Question about Macbook& MBP touchpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jblack4083, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

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    On my Sony now I can just tap the touchpad with one finger to click on anything, I don't actually have to press the button at the bottom of the touchpad.

    I know out of the box (and in the Apple Store) MacBook's and MacBook Pro's cannot do this but is there a setting you can change to enable this or software you can download to enable this?
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    System preferences > keyboard & mouse > trackpad

    enable "trackpad gestures - clicking"
     
  3. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great. If there wasn't a way to do that I could have had a major problem. I always found it a little inconvenient using the actual button when i use them in the Apple Store. That could have made me reconsider my MBP purchase which is only a few days away (Saturday)
     
  4. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    No, he only has one thumb. That's the real hard part about it.:)
     
  6. amitface macrumors regular

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    I'm with JBlack on this one. I'm not a big fan of the MBP touchpad button. I always tap the touchpad when I'm not using an external mouse.
     
  7. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's laziness but it's more comfortable to not have to click with your thumb. I find that doing it with my thumb requires hitting the button with the side of my thumb which doesn't feel comfortable or natural at all. Maybe non-ergonomic is the word...
     
  8. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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    wouldnt call it a major problem though lol, maybe if the os was in a language you couldnt understand or if the screen was upside down or as formentioned having one finger.
     
  9. georgeoommen macrumors regular

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    Tapping in Bootcamp Vista

    Does anyone know how to turn this tapping/clicking feature on in XP/Vista while in bootcamp? It seems the only way to click is by actually pressing the button..
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    I prefer pressing the button. I often find I tap the trackpad by mistake (although OSX offers "ignore accidental trackpad input") and so on.

    It really used to annoy me because I'd click on a dock icon and accidently drag it off the dock and it would vanish. Then I'd spend the next 5 minutes trying to remember what I just deleted off the dock.

    Thankfully the hack Deeper allows you to lock the dock so I don't have this problem anymore.
     
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    You need to go into the control panel and check out the options for the "mouse"/"track pad" and make sure you have it activated.

    If you have it activated, then you need to make sure you have the right drivers installed.
     
  12. Jessy macrumors regular

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    Go learn to do this, then come back to the trackpad. You won't be complaining any more. Hit the button as if you were playing slap bass.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=M8hKjYg-FDg
     

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