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Apple Introduces New Multi-Touch Magic Trackpad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many other ways to right click thru gestures and swipes, taps etc, at least when you use the BetterTouchTool add-on and I think apple has this option too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myminirocks wrote:
ma5ter5 wrote:
decaturnc wrote:
sgreszcz wrote:
Would be better if they build an all-in-one keyboard with integrated touchpad to be used with a TV-connected mac mini.


on one or two of the podcasts that I listen to and in some articles I've read there is discussion about how this will integrate with a future product/device be it a brand new device or a refreshed existing device.

I think a combo unit would be nice but I am not going to hold out for one. If they do make one I am sure it will be as impressive as some of their other offerings.


wouldn't be surprised if it would be apple TV.


my thought exactly. The second I saw this thing I figured it was a way to introduce a sexy input device that doesn't look like a keyboard/mouse, and where else do we want an input device that doesn't look geeky and 'computer' like... the lounge room.


I tried a Magic Trackpad this way and it's pretty poor because you can't click it on the cushion or your knee or anything except a firm, flat surface.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gable wrote:
I tried a Magic Trackpad this way and it's pretty poor because you can't click it on the cushion or your knee or anything except a firm, flat surface.


It should be tappable, setup in the System Prefs, then it won't need to be clicked.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gable wrote:
I tried a Magic Trackpad this way and it's pretty poor because you can't click it
on the cushion or your knee or anything except a firm, flat surface.
Huh????
My MTP works with just the lightest touch.
A hint of a tap is all that is necessary.
If your having problems I would return it
and try another.
I'm disabled and use it on my bed.
Not a firm surface.
You shouldn't be having problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
Gable wrote:
I tried a Magic Trackpad this way and it's pretty poor because you can't click it on the cushion or your knee or anything except a firm, flat surface.


It should be tappable, setup in the System Prefs, then it won't need to be clicked.


You are completely correct. Changing this setting makes it much more usable on the couch. Maybe a little too sensitive in this mode for every day relaxed use leaning back in your lazyboy, but definitely better than I initially thought. Thanks!
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