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How to change how hard I have to tap the touchpad to select a option.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Changing Sensitivity
1. Open the SetPointTM software and assign a keystroke to the button you want to use. For further details about this procedure, launch the Help Center within SetPoint and view the mouse topic To change the task assigned to a button. 2. Click the Windows® Start button, locate the function or application you want to launch and right-click it to display a menu. (If the function or application you want to launch is not available from the Windows Start menu, use Windows Explorer to locate it and then right-click it.) 3. Select Properties. 4. In the Shortcut tab, enter a Shortcut key that is the same as the keystroke you chose at step 1. 5. Click OK.
Posted on Oct 09, 2005
SOURCE: Can't "tap" on my Dell touchpad
I had the same problem after purchasing an HP laptop with a Synaptics TouchPad. After using a wireless mouse for awhile, the TouchPad stopped working. The TouchPad light was white, indicating it was enabled. No TouchPad devices was listed anymore in the Mouse Properties in the Control Panel. I tried reloading the driver but nothing changed.
After shutting down the laptop and removing the battery (according to owner’s manual) it worked again. After turning on the laptop, make sure the TouchPad works. Then go to Control Panel, Mouse, Device Settings tab, and make sure a Synaptics TouchPad is listed in the Devices list and that the Enable button is grayed out.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Go to the Dell support website and enter your serve tag or express service code, This will bring you to the software for your specific machine. Download fresh drivers for the touchpad, see if this resets it.
Also check the touchpad under Control Panel or Dell Utilities, and see if somehow those features or buttons were disabled.
If neither of these options work you will need to bring it to a local PC shop and they will reconnect or replace the touchpad and/or keyboard if they are attached in your model.
If they have to replace the parts they will probably get them from Ebay so if you are so inclined and they tell you they need the parts, you can get them yourself and possibly save a buck or two.
Hope this helps, I also do this type of work the CT area so if you are around there and need the service, let me know I am reasonably priced, industry certified, have passed all the Dell factory tests, and I am happy to help.
Good Luck !!
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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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.
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.
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