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How to make the trackpad easier to click in macOS 12 Monterey

How to make the trackpad easier to click in macOS 12 Monterey

Short guide:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Trackpad.
  3. Tick the checkbox for Tap to click.
  4. To make clicking the trackpad easier, adjust the slider under Click.

Before and after

Images illustrating the amount of pressure needed to perform a click action before and after changing the click settings

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to make clicking the trackpad easier in macOS 12 Monterey, with pictures of the screens to help.

Open System Preferences

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences from the menu.

Open the Trackpad settings

2. In the System Preferences window, click Trackpad.

Select the Point & Click tab

3. If not already selected, click the Point & Click tab.

Enable Tap to click

4. Tick the checkbox for Tap to click.

Change the physical click pressure

5. If you want to make it easier to physically click the trackpad, adjust the slider under Click to change how hard you need to press.

Close System Preferences

6. When you are happy with your settings, close System Preferences by clicking the Close button (red circle) in the top-left corner of the window or using the Cmd + W keyboard shortcut.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

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