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09 / 06 / 2016

How to Optimize Trackpad on Mac

Using a trackpad on Mac for the first time can take some time to get used to especially for PC users.

Mac settings are configured by default, and some of them may be frustrating. Think about natural scrolling. Doesn’t it feel upside-down? Comparing to other laptops the gestures on Macbook touchpad are slightly different, that’s why, we prepared a simple guide that you can find in the image gallery above this article.

What are most commonly used trackpad gestures.

Never tried anything other than simple click and scroll? Trackpad has 15 gestures that can help you zoom, rotate and even open Mission Control with a touchpad. Have a look at our image gallery and expand your knowledge of trackpad gestures.

How to change a tracking speed on a Mac trackpad.

Whether the pointer moves too fast or slow when you use your touchpad, there is a way to customize the default settings for tracking and scrolling speed.    

Follow these steps to change a tracking speed on your Mac’s trackpad:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen
  2. Choose System Preferences...
  3. Click the Trackpad icon
  4. Go to Point & Click tab
  5. Move the Tracking speed slider to adjust the speed according to your preferences. Move it left to slow it down, or right to speed it up.

How to change a scrolling speed on a Mac trackpad.

  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen
  2. Choose System Preferences...
  3. Click the Accessibility icon
  4. Find the Mouse & Trackpad tab in the list
  5. Click Trackpad Options…
  6. Move the Scrolling speed slider to adjust the speed according to your preferences. Move it left to slow it down, or right to speed it up. Click OK.

How to force click with Force Touch trackpad.

Force click is a way to expand the options by applying a deeper press on the trackpad. The Force Touch trackpad lets you Force click a document to preview the file's contents; Force click dates and events to add them to Calendar; Force click an address to see a Maps preview of that location and a lot of other options.

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Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204895