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Jerky Trackpad
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Jul 9, 2013, 01:41 AM
Hi: I'm running 10.8.4 and have been for a while. For the last month or two on rare occasions my Magic Trackpad wouldn't respond smoothly with regards to cursor position - it would jerk around. The only remedy seems to be to turn off/on the trackpad. Lately it's been getting worse; I've been restarting the trackpad many times/day. I thought I might trash the trackpad prefs, but can't find it.

Additionally, I just noticed yesterday that the trackpad pref pane is missing in the system prefs window - though I can do a find there and it will open it.

Finally, yes, I am using BetterTouch. However, disabling/uninstalling that nifty utility has no affect on the previously mentioned issues.

Any thoughts, preferably with a resolution, would be appreciated!

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Jul 9, 2013, 06:02 AM
If guesses are welcome…

That business about the preference pane missing I find most troubling & significant. For starters, I would reinstall the (Combo) OS.
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