7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2014 1:25 PM by Cliff61
mredhall Level 1 Level 1

I've just bought a magic trackpad for my iMac, It's great except "Tap to Click" doesn't work on the login screen.  Once I get past the login screen all gestures work fine. If I use fast user switching to change user, "tap to click" no longer works but all other gestures continue to work fine. So I have to plug the usb mouse back in to continue using the computer. Any solutions?  or do i take it back to the shop? Maybe it's not so magic after all...


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by captfred on Nov 21, 2011 1:39 PM Solved
Tap to Click is a user option so it doesn't take effect until after Login.  It must be set for each user since it's not system wide. Regards,Captfred Edit:  Use the Physical click on the trackpad at login and to set "tap to click" on the other user.  Push down on the lower left side of the trackpad.
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7

    Tap to Click is a user option so it doesn't take effect until after Login.  It must be set for each user since it's not system wide.

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

     

    Edit:  Use the Physical click on the trackpad at login and to set "tap to click" on the other user.  Push down on the lower left side of the trackpad.

  • mredhall Level 1 Level 1

    Captfred - you're a genius!!  Works a treat. Thanks very much.

    Regards

    Mark R

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7

    Glad to help Mark. 

     

    Captfred

  • jeffrey30 Level 1 Level 1

    I have this problem also. 

     

    With one user I am able to adjust the magic trackpad settings, such as Tap to Click or Scroll Direction: Natural.  When I switch to another user login, I can "check" the boxes to change the settings, but they don't take effect.  So I am unable to use Tap to Click, Scroll Direction:Natural, or any other non-default setting on this one user login. 

     

    Any thoughts?  I've tried rebooting, resetting, etc to no avail

  • jeffrey30 Level 1 Level 1

    Well I solved my own problem, although to be honest it makes no sense to me why this worked:

     

    I went into Trackpad settings for the user where Tap to Click etc wasn't working.  I unchecked Tap to Click and Secondary Click and then re-checked them.  For some reason it worked.  Weird but I'm happy now.  Note that I saw this suggestion in another forum also so apparently this worked for someone else too

  • lenagirlski Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much! This worked for me!!

  • Cliff61 Level 1 Level 1

    well that sorted me too!