trackpad skin that simulates a button

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by FelixTheJeep, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. FelixTheJeep macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a new unibody Macbook Air and am very pleased with it. However, my wife really dislikes the trackpad and how it's a single piece without a seperate button. I'm trying to find a skin for the trackpad that simulates the button area of older Macbooks by have a raised or textured area where the button would be. So far I've had no luck finding one, does anyone know of a product that would accomplish this? Thanks!
     
  2. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I've never heard of such a thing. Perhaps she should just get used to it, instead of trying to simulate something that isn't there.
     
  3. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    Use one of these:
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  4. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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  6. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Do you know the trackpad has a setting that allows you to lightly tap without pressing down/clicking at all? It's System Preferences > Trackpad > Tap to Click.

    Other than familiarity (which goes away) there's no real reason she needs to click at all.
     
  7. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    When I got my laptop, I thought I wouldn't like the trackpad either, but once I started using it, I got used to it real fast. Tell her to give it a try. There's no reason for her to say she doesn't like it. It's the best trackpad made for a laptop, in my opinion.
     
  8. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Give her some time and she'll get used to it, and most likely come to really dig the trackpad. For an alternate solution have her try an external mouse. My wife didn't like the trackpad either, so she has a wireless USB mouse on her desk but uses (and likes) the trackpad when she's mobile.
     
  9. evosgames macrumors newbie

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    If you dont want to deface the track pad with a marker (I wouldn't) you could use two pieces of electrical tape or masking tape, make a "button look", granted you don't find the skin or sticker you're looking for.

    Just a thought. ;)
     
  10. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    woah woah woah, I thought the marker idea was spectacular ;)
     
  11. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    Get her a mouse and be done with the Trackpad.
     
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly! To me a mouse make the Air much more friendly to use.
     
  13. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    But the whole idea of an Air is portability. Who want to lug around a mouse?

    I guarantee that if you put the time into getting comfortable with the trackpad, you will prefer it to any other or a mouse. It's one of the best things about Apple's laptops.
     

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