6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2011 7:08 AM by Angela in TX
Angela in TX Level 1 Level 1

My track pad is acting crazy recently. When I am online, it will click on links or whatever I stop on (without me clicking). It will also highlight the entire webpage it I try to scroll up at times. Is this hardware or software?

MacBookPro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    Hi Angela,


    I don't remember for sure if it was still there in 10.5, but see if "ignore accidental input" or something related to that is available in System Preferences > Trackpad. Also, I would run updates in Software Update to get up to 10.5.8.

  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6

    Which MBP do you have? If it has a battery you can replace yourself, remove the battery and check it carefully to be sure it hasn't bulged. If it has, don't use it any more--it will need to be replaced.


    A swollen battery can exert pressure on the trackpad from below and cause all kinds of problems. With the battery out, see how the trackpad works just using the power adaptor.


    Good luck!

  • Angela in TX Level 1 Level 1

    I have a late 2008 MBP and I have removed the battery an am still having the problem. It just started w/in the last 2 weeks or so. I am running 10.5.8 and all software is up to date. I was trying to see if anyone had this problem before I go to the Apple Store. Thanks anyway.

  • Angela in TX Level 1 Level 1

    The settings have been the same for the whole time i have had my MBP (10.5.8 right now).  Just started happening last few weeks. No battery in there now.It has a mind of it's own.

  • Nastya_in_NYC Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having exactly the same problem! Started yesterday and now it's like a ghost inside my MacBook And I'm abroad now - no Apple Store in sight...

  • Angela in TX Level 1 Level 1

    I fixed my problem- somehow on my System Preferences for Trackpad, the Clicking setting got checked and was clicking whenever I had 2 fingers on the pad, even though I wasn't clicking.