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When i go to control panel,then appearnce and themes,i then click on mouse pointers in the left hand panel,i get a small panel come up;synaptics pointing devise it says conrol panel extension inconpatible with driver version what does this mean. i have a advent 7088 laptop many thanks ken

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    There doesn't seem to be a setting in the control panel to switch this mouse to be used by a left handed person?

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It indicates there is some malfunctioning in your laptop .

So go for clean up and find any registry error is getting displayed .


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Touchpad not working


There's a tiny orange light near the upper left corner of the touchpad to the left of the touchpad. If that is lit, you may only have to tap the upper left hand corner of the touchpad a couple of times to get it to go out. and start the touchpad working.

Barring that, see if the synaptics driver is installed. Go to "Control Panel," change the "view" in the upper right hand corner to "large icons," and see if "Synaptics Touchpad V8.1" is listed.

If not, go to "Control Panel," locate device manager and click (with a usb mouse) "mice and other pointing devices," click "Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad," and check to see if it says, "device is working properly." If not or if it still doesn't work, click the driver tab, and click "update driver."

Dec 08, 2012 | HP elitebook 8760w

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How to change the mouse sensitivity


<p>Click on the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your computer screen to open the Start menu so you can change the mouse sensitivity. Locate the control panel link on the right-hand column of the Start menu and click on the link.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Wait for the Control Panel manu to open and then locate the "Search Control Panel" bar at the top of the menu on the the right-hand side. Type in "mouse" (no quote marks) in the window and locate the mouse menu at the top, left side of the menu.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Locate the link that says "Change Button Settings" at the bottom of the mouse menu and click on the link. When the mouse properties window appears, locate the tabs at the top of the window and find the one that says "Pointer Options."<br /> <p><br /> <p>Click on the "Pointer Options" window tab and locate the heading that says "Motion." In the Motion section, find the slide ajustment bar that is labeled "Slow" on the left side and "Fast" on the right side of the bar.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Move the bar according to your desired speed and preferences, and click on the "Apply" button on the lower right-hand side of the window.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Click the "OK" button on the lower left-hand side of the window, which will take you back to the default window. Verify that the mouse sensitivity is according to your needs and readjust if necessary by repeating these steps.<br />

on Dec 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Ha a Toshiba Satellite a100 I can not turn off the touch pad (as I only want to use the mouse). Both touch pad and mouse are working. the laptop had to be reformatted recently and its since then All...


If your computer have a, Synaptics Touchpad you can try these steps:

1. Access the properties of the Synaptics Pointing Device by right-clicking on the system tray icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. If you do not see the icon, open your Control Panel and select the "Performance and Maintenance" option. Click "System", then "Hardware", then "Device Manager" to view the devices on your computer. Open the "Mice and Other Pointing Devices" selection.

2. Click on the "Device Settings" tab of the "Mouse Properties" window. The "Device Settings" tab is at the top of the window and located farthest to the right

3. Highlight the Synaptics Touchpad from the list of available pointing devices. Click the "Disable" button underneath the list. Click "OK" on the pop-up menu to confirm your selection. Click "OK" on the Mouse Properties window to close the window. Your Synaptics Touchpad will now be disabled.

Make sure to connect a USB mouse to your laptop before disabling the touchpad so that you will still have control of your pointer.

Hope this help. Goodluck!

Mar 23, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 Notebook

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Help. I want to disable the touch pad on my Gateway M6866 laptop. Whenever I am typing and get near the pad, the typing goes all over the screen. Any help will be appreciated.


Follow these steps to turn on or turn off the touchpad and optional pointing device.
  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.Note: If your Control Panel is in Category View, click Printers and Other Hardware.

  2. In Control Panel, click or double-click the Mouse icon.
  3. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click the Device Settings tab.
  4. Click to select the device you want to turn on or turn off, and then click Enable or Disable.

Mar 13, 2011 | Gateway M-6866 Notebook

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Mouse sensitivity is slow.i want more then more speed of mouse pointer,i already search but nothing...pleas SIR


These are the steps to change the mouse sensitivity

Click on the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your computer screen to open the Start menu so you can change the mouse sensitivity. Locate the control panel link on the right-hand column of the Start menu and click on the link.

Wait for the Control Panel manu to open and then locate the "Search Control Panel" bar at the top of the menu on the the right-hand side. Type in "mouse" (no quote marks) in the window and locate the mouse menu at the top, left side of the menu.

Locate the link that says "Change Button Settings" at the bottom of the mouse menu and click on the link. When the mouse properties window appears, locate the tabs at the top of the window and find the one that says "Pointer Options."

Click on the "Pointer Options" window tab and locate the heading that says "Motion." In the Motion section, find the slide ajustment bar that is labeled "Slow" on the left side and "Fast" on the right side of the bar.

Move the bar according to your desired speed and preferences, and click on the "Apply" button on the lower right-hand side of the window.

Click the "OK" button on the lower left-hand side of the window, which will take you back to the default window. Verify that the mouse sensitivity is according to your needs and readjust if necessary by repeating these steps.


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Dec 07, 2010 | HP P2360AA Keyboard/Mouse

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I have disabled the mlouse by using the synaptics


press the windows button(win logo) on the keyboard left bottom near the Shift key
use the up/dn/left/right arrow keys to move to the control panel/move to mouse icon in that and press enter/ here if the mouse is disabled / enable it

Mar 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I want to change my cursor


here is the tips to change cursor in xp

  • Open the Control Panel by clicking Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  • Click the "Mouse Icon."
  • In the Mouse Properties window that appears, click the Pointers tab.
  • In the area under where it says "Scheme," choose a pointer scheme from the drop-down list.
  • There are quite a few Pointer Themes to choose
  • Click Apply
  • OK to make the change effective

Mar 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Pointer problems


Try going to control panel, then under hardware and sound, click mouse, then you should see mouse properties. Click on 'Buttons" and be sure the "button configuration" is set for "Synaptics touchpad V.6.2 on PS2 port 3". Let me know if that doesn't do it. You may need to reinstall your Synaptics touchpad.

Apr 02, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Mouse cursor moving by itself


In windows xp go into start menu, then into control panel then click on appearance and themes, then move your mouse over to mouse pointers click on it , uncheck "enhance pointer precision, and click apply, that will stop the mouse from acting crazy, this will work with dell mouse pointers and most.

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