Five setup tips for Apple's new MacBook Air

The 14-hour battery on the new 13-inch Air is great, but MacBooks still don't come fully optimized out of the box.

Screenshot by Dan Ackerman/CNET
Turn on tap-to-click
Preferences > Trackpad > Tap to click

It still boggles my mind that tap-to-click isn't turned on by default in MacBooks. In fact, I'd be happy if every multitouch touch pad, OS X or Windows, ditched the hinged pad and went with a solid glass surface that took a one-finger tap for a left click and a two-finger tap for a right click.

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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