Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2011 4:18 AM (in response to Don@TN)Hello,
I am using the Magic Trackpad and generally like it a lot. But the sensitivity issue is a problem for me as well. I often find that I have selected things I did not in fact select. Sometimes, I have deleted e-mails or started software functions unintentionally. The sensitivity issue is ruining an otherwise very positive experience with the Magic Trackpad.
I don't think it is a "get used to it" thing. The Magic Trackpad is definitely a bit too sensitive. I have a MacBook Pro and never have the same problem.
Has anyone here installed jitouch (http://www.jitouch.com/index.php?page=jitouch)? I heard it has a sensitivity setting. Is jitouch approved by Apple?Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac 27", 13" MacBook Pro, MacMini, iPad 3G+WiFi, iTouch 8GB/16GB, Airport Ext.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2011 10:40 AM (in response to M. R.)The MBP is a great machine in many ways.I just got the latest iteration (Feb, 2011, 15") and it is fast! The inability to adjust tap sensitivity, however, is not just a minor annoyance. It is a major flaw and should be addressed immediately.MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2011 8:42 AM (in response to M. R.)
On the sensitivity issue I would like to add something that happened to me that is waiting to happen to anyone.
Not only does the MTP highlight unintended areas of your open page......open up unwanted applications.....launch websites you did not want to view.....and a myriad other unwanted actions: it can also do the following if you are not very, very careful when getting used to it!
You can accidentally and with zero intent end up agreeing to make a purchase online, and be unable to change and/cancel that purchase without some email effort and time to undo it. Don't think so?
I did and you can too.
Still.....I like this sensitive device and it is worth the acclimation time.
People who tell you that it was a snap from the get go are not being 100% honest with you.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2011 5:49 PM (in response to SillTry\'n)
Used it now for 11 months and I have to say I got much better.
However, it is still too sensitive.
I still select and delet accidentally text (that I did not want to select).
Also once in a while an app opens.
Twice I already accidentally locked the screen.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 8:09 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
I have a Magic Trackpad and love it except for the single click sensitivity. I have a problem some of you may not have. I have adult tremor sendrome which is more or less controlled by having a beer everyday. That's the ggod news, but the problem with the trackpad is that it is hypersensitve and if there was a way to decrease it just a bit, like scrolling and dragging can be, it'd be great. The solution to turn off the single click is a worthy one, but it is nice to be able to touch to click. Just make it less sensitive. Not sure that can be done with present generation except that I used this trackpad with the previous version of OS and I don't recall having this problem. I quit using for several reasons. However, those reasons don't exist now, so I want to use it.
Hopefully, Apple can change this.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2011 1:47 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
I've used the MTP since it was introduced. I use it as a separate device, from my 17" MBP. I also use a separate wired keyboard (just for FYI). My issue with sensitivity ONLY started AFTER upgrading to Lion! One of a few quirks with Lion. Another is editing a photo in Preview and being able to "save as" a new name. or, not having up, down, side to side arrows on an iPad, which has nothing to do with Lion, but hey, I wanted to mention it anyway!
Bob in Dallas
This a posting from Dale21stony
Solved problem of too sensitive "tap to click" function on "magic" trackpad
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to M. R.)
I have the same problem with the extra sensitivity of the tap on the MTP. Any time I save using this device is lost by having to undo all the things that happen with an unintended tap. I’ve been using the MTP for some time now, and while I’ve gotten used to all the swipes, etc., the overly sensitive tap is still a major problem.
Apple really needs to address this issue.
I find tap to click far too sensetive on my MacBook Pro 2011 17" - like many other posters I'm for ever accidentally selecting unwanted links, text etc etc.
I only engaged tap to click as the trackpad click itself was so noisy!
Apple please sort a sensitivity option in the trackpad preferences.....
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to Mike Holbrook)
I am having the same problem that Mike Holbrook and others here have described. It is not just the necessity to get used to the Magic TrackPad, it simply needs a way to make the tap to click less sensitive. I have had mine for months now, and I can't tell you the time I have wasted undong all the inadvertent clicks from the TrackPad. I am using the lightest possible touch, and sometimes it will click if I just hover my finger over the TouchPad without actually touching it...at least I can't feel that my finger is actually touching it. (And, there is nothing wrong with my sense of feel in my fingers.)
Now, on to the Magic Mouse. In OS X Lion my Magic Mouse does all sort of crazy things, which it never did in Snow Leopard. The cursor has a mind of its own. Again, I'm wasting tons of time with these two input devices. I'm convinced that the problem is two-fold: 1. Apple needs to add sensitive adjustments to the Magic TrackPad preferences and, 2. They need to fix the operating system where the real problem lies.
I'm hoping that this will be fixed in Mountain Lion.
There is a way!!! Try buying the "moshi 15" PalmGuard Palm Rest Protector for MacBook Pro".... it SIGNIFICANTLY lowers the track pad sensitivity...... the pad's touch feels much 'better' but actually I find the lowered sensitivity annoying, but you might like it?.....
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 12:33 AM (in response to M. R.)
I have been using mine with no problems since they were first released, but in the last two days mine has gone too sensitive, with all the problems everyone else is reporting. I have not changed anyting on my system, other than becoming unusable!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to matthew_thompson)
Yes, yes. Chiming in to also say, the Tap-to-click is WAAAYYYY too sensitive. Sometimes it feels like I haven't even touched and I clicked on something. Just readjusting my finger to a new spot registers as a click. This needs to be addressed. It needs a sensitivity adjust option. A touch should not register as a tap, which it often does. C'mon MacWorld, isn't there a Terminal fix for this?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to poflynn)
I know for a fact that the trackpad hardware is able to detect the amount of pressure and duration of a tap. Adding sliders to the control panel to let the user define the tap strength/duration threshholds to qualify as a click wouldn't be hard. Apple just hasn't bothered. And if you think it's bad in OS X, just wait till you get a load of the Apple trackpad driver and control panel on Bootcamp. They're so rudimentary that I still keep a wired USB mouse handy for when I boot into Windows.
There are two points of principle involved here.
First, the problem can be addressed by free third-party software, but it shouldn't have to be. It goes against the whole Mac way of doing things to depend on 3d-party gewgaws to make devices work the way they're supposed to.
Second, the belief evidently shared by Apple and some brainwashed consumers that it's we who have to adapt to the device is just plain wrong-headed. It's the device that needs to be adaptable to us. (If Dr. Asimov didn't make that one of his rules of robotics, he should have.)