PROBLEM: I get a click, when I don't click.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by morgothaod, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. morgothaod macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    I'll move my cursor over a link or the dock and it'll sometimes click it, even though I don't push down on the pad. I also get this in Quake Live, when my gun shoots when I don't hit the trigger button (touch pad). I find this to be very annoying and I want to know if anyone is experiencing this. It has happened to me 5 times today.
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
  3. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    open system prefs, open trackpad, under the "one finger" heading see if "Tap to Click" is checked if so uncheck & see if it helps. if it is not, report back.
  4. morgothaod thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    I unchecked it. What the heck did having it checked do?
  5. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    "Tap to Click" is a feature where you don't really need to physically push the button to click, instead, you'd be lightly tapping on the trackpad triggers a click.

    It's useful if you don't like pressing the button too much... I guess lol.
  6. morgothaod thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    So far, no problems with the clicker clicking when I don't want it to. I do notice that when I click on the back button on my browser (Safari), I sometimes get a list of sites I can go back to instead of it going back to the previous site. I find this annoying. I don't have "right click" enabled for the right corner of the track pad. I do have it enabled when I click on the trackpad with 2 fingers (which I wasn't doing).
  7. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    when you do that, you are holding the click for to long.

    try this. go to the back button, click back but do it real quick (click and let go)

    this will bring you back a page. now do the same thing but when you click hold it down, you will get the list pop up. you can then choose any site you have been to on that list. it will go away when you let go.

    tap to click is a very useful feature where you can merely tap the pad and it will register a click rather than having to push down on the pad.

    it was developed when trackpads were stationary and had buttons on the bottom to click. many people found it easier to tap the pad rather that going down to the button every time.

    this is a prominent feature even in PC's i am surprised you have never come across this concept before.

    lastly, you being a brand new convert to mac, i suggest that you go to the apple website and watch the tutorials that teach you the nuances of a mac.


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