What are your thoughts on the Trackpad?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ugadawgs311, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. ugadawgs311 macrumors member

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    I just got my Mini in yesterday and currently have it set up with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I'm considering getting a trackpad for it so I can take advantage of the gestures built into the OS. What are your thoughts on the Trackpad? Do you use the gestures much? Just trying to see if the $70 investment would be worth it.
     
  2. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's worth it (but use a mouse in addition to it as it gets kinda painful to use without a mouse). The gesture to swipe between desktops alone is worth it IMHO. Yeah, you could do it by pressing cmd+arrow, but that's not nearly as cool. And 360° scrolling is great in many ways. Even plain vertical scrolling is much better with the trackpad than with any non-Apple mouse.
     
  3. ugadawgs311 thread starter macrumors member

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    How is it painful?
     
  4. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    After hours in front of the computer - especially when you're working busy - your hand gets tired and using the trackpad doesn't feel good anymore. It's not too bad, I'd just recommend keeping your mouse as addition.

    To say it simple: The trackpad is great, but it's even greater when used together with a mouse.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's really a matter of personal preference. I rarely use a trackpad, as the mouse is far more accurate and much faster for the vast majority of functions.
     
  6. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I use nothing but the Trackpad. Love it and I ONLY use a mouse when I play D3.
     

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