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Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new MacBook!

Apple's new Force Touch Trackpad comes with Force Click.

Force Click is a convenient way to invoke secondary actions with what is, in essence, a secondary, "deeper" press into the trackpad. Apple currently ties Force Click into the Quick Look, Look Up, data detector, and detail view functions, as well as a few extras. That means you can generally go deeper just by — wait for it — going deeper. Here are all the basics!

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How to assign Force Click on OS X

For now there's only one way to assign Force Click actions on your Mac, and only one kind of action to assign.

Sure, that makes un-assigning Force Click the same as disabling it, but Force Touch and Force Click are brand new and Apple has only just begun experimenting with them. No doubt other functionality, and third party app implementations, will follow.

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How to adjust Force Click firmness on OS X

Force Click, as the name implies, requires you to put a little "force" behind your click.

By default, Force Click requires a "medium" level of intensity to activate. Apple gives you the option, however, of switching to "light", which makes it easier to engage, or "firm", which requires you to put even more muscle behind it. Whether you're having a hard time triggering Force Click, or you're triggering by mistake, there's likely a setting that's perfect for you.

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How to enable or disable Force Click on OS X

Force Click lets you perform a "deeper"-feeling secondary trackpad click to initiate additional actions.

With a Force Click, you can do everything from bringing up Quick Look to Look Up, preview maps and websites, and more. If you like the way it works and feels, it's on by default and you can leave it that way. If you'd rather turn it off, however, and use your Force Touch trackpad more like a traditional trackpad, you can easily do that too. And if you later change your mind, you can turn it right back on.

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Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina now available for 15% off from Apple

Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display are now being offered via Apple's Online. They're not brand new, but they're from the manufacturer, come with a warranty, and have AppleCare as an option. They're also 15% cheaper than new models.

If you've been holding out for Apple's smallest, densest laptop ever, go grab one while supplies last.

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13-inch Mac Book Pro rumored to be going Retina as soon as this fall

With the introduction of the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro at WWDC 2012, it should come as no surprise that more of Apple's Mac line would be making the @2x transition. The question is when. And the answer, at least for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, could be as early as this fall...

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