i've had my macbook for a couple of years now. when i first got it, i disabled the trackpad so that i could use my wireless logitech mouse until i got the hang of the mac. well, i think it might be time for me to join the rest of the mac world in using a trackpad, at least some of the time, but i can't remember the steps i took to disable.
if i go to system preference and then to trackpad, i can click on what i think is the proper box but my trackpad still won't work.
what to do? what am i missing?
thanks so much.
Try going to the "Universal Access" section of the system preferences, go to the "mouse and trackpad" tab, and make sure that you haven't checked the box that says "ignore built in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present". If that's checked, it means as long as it senses the presence of your wireless mouse it'll automatically disable the trackpad.
Can I piggy back here?
We have a new Macbook air. WHen we open Safari the bookmarks come up in tiny print. We've been so far unable to find a setting so we can permanently get the Safari to open with bigger print. Of course we know how to enlarge the type once we are looking at a page, but is there a way to set this?
Two things you can try. Both are under the menu Safari-->preferences. First would be go to the tab that says appearance, and change the default font size. If that doesn't work, look on the advanced tab, and try changing the setting that says "never show fonts smaller than". Hopefully one of those will do what you want.
i do have a new question. i recently realized that i am no longer getting security updates or any other updates for that matter. do those updates end after a certain time period? i've had my macbook since '09, i think. when i go to my update, it looks and then says there aren't any available. the last update i received was june of 2012. what the heck?
i didn't buy it from an apple store. would that make a difference?
My MacBook is a couple years newer than yours and I do still get software updates, although not as often as I did when it was newer (the most frequent update I find is when they come out with new versions of iTunes, I don't remember too many updates to the operating system, etc recently). You may still get updates sometimes, but probably not with the frequency you did when the computer was newer and they were still discovering bugs/issues with the versions of the software that you have. You're probably behind by an operating system or two vs what's getting loaded onto new Mac's today, and I doubt they put as much effort into keeping up with the older ones. If you're checking for updates and it's telling you there aren't any, then there aren't any. It has nothing to do with where you bought it, etc.
well, that makes sense. i started worrying because you know that security scare with mac a couple weeks back? well, my sister got a big update to hers (much newer model) but i got nothing.
you've put my mind at rest, so thanx for that!