15 of the Best Shortcuts for Apple's New MacBook Force Touch Trackpad

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Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pros have a new Force Touch trackpad that adds pressure sensitivity. With that comes all kinds of new gestures and tricks, and 9to5Mac details 15 of the best ones in the video below.

You can do all kinds of cool new stuff with the new Force Click options, here's what 9to5Mac has found so far:

  1. Rename any label
  2. Preview any file
  3. Preview Calendar dates
  4. Click on any date to create an event
  5. Drop a pin in Maps
  6. Pressure sensitive zoom in Maps
  7. Lookup the definition of any word
  8. pressure sensitive fast forward
  9. Show all windows from an open app
  10. Right click on certain dock icons
  11. Edit contact details
  12. Add a contact with number or email address
  13. Preview any link (Safari only)
  14. Show Do Not Disturb options in Messages
  15. Pressure sensitive drawing

Obviously this isn't really useful enough to justify running out and buying one of those new laptops, but it's a nifty set of new features nonetheless.

Top 15 hidden Force Click features on the new 2015 MacBook | 9to5Mac


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