Touchpad Training

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nightline, May 11, 2008.

  1. Nightline macrumors regular

    Nightline

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    Hey there guys.

    Picked up a brand new Macbook for mom on Friday, I will be delivering it to her later on this month. She is a long time windows user, but has never had a laptop. I know she is going to have some issues getting use to the touchpad, so I am looking for some type of program that focuses on teaching the user to use the touchpad.

    I searched around, and have not come up with anything, so thought I would post here to see if anyone has seen one.

    Thanks a bunch.
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  2. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    I've never heard of anything like that. Touch pads are so simple though, I don't see how she would have any trouble. If she just tries it for 5 min or so she should get used to it, but I know how difficult technology can be for people who aren't used to it.
     
  3. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    I never owned a laptop until I got my MacBook Pro and I was used to the trackpad the first day I had it. I only use a mouse with it while using Photoshop and other apps like that.
     
  4. Nightline thread starter macrumors regular

    Nightline

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    Yea, she is a smart lady and all, but I remember how hard it was to get her used to the mouse, :)

    Oh.. and she is 62, but an active 62. She really wanted the laptop, so I convinced her to switch to Mac, should be interesting.
     
  5. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    Good choice getting the mac. Windows would be hell for someone her age with all the virus/spyware scanning, disc defragging, etc.
     
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Why not get her a mouse until she gets used to the trackpad? I know quite a few folks who prefer the mouse over the trackpad. Give her the option.
     
  7. Nightline thread starter macrumors regular

    Nightline

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    Yes, I plan to for normal use at the table etc. Just want her to learn how to use in case she wants to sit where a mouse just is not the viable option.
     
  8. Natsu macrumors member

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    what kind of work would she do on mac? It's really easy to get use to it, I'm new to macbook trackpads as well and i have no problems with it at all. Maybe a few days of playing on internet reading the news might be useful?
     

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