Removing the "mouse-click" hinge plateOur next step is disassembling the Magic Trackpad, is removing the "mouse-click" hinge plate. Along with the circular rubber feet (discussed previously), this hinge plate translates the physical motion of pressing down on the Trackpad into a mouse click. While this is an interesting may to generate a mouse click, it unfortunately means the device must be used on a hard surface unless you enable the tap-to-click option under the device's software settings.
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