New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Trackpad at login


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
cwatson69

 
cwatson69's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 20, 2008
Location: Washington, MO
Posts: 6
cwatson69 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacPro1,1, 2007 + MacBook Pro 15"

cwatson69 is offline
I tried searching the forum and couldn't find an answer to what I am looking for so here goes -

I have a 17" MacBook Pro and when I get to the login screen during power-up the trackpad moves the cursor around but I can not select a user to login. If I have a USB wireless mouse connected, it will work. But 99.5% of the time I use only the trackpad. My login is the first on the list so normally I would press the down arrow to select my username and press enter to get the password prompt. I'm running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) but it worked this way with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) also.

Is there some setting that needs changing to get this to work?
QUOTE Thanks
detpenguin

 
detpenguin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 03, 2008
Location: Iowa, USA
Posts: 67
detpenguin is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4g, 4gb Ram | iPod Touch 8GB

detpenguin is offline
mine is set up to tap in the system preferences for my account, so i assumed that was how i make it work during bootup for my macbook pro. i'm also using 10.6, and it works fine for me, and did so in 10.5 as well.
QUOTE Thanks
cwatson69

 
cwatson69's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 20, 2008
Location: Washington, MO
Posts: 6
cwatson69 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacPro1,1, 2007 + MacBook Pro 15"

cwatson69 is offline
Maybe I should clarify a little more. The enter button at the bottom of the trackpad will select whatever the cursor is on. But I can not do a tap (or double tap) on the trackpad to select the user.

Note:
Making the change detpenguin suggested didn't make any difference.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« isight camera stopped working | DC-in Board for an ibook G4 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Time Machine full system restore changes your login password- Not Robust darthvader747 OS X - Operating System 5 01-28-2009 02:56 PM
Stuck at login screen kleankutken OS X - Operating System 1 07-07-2008 11:55 PM
Dead trackpad and Underkeyboard lighting after plugging in headphones?! weeksy Apple Notebooks 0 03-21-2008 10:52 PM
vista to mac LOGIN!? SoLucky Internet, Networking, and Wireless 3 12-01-2007 12:07 PM
itunes runs at login but its not a login item. how do i stop this? acw2097 OS X - Operating System 3 11-24-2007 11:55 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?