Magic Trackpad... eventual finger drag (resistance)?


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I use my middle finger pad primarily, but I've noticed over time it's starting to drag, like I thought maybe surface wear, but I noticed that my index finger slides just fine... however, my ring finger drags! So I don't think it's surface wear, I think it's a difference in skin or oils or sweat on my fingers.

Note that I usually wash my hands before using keyboard mouse because I hate gunking them up with grease or dirt or whatever was on my hands before.

Can you recommend mitigations to this? I feel like I need to put talcum powder or something else (workout powder? like I see people do sometimes at the gym) on my fingers or the trackpad to get it to stay consistently smooth... I haven't used trackpads for long but I'm just really noticing the inconsistent drag now.
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello,

Yes, sounds like your fingers have different oil/moisture levels and/or skin consistencies. You could try some powder, but make sure you don't over do it, as some could get under the trackpad itself and possibly cause issue. Also, a regular cleaning of the trackpad surface may help.

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