If there’s one thing PC users have the hardest time with when they use my Macbook Air, it’s the trackpad. What seems completely common and functional to me leaves them baffled and confused.
“How do I click the mouse?” they ask, tapping away in frustration, not knowing that all you need to do is press down a bit and, you know, actually click the thing.
If you’re one of those folks, or you just like to be able to tap the trackpad without actually pressing it down, here’s how to do so.
Click on the Apple menu and choose System Preferences, or launch from the Dock or Applications folder. Click on the Trackpad icon to go to that preference pane.
Now, click on the Point & Click button at the top of the window, and then click on the checkbox next to Tap to click.
From now on, every time you tap on your trackpad, it will act like a click, instead. While I’m not a huge fan of this option (I turn it off whenever I can), it’s good to know where to enable it when I need to let someone who likes the feature use my Mac.