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i maybe in the wrong forum but my laptop keyboard is driving me nuts. got a 3 month old HP laptop with a synaptics built in mouse.

off and on the mouse would not work where i could scroll down a page using the wheel.

it got worse so i rolled back the driver. now it scrolls just fine but when i type things jump all over where i have been typing. it is like i hit something where it all of a sudden sends the cursor to an earlier point where i have been typing

i dont know if this is keyboard or mouse related. i could swear there is something that i adjusted long ago on the mouse to make it less sensetive to the touch but can not find it
 
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Start\Settings\Control Panel

In there you will find the Mouse and Keboard Icons,from there you can adjust the acceleration..
 

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accelleration is not an issue

it is a matter of touch.

something i am bumping which i am guessing is on the keypad is making this happen. and i can not find in the mouse controls in control panel anything that deals with sensetivity. I know i saw somewhere before a control that dealt with automatic bumping but dont know where.

i think i saw on a post somewhere that you could do something in bios but i did not find anything there
 

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I believe you're referring to a built-in touchpad not a mouse. I'm not aware of any laptops with built-in mice with physical scroll wheels. New Synaptics touchpads come with a scroll area.

Did you install the Synaptics software? It should be available on HP's web site for your specific laptop model.
 

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DoubleHelix said:
I believe you're referring to a built-in touchpad not a mouse. I'm not aware of any laptops with built-in mice with physical scroll wheels. New Synaptics touchpads come with a scroll area.

Did you install the Synaptics software? It should be available on HP's web site for your specific laptop model.
you are right it is a touchpad and not a mouse

on the right side of the touchpad is what i would consider the touchpad version of a mouse wheel.

thanks for the advice on the driver. i am not sure if that is the issue or not. there is a place somewhere that you can adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad to avert accidental movements but can not find that.
 

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DoubleHelix said:
You'll find that setting after you install the Synaptics software.
Thanks I will give it a go when i get home.

Not sure if i made it clear but the touchpad does work find now after rolling back the driver. just this other issue with the cursor jumping all over now. i will see if a new driver will take care of it.
 

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downloading the driver may have eliminiated the skipping on the cursor but now i am back to the wheel or whatever you call it on the touchpad not working again.

and dont know if this is related but a week ago i had a windows update have problems loading. it would take forever. so i rebooted and then it seemed to load.

now i have another update that has taken 2 days on cable modem to download. and the last hour it went from 50% to 60%

so i may have other issues although when the last update was slow the security forum found nothing obvious.

probably getting to spread out but is there a way to stop a windows download? am thinking maybe i need to remove this current one trying to load along with the last one and try to reload them
 
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