Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2011 11:19 AM (in response to TonySmith7)Tony,
Welcome to the discussion boards!!
I think they designed the trackpad that way is to mirror the tilt of the wireless keyboard. The trackpad sits right beside the keyboard like they're part of the same unit giving a smooth transition from keyboard to trackpad.
CaptfrediMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to TonySmith7)If you're worried about the Magic Trackpad slant angle, there is a hidden default that lets you invert it automatically:
Enter this command in terminal (will prompt for root password), then restart your Mac or reconnect the Magic Trackpad:
sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES
Now place the Magic Trackpad in desired orientation on your desk and drop all 5 fingers on it (outstretched towards the edges not scrunched up).
The coordinates of the trackpad automatically flip so all cursor and gesture motions match the new hand orientation.
This trick is particularly helpful to maintain a straight wrist if your desk height is relatively low. If your hand is too large for palms to rest comfortably on the battery hump, you may want to place a ~1/2" thick palm rest behind the battery hump. You'll have to click the button with forward fingers, or use tap click and 3-finger drag.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), w/ Magic Trackpad
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to TonySmith7)
And if your like me and don't have a root password, here is the beta on that:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to Flippety Flop)
Sudo usually asks you for your own password, not the root one.
It's specifically designed to avoid having to give everyone the root password!
So a small part of flippety flop's post (the part on sudo) and all of sun and soul's post may not be that useful.