Magic Track Pad button feature.

Is the button mechanical or touch "tap" sensor ?

  • Asked by Mark P from Bridgeton
  • 27/07/2010
Magic Trackpad

Magic Trackpad

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9 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The button is a physical button that lies underneath the touch surface. Press down anywhere and you will feel a physical button clicking. You can also configure it for touch-to-click.

    • Answered by Sachin P from Cupertino
    • 28/07/2010
  • I visited the local Apple store (where they don't currently have this in stock) and one of the sales assistants said it definitely does click. But unlike the pad on the MBP, the top part of the pad does not move. Instead, the click switch is on the bottom, and the whole pad "rocks" down slightly to engage the switch. He said the sensation is basically the same, however, so don't let that discourage you.

    • Answered by Douglas J from Raleigh
    • 29/07/2010
  • touch tap or hold tap

    • Answered by Emma M from Antwerp
    • 28/07/2010
  • From the product description...

    "Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse."

    • Answered by Amy L from Raleigh
    • 28/07/2010
  • Both.

    • Answered by David H from Novato
    • 28/07/2010
  • The trackpad will physically "click" much like that of a MacBook(Pro). However, the "tap to click" feature may be enabled in System Preferences.

    • Answered by Joseph M from Jersey City
    • 28/07/2010
  • The Magic Trackpad can physically "click" down, or if you prefer, you have the option to "tap-to-click."

    • Answered by Eric Z from Columbia
    • 28/07/2010
  • The unit is a mechanical button, like the existing Macbook and Macbook Pro trackpads. Tap to click can be enabled in the System Preferences.

    • Answered by Darren J
    • 28/07/2010
  • It is mechanical. Very similar to the MacBook Pro line's trackpad, merely larger.

    • Answered by Benjamin W from Milford
    • 27/07/2010