Tag Archives: Trackpad

How to address input device freezes on your Mac

KeyboardIconXYour keyboard and mouse are the gateway to your computer, so if these stop working then you will find yourself somewhat hard-pressed to properly control your system. While for the most part an unresponsive input device is indicative of an issue with the device itself, there are times when a conflict with your Mac may be the reason for the problem. Either way, there are several steps you can take to overcome input problems and regain control of your Mac. Continue reading

What can you do with Apple’s new Force-Touch trackpad?

TrackpadIconXIf you recently purchased a MacBook that has Apple’s new Force-Touch trackpad, then as with any new system you might have played around with the trackpad’s features for a little while, and then settled into only using more generic functions like pointing and clicking. This may be especially true if you are a long-standing Mac user and have become accustomed to the previous multi-touch trackpad’s features. However, by keeping a couple of ideas in mind, you can make the best use of your Mac’s new trackpad. Continue reading

The inner-workings of Apple’s Force Touch trackpad revealed

TrackpadIconXIf you are interested in the Force Touch trackpad on Apple’s new MacBook, iFixIt has performed a full teardown of the new system to reveal its underpinnings, and in doing so has outlined some of how the trackpad works. Apple’s trackpad brings several key advancements to its input technology, and while it may not fit everyone’s tastes, it should help overcome a number of limitations to Apple’s current trackpads.  Continue reading

Fix your trackpad button suddenly being light to the touch

TrackpadIconXThe multi-touch trackpad’s on your MacBook should have a substantial click sound to it, and require a notable press to activate. Granted many people will have differing touches, but in general you should be able to swipe around on your trackpad without activating the button on it. If this is not the case and your trackpad’s button does click inadvertently and quite frequently, then there may be some quick fixes you can try. Continue reading