3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2014 5:15 PM by David Roy
soulfulpsy Level 1 (0 points)

I have just installed Mavericks on my iMac and the trackpad won't right click and it only scrolls with the cursor on the bar. Worse: in System Preferences, when I click on the trackpad, it says there is not one. Solutions, any one? How to restore trackpad?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), 27-inch Mid 2010 2.93 Ghz Intel i7
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,319 points)

    Give this a try: Go to Bluetooth Preferences and delete the Trackpad, then add it back.


    Also, check the batteries.

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,517 points)

    Apple support articles.


    Bluetooth FAQ


    Bluetooth Quick Assist

  • David Roy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.  I had already replaced the batteries and tried a reboot.  However, as I was reading about other issues in other forums, I saw a pattern that suggested a reboot was insufficient, that it needed to be a complete shutdown.  So, that is what I just did and it seemed to restore the trackpad in System Preferences.  Also, the scrolling has pretty much returned, though in the mail program (unlike the browsers I've tested and unlike Word), it still insists on scrolling the opposite way from everything else.


    I appreciate your suggested solution and am guessing it would work.