Top of trackpad hard to click - MBP Late 2008

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CobraMac, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. CobraMac macrumors newbie

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    Is it just mine, or is the top of the trackpad on the new (late 2008) MacBook much harder to click compared to the bottom part?
     
  2. loganpyle macrumors member

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    that's normal, no worries.

    ...or mine was also bad :D haha. i had to send mine back today for a loose battery/HDD cover.

    gotta love apple, right?
     
  3. FetalSage macrumors regular

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    It's not really designed to have someone click at the top. You can probably click about 3/4 to the top. But very top does not work, and was never intended to work.
     
  4. CobraMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right, okay. It's a shame really because you can't (or can, with force) drag-and-drop... for instance, click and hold down on the top of the trackpad (to drag a file) and slide your finger downwards.

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    Couldn't really find any info on this, thus the thread. Should come in handy for others wondering.
     
  5. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    i believe that at the top is where it is hinged. my advice is not to force a tap there or who knows what might happen. just move back to the middle to click
     
  6. Red-red macrumors 6502

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    Deary me, you have the bottom 2 thirds and you can set the top to tap click if you like....
     
  7. masse macrumors 6502a

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    ok OR

    you could just use it like you used your old macbook pro to drag and drop.

    It works and feels EXACTLY the same. Just rest your thumb on the bottom and pretend there's a click button there.
     
  8. CobraMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice. :D I had no idea that was possible (1st Mac). Thanks.
     
  9. blurfonz macrumors regular

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    DO NOT GO TRY TO CLICK THE TOP, YOU WILL SPOIL IT! :)
    Just use tap la??
     
  10. CobraMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, nowhere does it mention this tbh... so how was I supposed to know? :p
     
  11. blurfonz macrumors regular

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    Advise is just use tap! :)
     

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