Trackpad Over Sensitive (after upgrade to Snow Leopard)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iBrody, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. iBrody macrumors 6502

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    I have a Late 2008 MBP/2.53 Ghz and prefer to use tap to click/2 finger secondary tap.

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    When running Leopard OS I had no trackpad issues, but after upgrading to Snow Leopard (currently on v.10.6.6), linked webpages and files/folders open when my second finger (accidentally) touches the trackpad even when I am still (one finger) navigating. In addition, if I am scrolling with 2 fingers and pause, sometimes the whole hyperlink area will highlight and sometimes activate.

    I don't recall this ever happening with Leopard, and it is very frustrating.

    My parents have SL installed natively on their MBP, and from memory, I believe that their trackpad does not behave like this.

    I posted about this previously a few months back and there didn't seem to be a solution (there's also a lengthy thread in the Apple Support forum with no solution) and I therefore decided to revert back to the Leopard OS.

    However, I recently had a Genius Bar appointment about different issues (screen flicker and SuperDrive not working), and so I reinstalled SL to inform the Genius about the trackpad behaviour (but at that time I hadn't really tested as to when the links/files/folders accidentally activate - I thought it was just random), the Genius guy said he would look into the issue of it being over sensitive, and I now have the MBP back but there's no change with the trackpad issue. It's only now that I have concluded links/folders activate when my 2nd finger touches the trackpad whilst the first finger is currently navigating.

    I trust the Javavirtualmachine differences can be ignored when running Disk Utility as it's non critical, or could these issues be having an effect?

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    My Applecare runs out in November, and I really want this issue resolved before then. My nearest Apple Store is 20 miles away and so I don't want to waste a journey if this can be resolved at home.

    So what I need to know before deciding to go to Apple again I guess, is this behaviour normal with SL? If it is, maybe I need to check my parents MBP again to lay my concerns to rest.

    I hope I have made some sense with the above! Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Filipek macrumors member

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    Hii

    I bought my first MBP (first apple computer ever) last friday, and I experienced the same ' problem '. I thought it was normal though, but I have no further experience at all, and it is quite annoying indeed, it's very very sensitive...
     
  3. iBrody thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Visited my parents tonight and tested their trackpad, and you have to touch the trackpad with a lot more force using a second finger to enable a new link to open than you do on mine.

    I took an (almost) identical video from The Sun website on both Mac's for proof and will get in touch with Apple Support to see what they suggest.

    So frustrating as I never had this problem when running Leopard.
     

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