Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

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arretx
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Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

Post by arretx » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:50 pm

Using two fingered gestures in Ableton on a Macbook Air trackpad yields erratic, spastic control of the clips. How do I slow this down? If I scroll with two fingers it whips across the screen and I can't control it precisely enough to not want to throw it out the window. Back to the mouse every time. Not good. System trackpad tracking speed it as the lowest setting too.
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Re: Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

Post by yur2die4 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:48 am

You might have to create an option file and use 'absolute mouse mode'.

It is intended for drawing devices but also fixes scenarios with touch inputs and unique input devices.

On Windows the erratic behavior happens when there is a zoom issue. I'm not familiar with Mac situations with unexpected touchpad behavior.

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Re: Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

Post by Tarekith » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:36 am

This was an issue with the first release of Sierra, but I thought it was fixed in the latest OSX update. Are you up to date with your OS?

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Re: Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

Post by arretx » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:43 pm

Sierra 10.12
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Re: Trackpad speed is over the top. How to slow it down?

Post by musicalmandi16 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:21 am

I had this issue with Live 8 after updating my operating system to macOS Mojave.

Steps to resolve:

1. Go to folder: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/.
Note: "Library" is a hidden folder, and might have to be "unhidden" by you. See here for directions on how to show hidden folders: https://ianlunn.co.uk/articles/quickly- ... mavericks/
2. Using a text editor, create a new text file in this folder called "Options.txt"
3. In that new text file, type in "-AbsoluteMouseMode"
4. Save and close the text file
5. Restart Live

Original article here: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... s-txt-file

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