Trackpad plays the most important role on using MacBook, especially when mouse isn't present. How to adjust Trackpad behavior?
Note : It's obvious that reading this article won't be useful for those Macs without trackpad. And, I'm not discussing MacBook Air's smart trackpad here.
It's really easy to find this pane. These simple steps will do.
Keyboard & Mouseunder Hardware section
Inside Trackpad Preferences Pane, three sliders will stand out of crowd. These sliders control tracking speed, double-click speed and scrolling speed. I set my MacBook's tracking speed to 70%-80% of its maximum, double-clicking speed 80% and scrolling speed 20%. These settings fit me, but you are free to set your own preferences.
There are several gestures you can perform with trackpad :
Use two fingers to scrolland
Allow horizontal scrolling
Zoom while holding
As a matter of advice, moving cursor will sometimes be mistakenly read as clicking if you're not experience enough in using it, like me.
Tips : Some of the checkbox contain "hidden" information that can be seen when you hover your cursor long enough above it, such as
The rest two checkboxes are quite self-explanatory, I believe.
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