Trackpad on new Aluminium Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ToothBeaver, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. ToothBeaver macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    #1
    Hi all,

    Just wondering how others are adapting to the new buttonless style trackpad? I love the feel/texture of the trackpad, but have found it a bit tricky to aim and click sometimes-- what I mean is, once I position the cursor over the button/link/whatever I want to click, and then press down, I find often this action moves the cursor as I click-- meaning a few misses occur!

    I realise this is a coordination issue on my part :), I guess I'm used to resting my thumb on the lower part of the trackpad as well, and now that counts as a second finger press.

    Just wondering how others have found this?

    Loving the machine anyway :)
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    51.50024, -0.12662
    #2
    do you have to lift you finger when you click? like when right clicking on a Mighty Mouse? that might be the problem… if so that would suck!
     
  3. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

    duffyanneal

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #3
    I'm not sure if I can get used to using only one finger. What throws me off is the amount of pressure needed to activate the click. It varies depending on finger position. I find myself using the touchpad the same way I use my other notebooks. I rest my thumb at the bottom of the pad and use it to click. That motion works well, and I get a repetitive and satisfying click every time. :D

    You don't have to lift any fingers.
     
  4. thetinman macrumors member

    thetinman

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    England
    #4
    I like it but i got to say i keep on changing the font size all the time which can be annoying!
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    51.50024, -0.12662
    #5
    so you can only use one finger when clicking? im not sure as i dont have a new MacBook.
     
  6. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

    duffyanneal

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #6
    Nope you can use two just like a normal trackpad.
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
  8. comictimes macrumors 6502a

    comictimes

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Location:
    Berkeley, California
    #8
    I'm really having no problems with it... Half the time I just keep my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad where the button would normally be, and that doesn't screw with actually moving the cursor around at all. Also I just the the trackpad to click a lot of the time (rather than actually pushing down).

    I do feel that the "button" part of the trackpad is actually a little bit too stiff.. I feel like it was slightly easier to press on my black macbook. Maybe that's just my imagination though.
     

Share This Page