MacBook Pro :: Shorten Trackpad Delay In Dragging Movement?

May 14, 2010

This is on the new 2010 MBPs. This may also be the behavior with prior MBPs as well though. When I drag something, window or icon, and release my finger from the trackpad to set it in place, if my finger promptly touches down on the trackpad again so I can proceed with other tasks, the dragged object actually remains in focus and continues being dragged. I found that I have to artificially force myself to wait roughly a full second before I could resume contact with the trackpad without continuing the object-drag. Is there any way to configure this differently, either within OSX or with a freeware program?

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MacBook :: Trackpad Jerky Movement (Sometimes Unresponsive)

Aug 24, 2010

I've had my trusty aluminum MacBook for around 18 months and recently I've noticed that the trackpad is sometimes unresponsive, it's as if it's registering another press elsewhere. Moving the cursor across the screen it 'jumps' around from time to time, this is becoming more and more of an irritation. I'm loathed to take the machine in as I really need it for work at the moment.

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MacBook Pro :: Trackpad Dragging Sometimes Not Registered

Nov 26, 2009

On my MacBook Po I really like the (new) giant trackpad it always worked perfect until a while ago. Sometimes when I want to drag some files around it doesn't register I'm holding the trackpad down and it won't drag the file. Or it drags the file for a few pixels and release it by itself into the wrong folder. I have the same problem sometimes when I want to select some text, it only selects a piece of the text. Even if I work in Photoshop it doesn't always work great.

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Hardware :: Adjusting Delay After Three Finger Drag On Trackpad?

Aug 10, 2010

Got my new magic trackpad, its amazing! I have one thing that I would like a bit more control over. When you do a 3 finger drag, it has a delay afterwards to help you correct your selection if you need to. This is a brilliant usability function and I use it often. But I would really like to be able to adjust how long this delay is. It's about a second at the moment, it would be awesome if it was halved. Anyone know where you could do this in the terminal?

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Hardware :: Magic Trackpad - Dragging / Drag Lock

Jul 29, 2010

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.

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MacBook Pro :: Does Keeping Brightness On Max Shorten Screen Life

Feb 25, 2012

its vivid image I like the screen bright on my 15" 2010 macbookpro. but I wonder, in the long run does it shorten the computer's lifespan?

should I stay 3 clicks away from the maximum setting for example? just curious what the consensus is on this, if there is one 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook :: Kernel Panic Upon Movement

Jan 4, 2009

I'm running a PowerBook G4 and I have recently run into some problems with kernel panic. I have bought and installed new ram, zapped the pram, and re-written the hard drive and I still have problems. The weird thing is, the computer only crashes when I move it. If I just sit still then it works fine, but if I move it from my lap to a table or something like that then I get the restart message. I have an appointment with the Geek bar tomorrow

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Applications :: How To Shorten Songs For Slideshow On Iphoto?

Nov 23, 2009

I am trying to make a slideshow for my dad's 60th birthday. I have the pictures loaded and in order and I have a play list from my itunes that I am using. I want to shorten the lengths of the songs though. I don't want the whole slide show to be to just one or two songs. Is there a way to play songs for a certain amount of slides or to make a song play for 1 minute instead of say 4 minutes?

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OS X :: Does Secure Empty Trash Shorten HD Lifespan?

Dec 9, 2009

When I was looking up what the Secure Empty Trash option does I happened across a site that said that "this method might shorten the hard disk lifespan." Is there any truth to this?

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MacBook Pro :: 13" Bottom Plate Movement

Dec 10, 2010

I've just got a 13" MBP and I've noticed that around the middle of the bottom plate can be pressed in slightly. I can notice it most when I pick the laptop up by putting my hands underneath it and it bends inwards slightly. Does anyone else notice this on their MBPs?

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MacBook Pro :: Expected Price Movement With New Hardware?

Mar 22, 2010

I've been lurking on these forums for a few weeks now as it's time for me to come back to Mac. I've been a PC gamer for a long time, but used a Mac when I was a journalist. I want to start writing again and was considering a netbook, then realized the Mac is what I want again.

Question: I have researched several forums, rumours and checked the 'don't buy now' page for buying recommendations. However, my real question is regarding typical pricing when the "new hotness" is released. Is it typical for the price of the new models to be higher than the current pricing? If I go out and buy a MacBook Pro next week, I don't mind if it turns out that I could have saved a hundred bucks or two when they start clearing out the "old" models in refurbs, but I don't want it to end up that I could have waited a week and paid the same price for a lot more....................

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Applications :: IMovie HD - Can't Drag (shorten) Photos In Timeline

Dec 20, 2007

I have a bunch of photos in the timeline in iMovie HD and want to shorten and lengthen their duration in the movie. Usually I can just drag the edge of the photo to shorten/lengthen it but a setting isn't allowing me do this....does anyone know what that setting is, what I have to change?

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MacBook :: YouTube Videos Stuck In Loop With Any Movement Of Cursor

Sep 11, 2014

With any movement of the cursor, when playing Youtube and other flash video's, the video's stutter and get stuck in a loop repeating very fast then playing then repeating... I am running 10.6.8 with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player 2GHz Processor and 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

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MacBook Pro :: Delay Before Second Display?

Jun 14, 2012

I am using a Compaq 17 inch display as a second and have been doing so for several weeks with no issues.  However after my last re-boot for an update to OSX, iTunes,..., no more than a week ago, the second disply now does not appear for around 2 to 3 mins after I restart or come out of sleep mode.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Log In Keyboard And Track Pad Delay

Sep 14, 2009

I am having a really strange problem with my MBP (Stats are in my Sig) running 10.6.1. Whenever I start or restart my computer, the keyboard and track pad click are unresponsive at the login/password screen. The computer recognizes them and eventually enters them but the delay is almost 2 minutes long! I have logged out without restarting and I do not have this issue. I have tired repairing permissions, and resetting PRAM. I am thinking about an Archive and Install.

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MacBook Pro :: Delay Startup Using An Intel Ssd

Mar 23, 2012

I have a problem since i upgraded to an Intel SSD for my early 2011 MBP. My MBP not always but often when i start Mac OS Lion, delays to start, i boot normal in OS Lion but everything is in slow motion. When that happens i reboot  my MBP and my problem solves only with a reboot. 

Here are some examples 

Ex.1 : Normally my Mac will boot in a few seconds > Takes 5 times more.

Ex.2 : Every think i do lags (opening a program, a preview, a folder,ext.)  

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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MacBook Air :: Glass Trackpad 11" - Bottom Line Air Trackpad Seems More Polished

Dec 21, 2010

I have an late 08 unibody Mbp and a 11 mba, I have noticed the glass trackpad on the air is much closer to the glass on an iphone in the way your finger reacts to it... the least bit of moisture and your finger doesn't glide as easily. On the pro it seems to have more of a coating to allow for smoother use under these normal conditions (humidity). Has anyone else noticed this? bottom line the air trackpad almost seems more polished.

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MacBook Pro :: Auto Graphics Switching - Delay?

Nov 4, 2010

Does anybody experience any delays with the auto graphics switching on the late 2010 MBPs? I mean serious delays? Mine seems to be very slow at making the switch. Say if I open a PDF that has a load of images in and start to scroll at high speed to scan the document, everything becomes very stuttery. Then, after a while (very random in how long it takes) everything starts to get smoother, when I assume the NVIDIA kicks in. I thought this was meant to be more-or-less instantaneous?

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MacBook Air :: Random Delay On Red Close Button?

Dec 14, 2010

Every now and then It takes a while for the "close" button to register the click, it senses the mouse over as the button changes to show the X, but clicking does nothing, i have to wait a few seconds, retry.. then it works. Anyone else have this?

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MacBook :: AirPort Delay After Wake Up From Sleep

Jan 5, 2010

I've been having some issues when waking my notebook, it takes about 15 secs or so to reconnect to the WiFi, it never did that before.

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MacBook Pro :: Audio Delay In Self Awareness - How To MRoogle

Jul 2, 2010

When i mute my sound and then unplug my headphones sometimes music starts playing. Additionally when I plug my headphones in and change the volume the sound plays from the speaker.

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MacBook Pro :: When Pressing Start Button There Is A Delay

Dec 1, 2014

When I press the start button there is a delay of 3-4 seconds before the computer turns on and the sign in screen appears. Then when I shutdown it takes up to 4 minutes to actually turn off the screen.

I also ran a diagnostic check and received the error code HDD/11/4000000:SATA (0,0)... What I do next?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Mouse Dragging And Locking On Everything

Nov 5, 2010

So I have been having an issue with my MBP 13" since I bought it, about a month now. At first the guy at Bes@ Bu@ attributed it to the fact that I was pressing too hard on the trackpad and sent me on my way. Two weeks later and the same issue is still happening. So I return to the store and they take the drag lock off, which I have tried before and I tell them this is not the problem-I am not an idiot-I actually know a little about computers. Oh well so here it is another two weeks and the same issue is still going. What do I do? A little background-I need a computer to be able to work on-this is not an option.

Best Buy said that if there is something truly wrong with the trackpad then they will have to send it off to "somewhere" and it could be gone for 10-14 days. That is just unacceptable. Is anybody familiar with their "Black Tie" protection plan? would it be easier/better just to run the thing over with my truck? instead of dealing with the headaches of shipping it somewhere? Basically it seems like the mouse is dragging and locking on everything it can. I have to hold and move, or double hold and move, its hard to explain, but there is definitely an issue. But since I mainly work nights, its hard to bring it up to BB when there is an issue.

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MacBook Pro :: Dragging Photo Into Email?

Jun 26, 2012

When I did this the image size decreased even when I clicked on actual size in the bottom right hand corner. 

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MacBook Pro :: 13" 2010 System Sound Delay?

Jul 20, 2010

Ive been using Mac for almost a month now from purchasing my first Mac on my birthday. Ive got to say its an entire new experience and i love it something that is surely credited in my IT course i am currently studying as a student.Now i love the Mac Pro however being a perfectionist i do have a couple of issues.

One of them being with the system sounds when you receive an email or your battery is dying or your dragging something off the dock and you receive the puff sound.Now something i seem to be experiencing is quite a delay between these actions or sounds or at times no sound at all. Im guessing this is a software issue as i cant see any reasonable hardware explanation.

My second issue is the battery over just a months of use (taking care of battery letting it have normal cycles) it seems to have dropped form an estimated usage of about 5 hours to 3 fully charged basically pretty much idle other than safari open on a basic webpage.The next and final issue is the click when moving the mac i believe its the SMS motion thing, ive heard its possible to turn this off but how?

Last but not least :P im thinking of upgrading the hardrive at some point either to a faster 7200rmp or a Solid state, what would you recommend specifically for the mac? rather than in general also would this void my warranty or would apple do it based on my extended Apple Care package?

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MacBook :: Disable MB Trackpad Button But Not The Whole Trackpad?

Apr 8, 2009

My MB's trackpad button is spoilt, I think there's something wrong with the spring which makes it unclickable and sometimes remains pressed.

Is there anyway to disable only the trackpad button but not the whole trackpad? Tapping still works, but the MB mistakens it as dragging sometimes because the button is stuck as a pressed button.

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MacBook Pro :: Three Finger Dragging Are Not Working On Previous Generation?

Jul 28, 2010

Inertial scrolling works fine, three finger swipe works great... three finger dragging doesn't work at all.Logged out, logged in, restarted, reset PRAM, etc.

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MacBook Pro :: Tried To Delete Google Chrome Many Times By Dragging App To Trash

Dec 7, 2014

I tried to delete google chrome many times by dragging the app to trash but it didn't work?I must delete it because I downloaded an app by mistake and since then all webpages I open are full with ads.

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MacBook Pro :: Mouse Pointer All Of A Sudden Started To Move Slower With A Small Delay

Jun 30, 2014

my mighty mouse pointer all of a sudden started to move slower with a small delay. I have checked the battery but it's 100%.

Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 751 SSD

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OS X :: Get Rid Of Word "free" And Shorten Text Line Displayed?

Jan 23, 2010

I remember a while ago, there was a way to change how item info was displayed. there was a way to get rid of the word "free" and shorten the text line displayed. i was wondering if someone could refresh my memory.

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