MacBook trackpad - Mac tip: Tough time clicking your MacBook's trackpad? Just tap insteadRather than a traditional trackpad-plus-button setup, the newer MacBook trackpad is essentially one big button. Press it hard enough, and you’ll eventually feel a “click.”

Clever? Sure. Personally, though, I find clicking the newfangled MacBook trackpad feels squishier—not to mention harder to press—than the old-school button.

If you feel the same way, here’s an alternative. You can set the Mac trackpad to “click” with a simple tap rather than an actual click.

Macbook trackpad - Mac trackpad click by tapping

If you’re having a tough time clicking your MacBook’s trackpad, here’s an alternative: setting the Mac trackpad to “click” with a simple tap rather than an actual click.

Yes, tapping to click takes a little getting used to. But once you get the hang of it, though, you won’t want to go back.

Here’s what you do…

  • Click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen, then select System Preferences.
  • Once the System Preferences window opens, click the Trackpad icon in the Hardware section, then make sure the “Point & Click” tab is selected.
  • Check the “Tap to click” checkbox near the top of the window.
  • Now, open a document or a web page and try tapping rather than clicking.

Want to drag a window around the screen? Just tap and hold with three fingertips, then start dragging.

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