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I've hated having to scroll on my computer ever since getting rid of my G5 and getting an iMac. I love my iMac but I hate that Apple took away that button at the bottom of the scroll bar that allows you to tap your way up or down. When I attempt to drag the scroll bar on my own I often end up with it slipping elsewhere when I release the mouse. And when I tap directly under the scroll bar it usually ends up a bit farther down that I wanted it (no matter how close to the bar I click).

Anyway to get the tap function back??

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Hello Rocknoggin - have you gone into System Preferences > Mouse, and looked at your options there? Might find some settings that can be changed to better suit your needs? Dave
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For what it is worth with my 2012 iMac have found a trackpad the be all and end all for my 2012 iMac. Two finger swipes does away with scroll bars etc.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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For what it is worth with my 2012 iMac have found a trackpad the be all and end all for my 2012 iMac. Two finger swipes does away with scroll bars etc.
Hi Harry - agree, love the trackpad on my MBPro - wife uses our new iMac & the Magic Mouse which she does not like that much - suggested getting her a trackpad but does not want to give it a try (she's been a 'mouse woman' for decades!) - Dave
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For what it is worth with my 2012 iMac have found a trackpad the be all and end all for my 2012 iMac. Two finger swipes does away with scroll bars etc.
And here Harry I thought you were old fashioned like me and hated trackpads. I can't stand the miserable things. As a matter of fact I wish my iMac had a nice big rolling ball mouse in the middle of the keyboard! Remember those?
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As a matter of fact I wish my iMac had a nice big rolling ball mouse in the middle of the keyboard! Remember those?
I have four of them (roller ball mice). I use them with all my computers...including all three of my laptops!

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And here Harry I thought you were old fashioned like me and hated trackpads. I can't stand the miserable things. As a matter of fact I wish my iMac had a nice big rolling ball mouse in the middle of the keyboard! Remember those?
LOL! Yep, I remember those KBs - think that I saw one in a museum visit recently? Dave

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You is very old fashioned Charlie!!!

Trackpad with a Magic Bar rules.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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