Do Magic Trackpads use Bluetooth?

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  1. silvermoon

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    For some crazy reason, my Trackpad stopped working in Safari. It would not go back pages when doing the three finger swipe. So what I wanted to find out is if the Magic Trackpad runs off Bluetooth. I remember when I first got the MBP, that my Bluetooth was turned off. After having the issue I described with the trackpad, that is when I turned it back on and everything was working properly. I'm cautious to keep it running all the time because like on the iPhone, it drains the battery.
     
  2. Europa

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    Thread title clarified. Magic Trackpads use Bluetooth. They detect periods of inactivity and use very little power while in standby, but they do have an on/off switch if you prefer to power it off when not in use. I use Apple rechargeable batteries for my mouse and trackpad.
     
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  3. silvermoon

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    I should have put a better thread title. Thanks. Where is the on/off switch? I use the batteries that came with my trackpad. It's taken me a week or so to get accustomed to using a trackpad being primarily a mouse user.
     
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    That isn't the same trackpad I have. Mine is built into the MBP and not standalone. There is no on/off switch. So maybe not a magic trackpad.
     
  6. Docd

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    If it's built in trackpad will be hard wired not Bluetooth. You can turn Bluetooth off unless you need it for something else.


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  7. Europa

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    That is not a MAGIC Trackpad. That's a MacBook trackpad. It doesn't use Bluetooth.
     
  8. Mrallank59

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    Get the one Europa posted. It will save your built in trackpad
     
  9. silvermoon

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    You revived an old thread but is the Magic Trackpad better than the built in trackpad? How so?
     
  10. Europa

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    It's the same. You don't need it.
     
  11. Zanthe

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    It's bigger if you want bigger. :D
     
  12. liberated

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    External trackpad is desirable if you want to keep your built in one pristine, then again you could use a skin over the built in one too.
     

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