Trackpad Clicking Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xypheric, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Xypheric macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    Hey Everyone my first apple product (My Macbook Pro) arrived on thursday. I felt wrong opening it up the day i got it to upgrade the ram so i waited till today. Everything went very smooth ram fit great and screws went back in with ease as far as i can tell.

    Afterwards I noticed that the trackpad seems to have a resistance or needs to be pushed harder near the top and specifically the corners. Ive only had it 2 days and I wanted to make sure this was normal, and if not if it was something i might have done or if I should take it into the store to have them take a look at it. Otherwise tell me im paranoid and enjoy my new toy.

    Thanks in advance everyone, you are always such a great resource!
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    That's normal - the trackpad is hinged at the top, so it's really meant to be "clicked" lower down. I would say the normal use would be to click with the side of your thumb, and drag with a finger (doing a "click-to-drag").

    Personally, I use tap-to-click. It takes a lot less effort, is silent, and works anywhere on the pad.

    Since I got my Magic Trackpad, I've also been using three-finger drag. I needed to do this because I use the trackpad on a soft surface and the mechanical switches won't function. Three-finger drag took a bit of getting use to, but it's second nature now (on either trackpad).
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    The trackpad should work like this:
    • The bottom half should be extremely easy to push
    • The top half, almost with a gradient, gets harder the higher you go
    • The top corners should be almost impossible to click
  4. Xypheric thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    Thank you all very much. The gradient is a great description.

    Also its just as you described where the top corners are unclickable. Thank you for taking some of my fears away and quick responses!

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