Change Trackpad settings on Mac
On your Mac, use Trackpad settings to change how your trackpad works. For example, you can change how fast the onscreen pointer moves when you move your finger across the trackpad and customize the gestures you use with your trackpad.
Note: Depending on the Mac you’re using, you’ll see only some of the options described below.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Trackpad in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
Point & Click
Set the tracking speed of the pointer when you move it across the screen. See Change mouse or trackpad tracking, double-click, and scrolling speed.
Set how firmly you must press the trackpad to take action.
Force Click and haptic feedback
On a Force Touch trackpad, force click an item to take action. (To force click, press firmly until you feel a deeper click.) For example, force click a file in the Finder to show it in a Quick Look window. With this option turned on, you also feel tactile feedback when aligning objects in some apps, like Preview.
Look up & data detectors
Choose a gesture to use to quickly look up a word or to do quick tasks with certain types of data, such as dates and addresses.
Choose the gesture to use to secondary click (or Control-click) items on the screen.
Tap to click
Tap the trackpad with one finger to perform a click.
Scroll & Zoom
Move the contents of a window in the same direction as your fingers.
Zoom in or out
Pinch two fingers closed to zoom in, or spread two fingers to zoom out.
Double-tap with two fingers to zoom in or out.
Use two fingers to rotate items on the screen.
Swipe between pages
Choose the gesture to use to move between pages in a document.
Swipe between full-screen applications
Choose the gesture to use to move between apps in full screen.
Swipe left from the right edge of the trackpad to show Notification Center. See Use Notification Center.
Choose the gesture to use to open Mission Control. See See open windows and spaces in Mission Control.
Choose the gesture to use to open Exposé.
Pinch your thumb and three fingers to display Launchpad. See Use Launchpad to view and open apps.
Spread your thumb and three fingers to reveal your computer’s desktop.