Tag Archive: Trackpad


MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

Ignoring Built-in Trackpad Input When Using External Mouse with MacBook

The built-in trackpad on MacBook Pro and MacBook functions as the primary input method of the Apple laptops, but if you primarily use an external mouse or external trackpad you may occasionally find the built-in trackpad receives input you’d rather the Mac ignore. With a simple settings adjustment you can do exactly that, ignoring any … Read More

Unable to Click with Trackpad or Mouse in Mac OS? Here’s the Fix!

Since most of our computing activities require the usage of a mouse click or trackpad click, it’s understandably annoying if suddenly you’re unable to click anything on a Mac. Typically the inability to click occurs all of a sudden, where the mouse still moves around on the screen, but the user can’t click, and when … Read More

How to Use iPhone Keyboard as Trackpad with 3D Touch

Navigating around text blocks in iOS is typically done by hunting and pecking with a finger to tap in between precisely the write characters or words. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach and that’s what we have all become used to on the iPhone, but the 3D Touch enabled devices offer a much better … Read More

Apple introduces new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2

Alongside stunning new 21.5- and 27-inch Retina iMacs, Apple’s other big announcement of the day relates to the release of an all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. These gorgeous new devices have been completely redesigned to feel more comfortable than ever, while also featuring fully rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, giving them around one […]

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Apple TV remote is getting a trackpad this summer

Apple has been gearing up to launch a redesigned Apple TV to go with its rumored streaming service, and a new report claims the new black box will also include a redesigned TV remote with a trackpad. According to the New York…

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Pixelmator integrates with new MacBook’s Force Touch trackpad

The new MacBook has been out for a couple of weeks, and OS X apps are starting to take advantage of its Force Touch trackpad. Pixelmator, a popular photo editor and Photoshop alternative on the Mac, is an early example…

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How to Change Scrolling Speed of Mouse or Trackpad in Mac OS X

Scrolling through documents, web pages, and other data with a trackpad or mouse is one of the most common computing tasks and used gestures. By default, the scrolling speed on a Mac is not particularly speedy, but with some settings changes you can customize the scrolling rate in OS X for both a Mac trackpad … Read More

MIT’s new wearable trackpad is all thumbs

Stop chewing your fingernails now. You may be biting off a new frontier in wearable technology. Researchers at MIT have devised a way to turn the thumbnail into a wireless trackpad that will allow users to control their devices when…

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How to Sign Documents with the Mac Trackpad Using Preview for OS X

The Mac Preview app has long included the ability to digitally sign documents with a signature, but up until the most recent versions of OS X, users had to basically sign a piece of paper and then use the Macs front-facing camera to ‘scan’ and digitize the signature. That has changed with OS X 10.10 … Read More