Solution for sweaty hands on trackpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Terrance94, May 21, 2017.

  1. Terrance94 macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2016
    I bought the new Macbook Pro when it came out and I've had an annoying time dealing with the trackpad. Whenever my hands get a bit sweaty, it becomes hard to use the trackpad quickly because of the friction caused (since it's made of glass, I believe). I know the obvious solution is to use a mouse (or wipe my hands on something every 5 seconds), but for those times that I cannot, what other solutions do you guys know about? any specific products? Thanks!
  2. Merkava_4, May 21, 2017
    Last edited: May 21, 2017

    Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2010
    Two solutions:

    1. Keep the trackpad clean with a 100% cotton flour sack towel and rubbing alcohol (the 70% stuff, not 99%)
    ---Spray the alcohol on the towel, not the trackpad.

    2. Powder your hands up with cornstarch.

    Do this and your fingers will be gliding across the trackpad like an ice skater on ice. :)

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