Mac computers come with Tap to Click feature disabled on them by default. However, it is really easy to Enable Tap to Click on Mac and you will find below the steps to do this.
Tap to Click on Mac
As the name suggests, Tap to Click is an optional trackpad functionality that registers a click whenever a user taps the Trackpad or the Magic-pad of a Mac with 1 finger.
Tap to Click is enabled by default in Windows computers, while Apple disables Tap to Click by default on Mac computers and leaves it to the user to Enable this feature or keep it disabled.
You can try this feature on your Mac and see if it works for you. Once you get used to this feature, you may find it actually better than clicking on the trackpad.
Enable Tap to Click on Mac
Follow the steps below to Enable Tap to Click on your Mac.
1. Click on the Apple Icon from the top menu bar of your Mac and then click on System Preferences… in the dropdown menu.
2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Trackpad
3. On the Trackpad settings screen, click on Point and Click tab (in case you already aren’t there) and then enable Tap to click on your Mac by clicking on the little box next to Tap to click (See image below).
Disable Tap to Click on Mac
In case you do not like this feature and would rather prefer the traditional way of clicking on the trackpad, you can disable Tap to Click on your Mac by following the steps below.
1. Click on the Apple Icon from the top menu bar on your Mac and then click on System Preferences… in the drop-down menu.
2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Trackpad.
3. On the next screen, click on the Point and Click tab (in case you are not already there) and then uncheck the box next Tap to click, in order to disable Tap to click feature on your Mac.
You may notice a delay when using tap to click feature on your Mac. To fix this delay you can follow the tutorial: How to Fix Tap to Click Delay on MacBook