NovemberWhiskey

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For you MBP owners with sweaty hands, do you find the trackpad to get too sticky?

Are there any solutions such as layover films/sprays I can do to lower the coefficient of friction?

Maybe I should try some teflon spray--or Pam. hehehe.
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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I guess I always sorta wipe my hands off before using my notebook (I know whose computer I'm not buying in the Marketplace) A towel would surely solve this problem.
 
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0002378

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Hey guys, I have this same problem. I find that I have to go wash my hands with soap every half hour or so, and it's getting to be a real inconvenience.

Anyone found any lasting solutions to this ?

An external mouse would not work very well for me, because, in my current living situation, the MBP is on my lap almost the whole time. I'm rarely sitting at a desk/table.

Thanks !
 
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Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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Hey guys, I have this same problem. I find that I have to go wash my hands with soap every half hour or so, and it's getting to be a real inconvenience.

Anyone found any lasting solutions to this ?

An external mouse would not work very well for me, because, in my current living situation, the MBP is on my lap almost the whole time. I'm rarely sitting at a desk/table.

Thanks !

Air conditioning!!!
 
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Merkava_4

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Keep the trackpad clean and dust your hands with cornstarch. Clap your hands together to get the excess cornstarch off; it don't take much.
 
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peraspera

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You might want to see if applying an unscented antiperspirant to your hands and/or keeping a small package of tissues handy to dry your hands might be practical solutions. If not, there are prescription medications for the problem you may wish to discuss with your physician.
 
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neaumusic

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Feb 20, 2021
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I found the best solution - liquid bandage or the film that bowlers use to prevent blisters

Currently have max trackpad sensitivity and use spacebar instead of clicking due to windows driver delay

Trackpad is so minimal and finite but also huge strokes without arm fatigue its amazing !!!
 
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