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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Clickpad - This thing's weird

How you do you guys manage to click & drag?? At least with a button, you can hold with the thumb then drag with the other, lifting your finger as you need to get more dragging length...

But with the clickpad, the only way I've figured out how to do it is to alternate fingers as I'm holding the click down... so I'll be dragging and holding down the click with one finger, and when I get to the end of the pad, I put down another finger at the top and click while lifting the other finger...

This is really difficult and tedious!

Is there a better way?
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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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My friend drew a line with a black magic marker along the bottom of the trackpad differentiating a "button" from the rest of the trackpad, if you look at it when you use it for a while you will eventually get used to it, then go ahead and erase the magic marker line. Hopefully this fill aid your dilemma.
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How you do you guys manage to click & drag?? At least with a button, you can hold with the thumb then drag with the other, lifting your finger as you need to get more dragging length...

But with the clickpad, the only way I've figured out how to do it is to alternate fingers as I'm holding the click down... so I'll be dragging and holding down the click with one finger, and when I get to the end of the pad, I put down another finger at the top and click while lifting the other finger...

This is really difficult and tedious!

Is there a better way?
Nothing to it. Forget the silly line. Use your thumb like you did with the click pad. Hold the edge down with your thumb and drag with your finger. Same method and dead easy once you get used to it.
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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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Hey the line helped me!
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I usually use two hands
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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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Nothing to it. Forget the silly line. Use your thumb like you did with the click pad. Hold the edge down with your thumb and drag with your finger. Same method and dead easy once you get used to it.

OH!!

I didn't know I could do that! I don't know why, but I assumed it would act more like a right click.... huh, ok then cool thanks!
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Old Jun 20th, 2009, 08:24 AM   #7
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I asked this question in another thread when the new Macbook Pros came out. This is what Suite Edit replied.


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Ok, here is a different question. Now that the button is gone bellow the track pad, how do you click and drag?
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That was my main worry when they were first released

It's actually really intuitive - you just press down, then drag your finger along. If you run out of track pad, just use a second finger to continue the motion.


I don't have a new Macbook Pro so I cant's verify that it works, but if it does, seems like this is the simplest way to click and drag of all.
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I don't have a new Macbook Pro so I cant's verify that it works, but if it does, seems like this is the simplest way to click and drag of all.
I do, and it does work just fine.
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I usually use two hands
Or you can just use your left hand and it's like a whole different person.
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or you can just use your left hand and it's like a whole different person. :d
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