Forum Question: No Double-clicking


I have a MacBook. I cannot double-click things with the trackpad. It is still under warranty so I took it to the Apple Store. On examination there are no physical issues with the machine.

I made a fresh account ad the problem appears there, too.

I use Candybar from It appears to bring over the icon changes to the new acct. Nothing else appears to carry over.

Any ideas what might be causing this?


— Jason Carman

Comments: 4 Responses to “No Double-clicking”

    12/31/09 @ 9:59 pm

    So you took it to the Genius Bar and they didn’t know why it wasn’t double-clicking? That’s weird that they would not give you an answer.
    What is your double-click speed set to in the trackpad system prefs?

    Jason Camran
    12/31/09 @ 10:21 pm

    Double-click speed is set to ‘fast’. They told me it must be software, but I don’t see how.

    Thanks again.

      12/31/09 @ 10:23 pm

      Well, that is right, it must be software because double-clicking should be completely in software. But which software? Do you have a lot of third-party software installed? Any system tools or things that run in the background? Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if double clicking works then?

    Jason Camran
    12/31/09 @ 11:09 pm

    An update:

    Safe mode was of no help. That’s odd. I’ll try again.

    I created a new user account with no startup items or modifications. If I had my main user account logged in while I was using the virgin account I could not double-click items in the virgin account. When I logged out of my user account I could double-click in the virgin account.

    Something clearly is wrong in y main account. I’ll do a back-up and report.

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