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Sensitive Touch Pad with vista?


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ryan38

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Hi there,

Not terribly sure if this goes here or in the operating system forum but im having some real trouble with my touch pad being very sensitive. I was talking to a friend and he mentioned something about Vista having some kinda of feature that supposedly makes it "easier" to scroll screens but I find it very difficult to work with and work like to disable it but don't know how. Any suggestions?
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Check in your mouse properties to see if there is any adjustments you can make there. You did not say what make of laptop you have but usually there are touchpad drivers on the makers websites that let you adjust sensitivity.

The below is from the H-P website, and it may work for you.


Set up tapping preferences
If the Synaptics TouchPad is installed on your machine, follow the steps below to learn more about tapping and customize these settings for your use.

1.
Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
Alternately, click Start and type Mouse in the Search field, and select Mouse when it becomes available in the program list. The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
2.
Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings . In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Tapping topic.
3.
Select Tap and Drag , and read the information provided on how to set this option to drag items on your desktop by using the touchpad. The default setting is on.
4.
Expand the Tap Zones topic, and read the information provided on how to set up your touchpad to conduct different actions, depending on where you tap on the pad. The default setting is off.

Set touchpad sensitivity
If Synaptics TouchPad is installed on your machine, follow the steps below to learn more about sensitivity and customize these settings for your use.

1.
Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
Alternately, click Start and type Mouse in the Search field, and select Mouse when it becomes available in the program list. The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
2.
Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings . In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Sensitivity topic.
3.
Select the PalmCheck option to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad to avoid erratic cursor movement caused by accidental touching of the pad during normal typing.
4.
Select the Touch Sensitivity option to adjust how much finger pressure is required to move the mouse on the screen and how responsive the touchpad is to taps.

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chrissy1960

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I have the same problem and when I go into Mouse properties there is only mouse there and doesn't mention pointing device. I have looked everywhere and can't find touchpad at all. I tried to system restore and it was repeatedly unsuccessful saying an unspecified error occurred.
Check in your mouse properties to see if there is any adjustments you can make there. You did not say what make of laptop you have but usually there are touchpad drivers on the makers websites that let you adjust sensitivity.

The below is from the H-P website, and it may work for you.


Set up tapping preferences
If the Synaptics TouchPad is installed on your machine, follow the steps below to learn more about tapping and customize these settings for your use.

1.
Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
Alternately, click Start and type Mouse in the Search field, and select Mouse when it becomes available in the program list. The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
2.
Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings . In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Tapping topic.
3.
Select Tap and Drag , and read the information provided on how to set this option to drag items on your desktop by using the touchpad. The default setting is on.
4.
Expand the Tap Zones topic, and read the information provided on how to set up your touchpad to conduct different actions, depending on where you tap on the pad. The default setting is off.

Set touchpad sensitivity
If Synaptics TouchPad is installed on your machine, follow the steps below to learn more about sensitivity and customize these settings for your use.

1.
Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
Alternately, click Start and type Mouse in the Search field, and select Mouse when it becomes available in the program list. The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
2.
Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings . In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Sensitivity topic.
3.
Select the PalmCheck option to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad to avoid erratic cursor movement caused by accidental touching of the pad during normal typing.
4.
Select the Touch Sensitivity option to adjust how much finger pressure is required to move the mouse on the screen and how responsive the touchpad is to taps.

SRX660


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