Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hasty1991, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. hasty1991 macrumors newbie

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    Can't click the trackpad down on the top inch of the pad - normal behaviour?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Mine doesn't click on the top edge. I use tap instead of click anyway.
     
  3. hasty1991 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I do normally but was sitting in an awkward position and tried to click and was surprised!
     
  4. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, that's normal - pretty sure there is a hinge at the top.
     
  5. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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  6. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    Mine clicks on every part of the pad. The top is a LOT hard to click in than the bottom.

    But like zboater, I use tap. I hate clicking!
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You know, you are right. It does click up there. But like you said it is a LOT harder. After I read your post I tried again and it did click.

    I am not sure I'd like to be clicking my trackpad that hard... :D
     
  8. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    this seems to be the nature of any current/recent macbook trackpads
     
  9. hfg macrumors 68040

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    It is simple leverage you learned in physics. ;)

    The track pad is hinged at the top, intending that you will press to click at the bottom. The further from the hinge line you press, the more leverage you will have to effect the click. So, conversely, the closer you press to the hinge line, the more pressure will be required to operate the switch.

    I also like tap ... so rarely click the trackpad other than to login.:)




    -howard
     
  10. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Same here. Say, did you know that Apple has two different types of trackpads, and


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