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laptop keyboard or mouse issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wacor, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Sherry22160

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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..
     
  3. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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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.
     
  5. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    You'll find that setting after you install the Synaptics software.
     
  7. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  8. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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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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