Question about aluminum 13" trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macdot, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    Just picked up a new 13" MBP and have a question about the trackpad. I get that "the whole thing is the button" but the top quarter of my trackpad doesn't click at all. Is this normal? Seems to me that only about 75% of this track pad is a button and in the first few minutes of using it, I don't like it...

    Thanks for any help.
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    That is normal. There are threads that talk about opening it up and adjusting its sensitivity.

    I say, embrace multi-touch. I never use the trackpad as a button, I simply tap.
  3. Widgetal macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Same on the 15". I've turned on the tap to click and so don't have to physically click it.

    I also find it quite annoying.
  4. Apple all life macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009
    I cant stand the tap to click (on my CE macbook, thats for you rdowns) I always click things I dont want to! The loud click is annoying though but yea your mouse is normal.
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    It makes perfect sense once you realize how it works. It's hinged at the top, meaning that it still works best to click along the bottom edge since that's the point with the most travel.
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    It makes sense for it to be hinged at the top and click most at the bottom, because that's how a normal trackpad with button(s) is.

    You wouldn't press-click at the top of the trackpad on any other laptop to click, would you?

    Same for you...heh
  7. macdot thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    I wouldn't click the middle of a trackpad on any other laptop either, but that's the point of these new ones, or so I thought. It's just annoying that if I move the mouse to the top of the screen I have to move my hand to click. I'll get used to it, just doesn't seem like "the whole trackpad is a button" the way I thought I understood it.
  8. yoyomaster macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2009
    You should be able to press/click the top of the trackpad, you just have to press down a lot harder. In saying that I don't click the top of the trackpad during normal use.
  9. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Agreed. I tried it, and quickly disabled it.
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    See, I just use it like any other laptop, but larger...

    If I run a finger to the top, I'll tap-to-click. If I didn't like tap to click though, I'd lift that finger a bit then click with my thumb.
  11. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    I honestly think it just needs some time to wear-in. I used my original UMB for a week, but my sister didn't use hers as she was in Costa Rica on a trip, but when I was transfering her info to the desktop to return them for the UMBP, I noticed that her trackpad had a louder click and required a little bit more force to click.

    I love the new trackpad. I found myself adjusting to it very quickly and almost naturally. I just adjusted to it without even thinking about adjusting to it, and when I went back to my old BlackBook, I actually tried to use multi-touch and click in the center of the trackpad out of habit. Keep in mind that this was after MAYBE 4 days. Just give it time. It's comparable to the iPhone soft keyboard and how you must adjust to it and learn where the tips of your fingers are.
  12. ahjjones Guest

    What's CE Macbook? The unibody macbook sure isn't a collectors item as it was made in large quantities. You mean old hardware. lol

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