!
  11. 530farm macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    I have problems with it not always recognizing my taps, so i downloaded better touch tool. But i can't seem to figure out how to make it more sensitive to 1 finger taps. All i saw was sensitivity for 3/4 finger taps.
  12. breeze macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
  13. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
  14. tombilske macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2010
    tap to click works perfectly for me...one thing you have to take into account is that it has a bit of a lag built into it between the physical tap, and when the system acknowledges it as a click. im pretty sure this is to minimise accidental clicking. just take that into consideration when you are using this gesture :)

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