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Use trackpad tap-to-click on login window and by default
Authored by: sharien on Feb 27, '07 10:43:03AM

Another easier way: temporarily log in as root, go to trackpad preferences and enable tapping.

You may need to enable the root account first since Apple leaves it disabled by default (using NetInfo Manager), just remember to disable it again after you've made your preference adjustments.



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Use trackpad tap-to-click on login window and by default
Authored by: rhowell on Feb 27, '07 11:16:06AM

Semantics really, but just so new users (especially those coming from another *nix) are not confused:

The root account is not disabled by default. It is enabled and present, and you can escalate your privileges to root at the command-line.

The root account does not have a password assigned to it by default. Thus, you cannot log in as root. "Enabling" root is really just assigning the root user a password.



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Use trackpad tap-to-click on login window and by default
Authored by: boredzo on Feb 27, '07 11:43:02AM

No, it is disabled by default. Having root disabled means that you can't login as root (even if you set a password for it), but you can still use sudo. You'll need an administrator account to use sudo.



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Use trackpad tap-to-click on login window and by default
Authored by: sharien on Feb 27, '07 12:04:09PM

Apple specifically says in the documentation that root access is disabled by default. In addition, the menu items in NetInfo Manager related to this use these terms.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106290#four

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1549.html

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPFileSystem/Articles/BSDInfluences.html



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