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Laptop touchpad "tapping" keeps turning itself off....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by garthfan0523, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. garthfan0523

    garthfan0523 Thread Starter

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    Argh. This is getting frustrating.

    The "tapping" function on my Inspiron 9300's touchpad keeps getting intermittently disabled when I try to watch videos. It's very sporadic and I have, so far, been unable to determine any kind of set pattern or commonality between the times that it happens. The only thing that is for sure is that it only happens when I am attempting to watch videos. i.e., YouTube, CNN, MySpace, etc.

    When it happens, I have to go to Control Panel > Mouse > Touchpad and then de-select "Tapping" (yes, it is always still selected even when apparently disabled) and then re-select it and click OK.

    The left and right "mouse" buttons below the touchpad are never affected nor is the ability to move the pointer around the screen using the touchpad.

    Help? Thanks!

    EDITED TO ADD: I should have mentioned that I did uninstall the driver and reinstall an updated one from Dell directly. Also, I just discovered today that I actually don't have to deselect the tapping tick-box and then reselect it as I originally thought. All I have to do is open up the Mouse Properties under the Control Panel and simply click OK to close it again. Works every time.

    BUT, why is this happening???
     
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    garthfan0523 Thread Starter

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    bump

    Anyone? Thanks!
     
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    garthfan0523 Thread Starter

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    One last friendly bump. Anyone? I've been unable to find any info about this problem and really need it to stop. Please read all details in first post.

    Thanks!
     
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