Trackpad sensitivity

Created at: 2021-03-18 18:55:01
Questioner General

What if my trackpad feels heavy and less responsive to the touch?

Answer #1:

By: Dr. Diego Cruickshank II

What if my trackpad feels heavy and less responsive to the touch?

Answer #2:

By: Myrtle Skiles I

Hello and welcome to Apple Support Communities, RChat2020!



We understand your trackpad feels heavy to press. We'd be happy to provide information to help you address this.



You can adjust the pressure you need by following these steps: How to use the Force Touch trackpad

"Change trackpad settings

To adjust the pressure you need to click your trackpad, follow these steps.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
  2. Click Trackpad.
  3. Click the "Point & Click" tab.
  4. Find "Click pressure" and adjust the slider to your preference. Note that the sound of the click changes with the click pressure setting.

To turn off Force click, deselect the “Force Click and haptic feedback” checkbox. This will disable the functionality described in the Trackpad preferences pane.

A few of the examples of what you can do with a Force click only work if "Force click with one finger" is active. You enable or disable this in the "Point & Click" tab under "Look up & data detectors."

On some Mac notebooks, you can turn off the sound of your trackpad's click by selecting Silent clicking."



Have a great day!