Trackpad: Tap vs. Click

Tap vs. Click

  • Tap

    Votes: 116 67.1%
  • Click

    Votes: 57 32.9%

  • Total voters
    173

Waldszenen

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 2, 2010
37
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Sydney
Which do you guys use more often on the trackpad, the tap or the click?

I don't own a MBP yet but whenever I try it out at the Apple store I've always preferred tapping it - less force required to push the thing down.
 

ZazenZach

macrumors member
Dec 23, 2009
97
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my clicking thingy broke somehow, so i exclusively tap (not getting it repaired atm because it needs to get sent in).
 

sh0vel

macrumors member
Feb 28, 2010
72
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Tapping definitely - I find clicking to be really slow compared to tapping, maybe it's just a mental thing.
 

forkspoon

macrumors member
Nov 8, 2009
34
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I voted for click because I used a windows computer between this and my last mac, so I'm just more used to it. Mostly, though, I use my mouse.
 

7even

macrumors 6502a
Jan 11, 2008
957
10
I think it varies by day but generally I prefer being able to tap.
 

Jazwire

macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2009
896
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127.0.0.1
Both but tap 75% click 25%.

I do think I tend to click more if its a submit button.
Weird never really paid attention till this thread. :)
 

Hellishness

macrumors 65816
Jan 27, 2010
1,086
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Bay Area, CA
I absolutely HATE tapping... it is so horrible.
me too! i have only PCs right now, but i hate tapping it. i like to have the feel of the click, and it reassures me that it registered if the action takes a second. apple probably spend a hundred grand designing a trackpad that clicks like it does, why waste all of that.
 

prodigee

macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2009
621
10
Brooklyn, NY
Tapping for sure, I hate the sound that clicking makes. But I don't have tap and drag on, I have to click and drag otherwise I am always randomly dragging stuff if its tap and drag.
 

iLog.Genius

macrumors 601
Feb 24, 2009
4,830
355
Toronto, Ontario
Tap. It feels unusual at first but you eventually get used to it. Now I can't go back to clicking, in fact it annoys me that people actually click hahahaha
 

PiusPatronus

macrumors member
Jan 14, 2010
33
0
Click of course. Absolutely hate tapping. I turned it off both from my macbook and regular windows based notebook.
Also dragging while tapping is very limited (and the scrolling once you've reached the edge is really annoying in my opinion).

That being said, Click FTW!
 

Jodles

macrumors regular
Dec 5, 2008
170
2
Tapping<3 I too hate it when people click:p

Only thing I don't like about the OS X implementation is that of tap to drag. All clicks are then delayed, waiting for the extra tap to drag. I've never experienced this on any Windows laptop; it's always instantaneous.
 

mattwolfmatt

macrumors 65816
Jun 7, 2008
1,022
25
+1 for tapping. It drives me nuts when I have to use someone else's MBP and I have to click.

Interesting how strong the emotions are running on this one.
 

cathyy

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2008
727
1
Tap to click is horrible on Windows, so I'm pretty used to clicking. After clicking for almost 2 years, I feel that it's faster to have my thumb to click and my fingers to navigate, rather than having to lift my fingers each time.

Tapping still feels more natural though.