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Scoll bar action on touchpad works outside the scroll area

On this relatively new yet too late to take back notebook I just discovered why I have been having problems with the scrollbar on the touchpad. It seems the active area of the scroll function goes about a third of the way into the touchpad area, well beyond the defined scroll area on the right side of the touchpad. Is this a programming problem that I can somehow fix with a setting or is there a way to disable the scroll feature?

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  • av8djc Oct 18, 2008

    Sorry, I thought the specs would come through but didn't. It's a Gateway M6846 running Vista HP at 32 bit



    Dave

  • av8djc Oct 30, 2008

    Thanks TamirMeiri. I should have come back a couple of days ago. I re-installed the driver and all is great now.

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Seems like the synaptic touch pad has lost its configuration or got a little whacky.
Go to the control panel, and find the program for the touch pad.
There, try to redefine the areas for the scroll bar action.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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