Trackpad "zones" and selecting text?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Banga, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Banga macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    Hi All,

    When I want to select text, I click with my thumb, and drag with my forefinger. I've found though, that if I click (thumb) above about 20mm from the bottom of the track pad, I can't select text (in a browser it's like pressing the back button).

    I've had my laptop for about nine months, so something has either changed, or I've mysteriously changed where I put my fingers. So I have two questions:

    1. Is this normal behavior?
    2. If not, has anyone heard of this happening before, and a resolution?

    Ta, Banga
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I just tried it on my Aluminum Macbook, I can click with my thumb 1/3 of the way from the top of the trackpad and still drag to select text with my finger.

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