First, if you’re here, feeling that strange sensation, then you’re not ALONE!
This issue caused by the Trackpad in any MacBook device is very common and most of the users have experienced the same. Although it’s hard to define the kind of pain or sensation trackpad delivers to the fingertips, but it’s still there, and we need to find out a solution, right?
Personally, I didn’t know if the trackpad was hurting my fingers or it was anything else. After using the new MacBook Air (I bought in April 2015), for about four months, I couldn’t feel my fingertips.
No doubt, I was addicted of using the trackpad, because that’s one of the best pointer devices one can ever find for a computer, but it was delivering a kind of pain.
The sensation was weird and it was something I couldn’t explain to anyone. But, as any tech geek, I fired up the Google and started looking up, if I’m the only one in the woods.
Luckily I found a lot of people complaining of the same issue. After researching for a bit, I found few solutions, tried them, and finally sharing the one which worked in my case.
Causes of MacBook Trackpad Fingertips pain
First, you need to understand the real cause behind this MacBook trackpad fingertips pain.
We all love using the trackpad, and without having a proper reason, we shouldn’t stop using it (at least I didn’t), right?
To pinpoint the exact location of your fingertip on the trackpad, it uses a mechanism which involves charge particles (yes, Science thing). Now, I’m not sure of their kind, and neither of the fact whether they are pulled off the fingers or pulled inside. But, you get the abstract point, right?
Now, these charge particles start hurting the nervous system of human body, when this exercise is repeated for a long period of time, which later cause those weird sensations.
Some people even call it the Burning Sensation.
As I wasn’t aware of its presence, and because of enjoying the experience and benefit of the interactive device for months, the sensation passed the fingertips and moved further.
First, I thought it was due to the fact that I never exercise and about 12 hours of my each day is spent typing and surfing. Also, I couldn’t think of this exact reason, as we all think of Apple devices as the safest ones.
But, this time, the story was different!
Solution to Fix Fingertips Pain or Sensation
During my research, I found that users have tried using lotions, and even tried using the trackpad wearing those special gloves which are designed to operate touchscreen phones.
But, neither of this practice will solve the issue. Also, it wouldn’t deliver the same experience of using the trackpad, which is must, right?
So, the real solution to fixing this concern is simply to limit the usage of the trackpad. Try getting a wireless mouse, (or even the wired one will do the job) and minimise the usage of the trackpad, as much as possible.
If you’re still addicted to the unique experience delivered by the trackpad and couldn’t get used to the mouse, then I recommend buying the Magic Mouse by Apple.
This is all I got for now.
After using the wireless mouse for just one day, the sensation was gone, and I started feeling the fingertips again, as normal.
Trust me, you wouldn’t find the difference unless you try it yourself.
At the moment, the Logitech wireless mouse is doing a fine job, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting that Magic Mouse. It looks super cool, right?
Now, let’s hear your side. Don’t forget to share!