I realise this might be a bit soon after its release to have any meaningful information but as someone who suffers from arthritis in my right shoulder and wrist (I'm right handed) anything to ease things over longer use would be well worth it.
Currently I get by ok with my Logitech MX laser 1000, SteerMouse to map common functions to buttons per app (fantastic bit of software this), using my left hand for keyboard short cuts, correct height chair/desk and taking a break every so often but I can't help but feel there must be a better solution. Is the new Magic Trackpad something that I may get any benefit from? I've never used a Mac notebook recent enough to have multi-touch input so I can't even use that as a guide.
buying one of these to replace my mouse.There's no store where i live so i can't go into the store and try both I'v never tried the apple trackpad on their laptops either.I used a lot of windows laptops before and what i can say.They were so bad that i always had a little mouse in my back I rly don't know what to expect for the apple track pad.Can it replace completely the mouse and is it comfortable to work with ? Or should i go with the mouse ?
I'm looking to get either a Magic Mouse or the Magic trackpad to use with my iMac. Do they both work with Windows? My wife uses Windows Vista on bootcamp for work. Also, I do play some games, nothing heavy duty.Any other thoughts or suggestions would be helpful, especially concerning the magic trackpad as my experience with it is approximately 10 minutes at my local Apple store.
For those who have purchased the new iMac or are thinking of purchasing, definitely go with a Magic Trackpad. The Magic Mouse is a little better for dragging and dropping, but the Trackpad is so much more enjoyable to use for everything elseApple should really figure out a way to make this a packaging option
I just purchased a Apple Wireless Keyboard for my MacBook Pro. And I was wondering if I should get a Magic Mouse or Magic trackpad. I love to use my computer from my tv while I sit on the couch and I like to use it from a distance from my tv. Please help by reply and tell me.
I'm using Jitouch 2 on my MacBook Pro for a couple of weeks now and it's just amazin.Since my new iMac arrived yesterday, i was wondering whether anyone has already tested the beta version of Jitouch 2 where support for the new Magic Trackpad was added.
"We're glad to announce that jitouch 2.3 beta now supports Magic Trackpad. But unfortunately, due to the new Apple's Magic Trackpad and Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.0, some of the gestures in jitouch no longer work properly and a few of them may be permanently removed from the next version of jitouch. We are currently working on updating our software and adding the next "cool" Magic Trackpad features."
I recently got myself a Magic Trackpad for my TV-computer(a Mac mini running 10.7.3). It seems to work fine, but there's an annoying problem. I can't use it to click on things on the login screen. When I've logged in I can click around on various items, but not on the login screen and since this computer have a couple of family accounts it's a bit annoying. I can move around the pointer so it's not entirely dead, but I can't click making it a bit hard to choose the account you want to login as.Is this how it's supposed to work or is there some setting I've missed?
I am currently using the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse at the same time and finding it to be a good setup.However there is one minor annoyance, they are both paired and recognised by the mac but I always have to go into bluetooth prefs and connect to the mouse whereas the pad connects automatically.Is there any way to make the mac auto connect to both devices at the same time to avoid this?
Now that both have been out for a few months has one shown to be better than the other? I like the looks of the MTP and fact the surface is larger. I like the fact the Bamboo is USB and has 4 hard buttons. Prime importance though is work flow. So which one wins out there -- or is it a tie?
I recently got a preowned iMac which came with the Apple Wired Keyboard (with numeric keypad) and a Logitech mouse. Ive always been a fan of the idea of the Mighty Mouse even although it is old, the Magic Mouse looks really classy and cool but I do do a lot of graphic design and I am on the Mac quite a lot and I have heard it can get rather uncomfortable. And the Magic Trackpad, I am honestly not too sure about at all, what do you guys think would be best for me? I am a new Mac user so I am unsure what would be best for different features, thanks
After many years of using a PeeCee for my personal machine, I've switched over to Mac. I've never been a fan of trackpads for pointers/mice until I purchased my uMBP (2 weeks ago today). The MBP trackpad is the first trackpad I've used and liked.
I have played with the magic mouse a few times, and I just don't like the operation of it. It's too low to the desktop and I'd prefer something that is stationary for "mousing"...
Is there a good trackpad alternative for the desktops that uses identical gestures to the uMBP trackpad? I've seen the Wacom Bamboo family and see that they support gestures -- but I don't know if the gestures are identical between something like this and the uMBPs trackpad.
For the most part, I prefer using a good trackpad over a mouse, but there are still some things that a mouse does much better (i.e games). Do you think (or even better - know) that I would be able to pair both my mouse and trackpad to my mac, using the one I prefer at any given time?
So occassionally you'll be moving the pointer and you'll find you end up moving folders in the finder or the Mail application. That means that it thinks it's using tap to click but it's not and there's no way I'm applying enough pressure to activate the buttons.
I bought my Mackbook 8 months ago and I've been very careful with it, I don't use it much and It has never fallen but despite it all when I turned it on a few days ago the keyboard was completely unfunctional and today, when I was hoping it wasn't something permanent I found out that the trackpad isn't working either.
Does anyone know of any trays or mounts to hold the Wireless Keyboard and Magic TrackPad so I can use them from my sofa?I've seen this one [URL] but I'm looking for something a bit smaller and streamlined.
I'm a computer science student which sees me developing numerous applications and writing a load of essays. I'm looking to purchase either a Trackpad or Magic Mouse but am not sure which item is best suited to my needs.
I have noticed a fair amount of interference/white noise coming from my speakers whenever I touch/scroll on my Magic Trackpad. If I use the Magic Mouse it does the same thing, so has to be related to bluetooth.
Just unpacked my new iMac, the keyboard and mouse are powered up, paired, and discovered. BUT, I thought the "magic" of the mouse was that it's flat surface is supposed to work like a MacBook's trackpad. MINE DOES NOT. It just scrolls around, up and down within a window. Other than that, it works like a regular mouse, just move it, point and click. Is this right? Or did I mess up already? I called AppleCare and they say this is normal, but for what I paid, it should do more magic.
I've wanted a trackpad style device for desktop computing ever since I got my Macbook Pro earlier this summer. Apple has finally obliged.
I noticed they cleverly designed the trackpad to be the same "width" as the wireless keyboard. I think this could, and should give rise to an integrated keyboard, trackpad device. Here's two ideas for how to accomplish this:
1. Sell an integrated wireless keyboard/trackpad peripheral
2. Make the edges of all future wireless keyboards and magic trackpads magnetic, allowing them to "snap" together at one's will, while also allowing for right and left hand preferences.
Crappy optical mouse surfaces have long been a thorn in the side of many HTPC owners, I am sure, and the Magic Trackpad should begin to alleviate that problem. Imagine how slick an integrated keyboard/trackpad linked to a a new unibody Mac Mini under an HDTV would be! Hopefully Apple makes this or someone comes up with an easy DIY solution. Off to research magnetic tape lol
Brought home my new Trackpad all excited to try it out.Little tight on desk space but it serves its purpose.I have a new 2010 MB Pro which I was using with a BT MS notebook mouse with no problems.Install the Trackpad and its smooth as can be but now the mouse is choppy, likes its missing every other movement, everything from moving windows to moving through the dock.Turn off the track pad the mouse problem remains. Mouse worked perfect before installing the trackpad.
I recently got the magic trackpad. I am wondering if there is a trick to get the dragging and drag lock to work. I have it set to tap click and that worked perfect, but I am not able to get the dragging to always work. I have tried tapping different spots on the screen and even double tap at different rates with no help.