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 by: Ant - Mon, 17 May 2021 20:27 UTC

Hello.

Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big? Typing keeps touching it. Is
there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the mouse is
connected? Right now, it's covered with a thick cloth.

Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)
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 by: Jolly Roger - Mon, 17 May 2021 20:57 UTC

On 2021-05-17, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?

Nope, I love the size. I use them almost exclusively, all day every day,
and have for many years now.

> Typing keeps touching it.

Doesn't seem to be a problem here, like ever. Nor for anyone else I know
who uses them.

You must be doing something differently than most people.

> Is there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the
> mouse is connected?

Ah. You're using a mouse - with a laptop. Maybe that's the source of
your problem.

> Right now, it's covered with a thick cloth.

That could be a problem as well. You are certainly doing very strange
things with your trackpad - things most people don't do. And that may
explain why you are having problems most people don't have.

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 by: Lewis - Tue, 18 May 2021 06:38 UTC

In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?

Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.

> Typing keeps touching it.

I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
slowly.

> there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the mouse is
> connected?

Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly in
the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.

Ah, it is accessibility:

<https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>

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 by: Ant - Tue, 18 May 2021 21:53 UTC

In comp.sys.mac.portables Lewis <g.kreme@kreme.dont-email.me> wrote:
> In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> > Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?

> Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.

> > Typing keeps touching it.

> I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
> slowly.

> > there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the mouse is
> > connected?

> Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly in
> the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.

> Ah, it is accessibility:

> <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>

Perfect and thanks. I did look in the other places like trackpad. Strange to find it in accessiblity.
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 by: Jolly Roger - Tue, 18 May 2021 22:41 UTC

On 2021-05-18, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> In comp.sys.mac.portables Lewis <g.kreme@kreme.dont-email.me> wrote:
>> In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>> > Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?
>
>> Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.
>
>> > Typing keeps touching it.
>
>> I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
>> slowly.
>
>> > there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the
>> > mouse is connected?
>
>> Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly
>> in the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.
>
>> Ah, it is accessibility:
>
>> <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>
>
> Perfect and thanks. I did look in the other places like trackpad.
> Strange to find it in accessiblity.

Not really strange, no. Most people don't have the problem you have, and
those that do are often disabled or have special needs.

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 by: Wade Garrett - Wed, 19 May 2021 11:49 UTC

On 5/18/21 6:41 PM, Jolly Roger wrote:
> On 2021-05-18, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>> In comp.sys.mac.portables Lewis <g.kreme@kreme.dont-email.me> wrote:
>>> In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>>> Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?
>>
>>> Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.
>>
>>>> Typing keeps touching it.
>>
>>> I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
>>> slowly.
>>
>>>> there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the
>>>> mouse is connected?
>>
>>> Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly
>>> in the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.
>>
>>> Ah, it is accessibility:
>>
>>> <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>
>>
>> Perfect and thanks. I did look in the other places like trackpad.
>> Strange to find it in accessiblity.
>
> Not really strange, no. Most people don't have the problem you have, and
> those that do are often disabled or have special needs.
>
I don't especially like track pads. I find them awkward to use and much
less precise than a good mouse.

If I find myself forced to use a laptop for an extended period of time,
I usually hook up a mouse.

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 by: Jolly Roger - Wed, 19 May 2021 15:09 UTC

On 2021-05-19, Wade Garrett <wade@cooler.net> wrote:
> On 5/18/21 6:41 PM, Jolly Roger wrote:
>> On 2021-05-18, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>> In comp.sys.mac.portables Lewis <g.kreme@kreme.dont-email.me> wrote:
>>>> In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?
>>>
>>>> Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.
>>>
>>>>> Typing keeps touching it.
>>>
>>>> I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
>>>> slowly.
>>>
>>>>> there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the
>>>>> mouse is connected?
>>>
>>>> Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly
>>>> in the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.
>>>
>>>> Ah, it is accessibility:
>>>
>>>> <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>
>>>
>>> Perfect and thanks. I did look in the other places like trackpad.
>>> Strange to find it in accessiblity.
>>
>> Not really strange, no. Most people don't have the problem you have, and
>> those that do are often disabled or have special needs.
>>
> I don't especially like track pads. I find them awkward to use and much
> less precise than a good mouse.
>
> If I find myself forced to use a laptop for an extended period of time,
> I usually hook up a mouse.

You're in the minority too.

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 by: Lewis - Wed, 19 May 2021 16:07 UTC

In message <s82tvu$hfu$1@dont-email.me> Wade Garrett <wade@cooler.net> wrote:
> On 5/18/21 6:41 PM, Jolly Roger wrote:
>> On 2021-05-18, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>> In comp.sys.mac.portables Lewis <g.kreme@kreme.dont-email.me> wrote:
>>>> In message <6f2dnbfWlIonTD_9nZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@earthlink.com> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone find the trackpads annoying and too big?
>>>
>>>> Nope. I love the trackpad. Bigger is better.
>>>
>>>>> Typing keeps touching it.
>>>
>>>> I only have the trackpad activate while typing if I am typing very
>>>> slowly.
>>>
>>>>> there a way to disable 2020's 13" Intel MBP's trackpad when the
>>>>> mouse is connected?
>>>
>>>> Yes, there is. have you loked at the trackpad settings? Or possibly
>>>> in the Mouse settings or maybe in accessibility.
>>>
>>>> Ah, it is accessibility:
>>>
>>>> <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-mouse-trackpad-preferences-unac899/mac>
>>>
>>> Perfect and thanks. I did look in the other places like trackpad.
>>> Strange to find it in accessiblity.
>>
>> Not really strange, no. Most people don't have the problem you have, and
>> those that do are often disabled or have special needs.
>>
> I don't especially like track pads. I find them awkward to use and much
> less precise than a good mouse.

The each have advantages, there are many things that are much better
with a trackpad, and a few that are much better with a good trackball
(or a mouse if you like filthy rodents).

Selecting multiple things from a list, for example, I use my trackball.
Switching spaces, using Mission Control, editing photos, usimg the
various gestures I've defined in BTT, scrolling, etc the trackpad is
much better.

> If I find myself forced to use a laptop for an extended period of time,
> I usually hook up a mouse.

--
Don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your
choices are half chance; so are everybody else's.

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