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Apple Magic Trackpad

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Furu
post 21.Sep.2010, 03:58 PM
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Any difference compared to a mouse.

http://www.apple.com/magictrackpad/

Thanks
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Renfeh Hguh
post 21.Sep.2010, 04:09 PM
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Picked one up yesterday...

The jury is still out cool.gif
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byke
post 21.Sep.2010, 04:16 PM
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Dont like mine as the "click" is achieved by 2 rubber buttons on the underside of the pad when its pushed against a table etc ... thus not working on a sofa etc, with the TV.

Plus it bends really easy.
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Renfeh Hguh
post 21.Sep.2010, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (byke @ 21.Sep.2010, 05:16 PM) *
Dont like mine as the "click" is achieved by 2 rubber buttons on the underside of the pad when its pushed against a table etc ... thus not working on a sofa etc, with the TV.

what are you going on about rolleyes.gif

I can "click" without using the pressure buttons.

Just check your trackpad settings. I have "tap to click", "Dragging" & "Drag Lock" set for 1 finger. For two fingers I have all selected.
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Furu
post 21.Sep.2010, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE (Renfeh Hguh @ 21.Sep.2010, 07:11 PM) *
what are you going on about I can "click" without using the pressure buttons. Just check your trackpad settings. I have "tap to click", "Dragging&qu ... (show full quote)


Is it better if compared to an optical mouse.
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Renfeh Hguh
post 21.Sep.2010, 11:02 PM
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I don't know about better. It's certainly different.

I'm not sure if I like the feel of it, but maybe that is because I am used to the mouse so much. It feels very much like a notebooks touch pad except it is where my mouse normally is off to the right rather than in the middle.

For the moment I am going to trial it on my Mac Mini "media centre" to see how it works on the sofa, since unlike Byke I have figured out the clicking wink.gif
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 22.Sep.2010, 12:10 AM
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Mine is a bit bigger but it comes with a built in keyboard and monitor... and it works in the sofa...
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Furu
post 22.Sep.2010, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (Bender B Rodriquez @ 22.Sep.2010, 01:10 AM) *
Mine is a bit bigger but it comes with a built in keyboard and monitor... and it works in the sofa...


Trackpad with a laptop around it !
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byke
post 22.Sep.2010, 03:24 PM
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I dont use ours.

I too tried setting up all the different options but overall found a mouse on the sofa material still a much better option.

I am sure we will see this product quietly updated as there are numerous design flaws with it (such as the click being related to the 2 rubber bumper feet)
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Furu
post 22.Sep.2010, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE (byke @ 22.Sep.2010, 04:24 PM) *
I dont use ours.I too tried setting up all the different options but overall found a mouse on the sofa material still a much better option.I am sure we will see this product q ... (show full quote)


Put a plex server http://www.plexapp.com/ on your mac and use a Apple remote.
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Renfeh Hguh
post 22.Sep.2010, 04:18 PM
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QUOTE (Furu @ 22.Sep.2010, 04:35 PM) *
Put a plex server http://www.plexapp.com/ on your mac and use a Apple remote.

I have tried plex but I dispise the way it just displays all video in the one list. There is a good reason for why I have organised my videos in folders.
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