Trackpad: Tap vs. Click

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Waldszenen, Mar 8, 2010.

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Tap vs. Click

  1. Tap

    112 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Click

    56 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Waldszenen macrumors member

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The only time I use the "click" is when I need to drag something (I don't like the tap-drag option).
     
  3. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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  4. MagicMouse macrumors regular

    MagicMouse

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    I absolutely HATE tapping... it is so horrible.
     
  5. ZazenZach macrumors member

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    #5
    my clicking thingy broke somehow, so i exclusively tap (not getting it repaired atm because it needs to get sent in).
     
  6. sh0vel macrumors member

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

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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.
     
  8. TheJae macrumors regular

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    What i just did is, click on the radio button but tapped submit.
     
  9. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    I think it varies by day but generally I prefer being able to tap.
     
  10. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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  11. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Tapping fo sho (accidently put fapping at first. Good job I saw that :eek:.)
     
  12. Malithion macrumors member

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    #12
    Both? Sometimes I tap but it doesn't register so I click it, and vic versa.
     
  13. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    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. :)
     
  14. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  15. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  16. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

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    I prefer tap, and the tap+drag lock.

    The click takes too much pressure to activate (for me anyway).
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #17
    Lol I don't use the tap option... I tried it but it was annoying:(
     
  18. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I absolutely hate it when people don't have tap to click enabled!
     
  19. Mr.Plastic macrumors newbie

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    #19
    Hmmm

    I always prefer the pull/squeeze option. Whoops that's my wife, sorry.:)
     
  20. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    #20
    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
     
  21. PiusPatronus macrumors member

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    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!
     
  22. Jodles macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  23. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

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    +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.
     
  24. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    #24
    Tapping. I hate it when someone uses my laptop and they click when using the trackpad.
     
  25. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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