How to Manually Disable 3-Finger Tap on a Mac

April 6, 2017 Rex McWilliams

To prevent students from utilizing the 3-finger tap method during an exam, we recommend Instructors require this feature to be disabled before taking an exam. To do so:

1. Click the Apple logo within the top left-hand corner of the screen.

2. Select System Preferences from the menu.

3. Select Trackpad.

4. Uncheck the "Look Up & Data Detectors" option.

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