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My touchpad mouse wont click. it moves around but i have to use the side buttons to use it.

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If you cannot click the easiest thing to do is to click just by doing a quick tap with your finger on the mousepad that should click on things

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The cursor jumps around on my ASUS K501J notebook.


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

Oct 08, 2012 | ASUS K50IJ Notebook

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The buttons of my laptops mouse pad are working .but it is unable to select any icon i.e., double click and clicks are not working even though the mouse pointer is moving over the screen


The model of the computer was not specified, so I am giving general advice. On the dell I am using at this very moment, if you go into control panel > mouse, there is an option to disable the touchpad buttons. Check around in here and see if you have something similar. If not, check device manager and see if you have a touchpad installed or just generic pointing device. If the driver is not installed, visit support.dell.com, download the driver, and install. The newer dells have a boot menu you can get to by pressing f12 on the dell logo, from here you may be able to select diagnostics and eventually get to a screen that will let you move around the mouse and click things, see if the buttons work in here. If you have problems in the diagnostics, you are looking at a hardware problem, if not, a software/driver problem.

Feb 26, 2011 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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My touchpad has stopped working and the only way i can properly use it, is by plugging in a computer mouse. The touchpad allows me to move the mouse arrow icon all over the screen, but when trying to...


You can turn on "tapping" and will be able to tap instead of click. It seems like hardware problem. Take the computer apart and check the flat cable from the touchpad to the motherboard. Check with a mutltimeter whether the buttons are making contact on click.

Aug 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hp Paviliion dv4-1365dx .....When I type all of a sudden the cursor will jump and I'll be typing into what I have already typed (just did it)....very frustrating HELP!


Unfortunately the touchpad of most laptops is very sensitive. This will cause the slightest nudge of the thumb or wrist to move your mouse and possibly even "click". In order to avoid this issue and associated frustration, I always 1) disable the touchpad when I have an external mouse plugged in and 2) disable the "tap click" feature. Follow the instructions below for these two suggestions.

Disable touchpad

  1. On my system there is a small button just above the touchpad that disables it, yours might as well. If not, go to Start>Control Panel> Mouse>Device Settings>and Device. Highlight the Disable Button.
  2. Follow the same steps as above but instead of Disable button select Device button and select the Tapping option and unselect "enable tapping".
Good Luck,

NOLA Tech

Feb 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The mouse pointer on my HP nc6320 jumps around intermittently and is very difficult to control. This problem only occurs when the laptop is fully charged and is running off the battery. If the battery is...


Hi Alan,

From your description I understand that the cursor jumps intermittently. This happens when the sensitivity of the touchpad is more or high. Try lowering the touchpad sensitivity.

Here are the steps:

1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Mouse.
4. Click Device Settings tab in the Mouse Properties window.
5. Click Settings Button to launch Touchpad settings.
6. Go to Configuring Sensitivity on the left side menu.
7. Move the slider towards left to decrease the sensitivity.
8. Also, click on PalmCheck on the left side and move the slider towards maximum.
9. Click Apply. Click ok
You can try reinstalling the touchpad driver from the below links:

Windows Vista:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=1839146&prodNameId=1839154&swEnvOID=2096&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-58276-1

Windows XP:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=0&prodSeriesId=1839146&prodNameId=1839154&swEnvOID=1093&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-58276-1

Dec 30, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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Cursor on my keypad jumps around


If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:

1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.

2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.

a. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.

b. Click Printers and Other Hardware.

c. Click Mouse.

d. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab.

e. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.

f. Click OK.

g. Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.

3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

4. After connecting an external mouse, uninstall the touchpad driver from the Device manager listed under the "mice and other pointing devices" category and restart the Computer.

5. Download the Touchpad driver compatible to the Operating System installed on the Computer from the manufacturer's site and install it after restarting the Computer.


Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 18, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Can move the mouse but not clikc with the touchpad


Hi,

if you installed an external mouse, it would over-ride the touchpad.
try removing the external mouse, and tap the touchpad twice as if you were double clicking it.
also you could try re-installing the touchpad device driver, usually synoptics or similar.

Mike @ compurepair.

Jun 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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About previous solution


Your touchpad will still be recognized as a mouse, as will the buttons, the only functionality you lose is the scrolling...

Jul 21, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Acer Vista Laptop and cursor nightmare!!


Hi -
I've been having the same problem and it is MAJORLY annoying to be typing along, and have the cursor reappear on another line!

I had a heck of a time finding the place to disable the touchpad, since we use a USB mouse with the laptop. Turns out, someone else helped me find a simple way - hold down the Fn key (next to the left side CNTRL key), and hit F7. That toggles the touchpad off/on easily!

Also suggested by someone else, some mice can cause erratice behavior with Acer laptops, so perhaps try another mouse?

So far, I've been typing this response AFTER disabling the touchpad, and the cursor has not jumped around at all.

Good luck! : )

Dec 10, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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