This is on an M1 MBA with a Magic Trackpad 2. I’ll mouse over a button and give it a click, and suddenly the cursor will be halfway across the screen.
This morning it was in Mail. I highlighted some text, went to click the drop-down menu, clicked, and all of a sudden my cursor was over on the right-hand side of the screen.
It’s not always to the right. Sometimes it’s left, sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down. It’s not always the same distance either. The only commonality seems to be that it coincides with the clicking action (tap-to-click, not a physical click). And it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere specific, like auto-selecting a button or something.
It happens rarely enough that it’s hard to isolate, but when it does happen it can be very jarring. Double-clicking especially can produce weird results, as it moves after the first click.
I have Keyboard Maestro installed, but I disabled all the macros for troubleshooting. The issue still occurs.
The trackpad is actually direct-connected with a lightning cable, so it shouldn’t be a Bluetooth issue.
As far as I can tell this wasn’t an issue on my 2018 Mac Mini (used up until a month or so ago). It’s only been an issue since I switched to the MBA. Any ideas?
and it seems to be getting worse. Either that or it’s just affecting me more. The other day the “jump” happened and because it was in the middle of a click, it landed such that it closed out a window that I was using. It’s getting ridiculous.
I tried a trackball last night, and I just don’t like it nearly as much.
Is there anything even close to the Magic Trackpad, from a pure “trackpad” perspective? I realize that most of the gestures are specific to the device, but I’d be happy with basic cursor movement, and solid left/right-click capabilities. I can reprogram a key on my keyboard for most of the other stuff.
Not being familiar with the extent of the issue I’m experiencing (and as noted on Eclectic Light, linked from the above post), I’m wondering if a Magic Mouse would have the same issue. I know its top surface does some of the stuff.
The trackpad on the M1 Air is fine. It’s using it in clamshell with the separate Magic Trackpad 2 that’s the issue.
The M1 is under AppleCare, but honestly they burned well over 2 hours of my time and wanted me to completely reinstall macOS to troubleshoot an issue answering iPhone calls on my Mac - I’m not keen on calling them for weirdness with a trackpad and wasting hours more time jiggling handles while we go down their checklists.