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week 5 on my new ibook g4...

i just discovered a feature that i had on my dell
laptop that i thought didn't exist on the ibook: i
don't have to press the button under the touchpad
to click to a page or ???, i can simply tap the pad
instead. i got used to this on the dell and missed
it lo these past several weeks. i like keeping my
finger in one spot and also didn't like the tactile
feel of the button under the ibook touchpad. my
question to you mac lifers is this: is it safe to
use the touchpad by tapping it once the cursor is
over the icon i want to choose?

thanks for any advice.
e-RICHIE
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why would it not be safe?

I always thought that you had to set it up so thats why people dont mention it much
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just checking.
i inadvertantly stumbled on the feature and didn't
eit any settings. with a 5 week old appliance that
took 2 years of deciding 'bout switching from a pc,
i don't want to make any errors in use.
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just checking.
i inadvertantly stumbled on the feature and didn't
eit any settings. with a 5 week old appliance that
took 2 years of deciding 'bout switching from a pc,
i don't want to make any errors in use.
No it's fine..I actually dislike that feature. I find myself accidentally tapping it and going into things I didn't want to but other people find it easier. I hardly ever use my trackpad though cause I have the wireless mouse.
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Like idvfh said, it's perfectly fine.
Yeah get a lot of pc users surprised when I (if ever use the trackpad as a clicker) 'cause they didn't know I could do that too. I personally don't like to use my trackpad as a mouse button, 'cause I make a lot of small movements and it tends to think those are clicks. but that's just me...
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i use the click on my trackpadd a lot because it is so much quicker....then again i have a weird usage between trackpad and my wireless mouce

the only problem i find with it is after a friend uses my computer to check e-mail (for eg.) i find 12 programs that have been opened when i get back...so i make them use the mouse

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thanks for all the advice and opinions!
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i liked it when i first tried it, but i hit the track pad to hard and i kept selecting things i didnt want to and it became really annoying. glad you like it though.

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iDVFH. and fearlessfreap24, you do know that you can turn off tap-to-click and/or tap-to-drag in System Preferences, right? There's also an "Ignore trackpad if mouse is present" option.
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week 5 on my new ibook g4...

i just discovered a feature that i had on my dell
laptop that i thought didn't exist on the ibook: i
don't have to press the button under the touchpad
to click to a page or ???, i can simply tap the pad
instead. i got used to this on the dell and missed
it lo these past several weeks. i like keeping my
finger in one spot and also didn't like the tactile
feel of the button under the ibook touchpad. my
question to you mac lifers is this: is it safe to
use the touchpad by tapping it once the cursor is
over the icon i want to choose?

thanks for any advice.
e-RICHIE

what do u think about buying a mouse??
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iDVFH. and fearlessfreap24, you do know that you can turn off tap-to-click and/or tap-to-drag in System Preferences, right? There's also an "Ignore trackpad if mouse is present" option.
yes, it was iniotially turned off and i turned it on to try it out. now that i have a mouse i use the ignore the track pad when mouse is used. thanks though

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what do u think about buying a mouse??

never!
i'm a laptop fool and my entire puter
life has been using them and the
accompanying touchpad. i am still
used to my dell pc habits, ergo the
original question about ibook touchpad
use.
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what do u think about buying a mouse??
a lot of people here use mice...and some dont...it is up to you really

i use different combinations of my trackpad and my mouse like i said earlier, i just find some ways easier than others

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a lot of people here use mice...and some dont...it is up to you really

i use different combinations of my trackpad and my mouse like i said earlier, i just find some ways easier than others

Ok i agree with u.... I use both ways ... mouse and touchpad... but I should notice that Mac's touchpad is more handy than PC's is.... isn't it?
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i don't use a mouse-i like the wacom pad, i use it to edit photos
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