I recently spent almost £2,000 purchasing a high-spec MacBook Pro which came with this type of trackpad and now I regret it. The pad is a disaster and most of the time does not function as is claimed in the sales blurb. Having used a conventional Apple trackpad since they first came on the market, I have enjoyed many hours of surfing and so on. Now I find that if my finger lingers for a brief second too long then the page I am viewing either disappears and is replaced with some thing else, or if the cursor is not in the right place then I am presented with god knows what.
I have tried adjusting the pad with the sparse information supplied and even after talking to Apple nothing has changed. Indeed, I have come to the conclusion that the pad is faulty and propose to return it to my local Apple Store for investigation. If it reports that it’s okay then the Mac will go straight onto eBay. I’ll make a thumping loss but frankly I do not care anymore!
Why Apple came up with this idea and, indeed, many more of its recent inventions baffles me. The only people who may gain from this pad and many of the other system tweaks are gamers. What Apple should concentrate on are the serious users of their products and should bear in mind the old maxim: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. David French Alan Stonebridge says: Looking up the serial number you provided confirms that it’s definitely a Mid 2014 model. The next one, with a Force Touch trackpad, was announced and went on sale on 9 March. Before getting the trackpad checked, let’s try to resolve its sensitivity; it’s perfectly natural even to rest your fingers on the trackpad, but some behaviours are all too easy to trigger with just a small amount of movement. In System Preferences, click Trackpad and start by disabling at least the items under More Gestures. See how you get on, and over time re-enable and try out any gestures that sound useful, one at a time. Put the pointer over an item to see a demo on the right. If the trackpad still misbehaves, then you certainly should get it diagnosed by Apple.
You can choose which gestures are active on a