I’m lazy and I hate non productive work. Why move the mouse a whole inch, if half is enough? Why click forcefully when I can just tap?!
One of the main reason that I love Macbooks is the Trackpad. Nothing in else in the world currently matches that absolute marvel! But there are a few things I tweak from the factory settings.
We are using the defaults command to change the settings rather than System Preferences. Take a look at Pawel Grzybek’s post to learn more.
I like my mouse to be snappy. Not the 100% setting that macOS supports, faster.
defaults write -g com.apple.mouse.scaling -float 7.0 defaults write -g com.apple.trackpad.scaling -float 7.0
This speeds it up enough from the default 3.0
Tap to click
The force touch trackpad is great, but I just don’t like pressing down to click when I can just tap.
defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad Clicking -bool true defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Clicking -bool true
Three finger drag
I’ve already established the dislike to clicking. So, this helps to select/drag with just three fingers.
defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad TrackpadThreeFingerDrag -bool true defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadThreeFingerDrag -bool true defaults write com.apple.AppleMultitouchTrackpad Dragging -bool false defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Dragging -bool false