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I have a Gateway laptop. The vertical scroll part of my pointing device has recently stopped working and I can't figure out why. The bottom taskbar (far right corner) shows an icon for my pointing device, but I can not right or left click it

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Try using an alternate mouse in a PS2 or USB port. Your pointing device may no longer be working.

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How do i hide my gateway taskbar? used to be hidden and now it needs to go back to bed! so annoying! please help!

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Hi, my laptop mouse pad works fine but at the side and bottom where i can use it to scroll down the page wont work, can sum one tell me how to get it back again, thank you

go to the control panel > mouse and pointing devices > go to device settings tab > highlight the touchpad listed and click on settings > look half way down the list where it say "scrolling" click on that and make sure both vertical and horizontal scrolling is checked. If it is and the scrolling still doesn't work,

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Touch pad stopped working for my gateway laptop

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This laptop has a little scroll thing when I am trying to use the pad. It drives me crazy. Hw do I shut it off?

Look at the bottom right corner of the taskbar near the time and there should be a program called "synaptics" or 'touchpad' or something of the sort.

Open that program and look for the setting that has to do with the horizontal/vertical scrolling and you can disable it from there.

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you can activate this by
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(2) double click the mouse icon.
(3) From here you will select the "Device Settings" tab,
(4) make sure your Synaptic Pointing device is highlighted and then click the settings button located directly below the "port" column, this will bring up properties for this device.
(5) With all categories in the left hand column collapsed, select "Virtual Scrolling" here is where you will find the box that needs to be checked to enable vertical and/or horizontal scrolling.
(6) make sure the "Enable Vertical Scrolling" box is checked.
(7) don't forget to hit apply!

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*Right click the taskbar and make sure the "Lock the Taskbar" option is NOT ticked

click and hold a blank space of the taskbar and move the cursor to where you would like it to be sitting so if you would like it to run across the bottom of the screen move the cursor while still holding down to the bottom of the screen, this should make it look more like what it should :)


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