When I bought my computer yesterday, I could use the touchpad to open and close programs by quickly touching the touchpad twice. Something has happened and now I have to use the control buttons below the touch pad to open and close programs. What do I do to fix this problem?
If you open the control panel, you will then find an Icon called mouse.
If you double click on that, the settings will be shown, you can then adjust according to your taste.
In particular look for the double click speed.
I hope this helps, Chris
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Just select: Product Type - Notebooks Family - Satellite Product series - Satellite C series Model - Satellite C660 Driver Type - Touch Pad Driver (and later Touch Pad On/Off Utility) Then hit search at the bottom to find it for the operating system you use.
Nearly every modern laptop computer comes with a touchpad for on-screen interaction. Depending on your operating system and touchpad driver versions, you can update the speed, sensitivity, tap speed and clicking functions of your computer's touch pad. Accessing these settings and updating them to meet your needs is a quick and easy process with both the Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X operating systems.
Change Touchpad Settings in Windows1. Open the Control Panel by clicking the Windows Start button and selecting "Control Panel." Depending on your Windows configuration, this option may be located within the Start Menu's "Settings" sub-folder. 2. Double-click the Control Panel's "Mouse" icon.
3. Click the Touchpad tab. This tab can have one of several names, depending on your computer manufacturer, your operating system version and your device drivers. However, the most common labels include "Touch Pad," "Device Settings" and "Dell Touchpad." If you do not see any option resembling these, you may not be able adjust your laptop's touchpad settings. Refer to the "Warnings" section if this applies to your computer.
4. Locate the "Scrolling Settings" area within the touchpad properties tab. Adjust the settings to meet your needs and then click "OK" to close the dialog boxes and confirm your changes.
for MAC OS 1
Click the Apple menu and then select "Preferences."
Click the "Keyboard & Mouse" icon.
Select the "Trackpad" option from the top of the Keyboard & Mouse dialog box.
Adjust the trackpad settings to meet your needs, and then close the dialog box to confirm your changes.
Computer that have touch pads as m,anufacturers default malfunctions soon after another program has been installed capable of converting touch back to type keyboard functions. Unplug any devices that may want to reconvert the touch screen computer to keyboard typing. Second, if the computer has a system restore of reset button, that would reestablish the manufacturers default touch screen features. meanwhile, evry data that may have been stored on the computer is likely erased after reseting. Save every details before reseting the computer.
your touchpad might have a 'lock' button nearby it, to enable or disable its sensitivity. this is usually helpful while typing, so you can disable it so that the when the touchpad gets touched, the mouse won't make any reaction. You can then enable it to work with the mouse. This button is usually either near the top border or near one of the four borders.
Alternately, some laptops have a function key for touchpad enable-diable thing. It is usually Fn + F3. The function key (Fn) is near the Ctrl key. The touchpad key, in the in colour of the Fn key will be somewhere in the Function keys.
I also have encountered that problem particularly on my touchpad. When I tried to open the laptop I've notice that the flex cable connecting the touchpad to my motherboard is detached. When I put them back. It was working properly.
The touchpad still works even without the synaptics driver. Once you uninstall the touchpad driver and still yur having the same issue then it is a posible touchpad issue means the hardware itself.
Disabling or enabling the TouchPadThe TouchPad is enabled by default. To change the enable/disable the TouchPad setting:1Click Start, Control Panel.The Control Panel window appears.2Click Printers and Other Hardware.3Click Mouse Properties.The Mouse Properties window appears.4Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab.The TouchPad ON/OFF tab appears.5Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate.6Click Apply. 7Click OK.The Mouse Properties window closes.8Close the Printers and Other Hardware window.9Close the Control Panel window.