Trackpad Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Keysmark, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Keysmark macrumors member

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    Jun 9, 2010
    #1
    I received a trackpad when I bought my new 27" iMac a few months ago, and I use it quite a bit. But I still haven't decided whether to use the "Tap to Click" option.

    I understand the advantages when you are holding it on your lap or using it away from a hard surface, such as your desk. However, those advantages disappear when you are at a desk.

    The one problem I have is that lightly touching the trackpad causes unwanted actions, like contact with a link to change to a different screen.

    Question 1: Is there a way to adjust the tap pressure required?
    Question 2: I am wondering if most of you use "Tap to click".

    Thanks
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    Oct 20, 2008
    #2
    1) There's no way of adjusting the pressure, from what I know. The trackpad is capacitive and not haptic, so it won't respond to different pressure from a finger. There might be third-party programs out there with third-party input methods like a stylus that might be able to though. You might be able to adjust "sensitivity" of the trackpad with third-party programs, but not "pressure."

    2) I definitely use tap to click. Sometimes I just don't feel like pressing on the trackpad and want to change it up. Plus I find it faster than clicking. Once you get used to it, you rarely make mistakes.
     
  3. loiphin macrumors newbie

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    Apr 21, 2009
    #3
    It does respond to pressure and really well!

    If you try out BetterTouchTool , you can pull up "Live View" showing your fingers in real-time on the trackpad as it sees it. The harder you push, the bigger the finger circles get. Very cool.

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