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03-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by dotdotdot
Here's the scenario, which may sound ridiculous. I want to know if It'll be usable resting on my thigh (how my workspace is configured dictates this). That is, will I be able to use the 'click' feature? I heard that it needs a solid surface to 'click', which a thigh isn't. I can't use a hard surface (table) because the angle of it cuts into my wrist and the only comfortable position my thigh.
There are two ways to "click" with a Magic Trackpad (just like with a laptop trackpad):
- tap to click
- physical click
You certainly could do the "tap to click" with the Magic Trackpad on your thigh...but what you mentioned about the Magic Trackpad needing a hard-flat surface for doing physical clicks is true. There are two little "nub-like" feet on the bottom front edge (nearest to the user) that need a hard flat surface to actuate properly. A soft-rounded surface like a human thigh will not work well for this.
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