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Synaptics Touchpad Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chancer31, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. Chancer31

    Chancer31 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I tried to install a wireless mouse for my laptop, which I could't get to work(!). No problem, except that when I returned to using my normal Synaptics Touchpad it had lost it's Virtual Scrolling capability. Also, its touch-sensitive areas no longer work.

    Furthermore, Synaptics Touchpad seems to have (semi-)disappeared from my computer ("semi" in the sense that the touchpad itself still performs basic functions like moving and highlighting.)

    Also, I can no longer find Synaptics in my tray.

    I can't find the Touchpad anywhere in Control Panel to get at the settings.

    IIRC, there used to be a Synaptics properties window somewhere that allowed you adjust all this stuff - again, I can't seem to find this anywhere.

    (My computer: Dell Inspiron 5100, Windows XP, no other problems with computer.)

    Many thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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    for dell you can go onto there website support and using the tag number - which should be on the laptop - it will scan and instal any missing drivers
     
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    Etaf,

    Thanks a million - that did the trick.

    Not sure what a Touchpad Driver is exactly, but re-installing it from the Dell site did the trick!

    Thanks again for taking the time to help me out.


    Best regards.
     
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    you welcome
     
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