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Re: macbook trackpad tapping
Check in system preferences under keyboard and mouse in the trackpad section. You'll probably find that the trackpad taping will become annoying when typing but you can also enable two finger scrolling there - which you're should probably have.
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You have to goto settings from the home screen and using two fingers you can scroll down to "accessibility" double tap it to open it, scroll down to "talk back" double tap it and double tap the toggle off.
Here are two general usability tips that every Mac laptop owner must know about. How to simulate a right click with your trackpad, and scrolling through documents much like a scrollwheel. I have long assumed these were common knowledge, but I’ve heard enough complaints and wishes and had to demonstrate them to enough people to prove otherwise. So if you don’t know about these two trackpad features, then you do now, and once you start using them, it’s impossible to go without.
Right Click with Trackpad - Hold two fingers on the trackpad while you use the click button
Scroll through pages a la Scroll Wheel with trackpad - Place two fingers on the trackpad and move them up to scroll up, and down to scroll down. Works horizontally as well.
If these features aren’t working for you, they are probably disabled. Here is how to activate them:
Note: Several of our readers have pointed out that these tips are not compatible with some older PowerBook and iBook models. However, a program called iScroll2 enables the scrolling ability on these models. Get iScroll2 here. Thanks to all who pointed this out! To activate these options (assuming they are turned off), go to Apple menu -> System Preferences. Navigate to the ‘Keyboard & Mouse’ preference pane under Hardware. Click the Trackpad tab. Under Trackpad gestures, be sure that “Use two fingers to scroll” and ‘Place two fingers on trackpad and click button for secondary click’ are checked, as shown in the screenshot below. Enjoy
This can be accomplished a couple of ways. Depending on the model of your computer there may be a pressure sensitive switch under the mouse pad that pressing a little harder will actuate. Another method is there might be 'virtual' mouse buttons on your trackpad. Put one finger in the flower left corner and drag on the pad with another. Finally, there is a setting for a double click drag and drop. Tap the mouse pad twice and on the second tap keep your finger on the pad and move it. Good luck!
On the msi netbooks to scroll it doesn't work like most of the other netbook trackpads. The scrolling feature works like arrow buttons, you have to tap the top right corner to scroll up, or the bottom right corner to scroll down. It takes getting used to.
in the home screen double tap settings and scroll using three fingers and double tap general again scroll using three fingers double tap on accessibility and double tap voice over and double tap it to switch off
Go to the Apple icon menu (top left) > System Preferences > Trackpad
click on the check box next to "Clicking"
This will let you just tap on the trackpad with one finger instead of pressing down on the trackpad to click on something
This is also were you can check the "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click"
(ie kind of like right clicking on something)
I assume we are discussing a trackpad.
It's possible that your have your "tap to click" feature enabled, and you are inadvertently tapping the trackpad while you are sliding your finger around. Visit Apple Menu / System Preferences / Trackpad to set your trackpad controls in a way more comfortable for you.
If this doesn't solve your problem, you will have to provide us with a more specific description of what actions you are performing, and what actions the Mac is performing.
I am running mac OS 10.5.5 and Win XP using parallels. You need to make sure the system preferences in the mac OS to allow two fingers for secondary click using the trackpad. This allows you to right click in Win XP.
I find using two fingers and clicking the button works more reliably in windows xp. I usually have to try two finger tapping a few times.
To right click by tapping:
Go to System Preferences and choose Keyboard & Mouse. Select "Clicking" and "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click". This allows you to tap the trackpad with two fingers side by side to get the "right click" effect. You can also right click without tapping with this setting.
To right click without tapping: Go to System Preferences and choose Keyboard & Mouse. Select "For secondary clicks, place two fingers on the trackpad then click the button". This allows you to right click by placing two fingers on the trackpad and then clicking the mouse button.