I have a new iMac with the newest version of OS X. I recently purchased a Magic Trackpad, and in the new system settings for Mountain Lion, I cannot find the “Double-click to drag a file or folder” option. I do, however, see the three-finger drag option.
Since Apple introduced the Multi-Touch Trackpad on the MacBook Pros a few years back, the utilization of easy-to-use gestures is on the rise. And while Lion's whole architecture is based off of these assorted swipes and finger-pulls, it's more than just moving windows and swiping between pages. Read on to learn about six other ways you can use your Trackpad to increase productivity in applications like iLife, Quicktime and even the Dock.
Maybe you’re not down with Apple’s push for a gesture-based operating system on OS X Lion, preferring to crunch numbers the old-fashioned way with your keyboard. You may change your opinion soon enough when you see how easy it is to temporarily convert a Magic Trackpad into a touchable number pad.
On Thursday, a report that Apple’s Magic Mouse may be headed out to pasture caught fire like a spark in a dry forest and quickly spread across the interweb. Could Apple be heading for an all-trackpad world? As it turns out, the rumors of the Magic Mouse’s demise may be greatly exaggerated.
Lion has only been out for a short while now, but as you’ve probably discovered, the new operating system has more gestures than a taxi driver in a hurry. We’ve swiped, swerved, and tapped our way through the new OS X's gestures, and here are the six that we just love.
The Magic Trackpad is an amazing tool for bringing Multi-Touch controls to a desktop Mac, but if you have an iPad, you can get the same great effect for five bucks. All you need is an iOS app called TouchPad ($4.99) that gives you the ability to use your iPad just like a Magic Trackpad.
I just bought my Magic Trackpad and I’m excited to use it, but I can’t get my computer to recognize it. The Trackpad system preference keeps saying, “The pairing attempt was unsuccessful”, even though it says that it found the trackpad.