Problem with randomly clicking

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iaengus, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. iaengus macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008

    So I purchased my Macbook 1,1 two years ago. Recently (past several months) I have been having a difficulty writing because randomly it will highlight a totally different part of my document, and if I am not quick catching it will delete some segment and replace it with whatever I was typing (I type fairly fast so normally I need to undo and reselect the part of the document I was trying to edit).

    I had no idea what was happening until recently I discovered that it would select wherever my cursor was on the page (I tested this by moving my cursor outside the pages window and sure enough it would go to finder). *this happened about 15 times while typing this query*

    I am not touching the track pad, or even going near it. Yet my computer is somehow under the impression I clicked.

    Has anyone encountered this problem before? It really is a bother and significantly slows down my writing.


  2. mark34 macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2006
    This has been a problem for some of us Air users. In the old MacBook there was a trackpad setting that you could click that said something like, "ignore inadvertent clicks". That is not an option on the Air... Can someone check to see if it is in the new MacBook. This issue is frustrating in the Air and still happens to me regularly. I have gotten better at ensuring that the base of my hand doesnt barely just skim the surface of the trackpad.
  3. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Sounds like a dirty button that thinks its being clicked and may need a good clean. I have no idea how to do this but you might try Google or if you're not that brave then take it into a repair center to clean.
  4. mark34 macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2006
    I don't think so... i know exactly what he is talking about. The new trackpads are large and it is easy to hit with your hand or the base of your thumb.

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