4602 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 10:59 PM by twilsonb
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.