Touch Pad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Zeeinnm, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Zeeinnm macrumors member

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    We were just at the store and I looked at the Mac Air. I could not get the touch to work. I could move the arrow around but it did not seem to like my taps. Is there a secret? Somewhere special to tap? The clerks were all taken and I did not have time to wait.
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    You have to press it like a push button. Not much force but the tap is a different function. Press and you will hear a "Click"
     
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    If I recall correctly, tap to click is not enabled by default. You would have had to turn it on in System Preferences. Without this enabled, you needed to press hard enough to make the trackpad make a sound to register your clicks.
     
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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  5. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    That's right, I forgot you can set it up that way. I tried it out in the beginning but found myself accidentally tapping when I did not intend too. I prefer the press to click but that is just my personal preference.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  7. Shadow2k macrumors member

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    Push down the lower third of the touchpad to execute a left click. Right click is done by pushing it down with 2 fingers close to each other.
     
  8. Zeeinnm thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, everyone. I was hoping I was just doing something wrong.
     

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