Trackpad buttons take about 4-5 clicks before they will actually register the click

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by oxfordguy, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have an annoying problem with my 2012 Macbook Air, the trackpad "buttons" take about 4-5 (audible) clicks before the computer actually recognises that I have indeed made a click. Used to work fine, i.e. always on first click.

    Any suggestions? The machine is still under a 3 year warranty, but my nearest Apple Store is quite far away, so don't want to have to head over there, unless really necessary.
     
  2. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    My suggestion is to take it in.
    Sorry.

    Tell me, though; if you enable 'tapping' instead of clicking, does it work just fine?

    Either way, you have a warranty, so might as well use it.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Yep, take it to Apple.

    I dislike the trackpad except for gestures and always use a separate mouse:apple:
     
  4. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When at home and able to use a desk, I use an external mouse too (a Razer Deathadder), but this isn't always convenient, especially when travelling.

    I'll take it to Apple, it's just a bit of a pain to get there, then to have to wait a week or more to get it fixed...
     
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I can't stand clicking the trackpad so I avoid it. Turning on "tap to click" is the first thing to do when I sit down at any Apple laptop.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Have mine set to do the same but still prefer a mouse.

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    Sorry you are having this problem, they should be able to fix or replace for you.

    I am the same I will use a mouse at a desk of table but the trackpad if in the lap, but the iPad Air 2 has pretty well replaced my Air for recreational use.
     
  7. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't play most of the games I want to play on an iPad, though :-(
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Sorry, I am not into games. I spend any free time I have offshore, fishing.:)
     

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