Some users have noticed that the “Tap to Click” trackpad gesture has been periodically failing since the introduction of macOS Monterey earlier this year. The problem appears to have affected a wide range of Macs, from the built-in trackpad on the M1 MacBook Air to an Intel-based iMac with a freestanding Magic Trackpad.
While the much-anticipated Universal Control feature is still not enabled, the new beta appears to remedy a problem with the “Tap to Click” trackpad gesture.
Following the release of the fourth macOS 12.1 beta today, several users across the MacRumors Forums and Reddit have indicated that they are no longer experiencing issues with “Tap to Click” after updating to this version.
macOS 12.1 should be publicly released before the end of the year, with a key new feature being SharePlay, which will allow users to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and share their screen with friends and family on FaceTime calls. SharePlay is already available on iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1.
“Tap to Click” can be enabled in System Preferences under Trackpad > Point & Click, allowing users to tap with one finger to click.