I have an Acer Aspire 5735 and it has this feature that allows zoom function by bringing two fingers together or apart, problem is it keeps doing when i am not trying to, just using one finger and thinks i am trying to zoom, and its driving me nuts, how do i turn the 'feature' off or at least that it looks for a button click too before doing it?
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Pressing the Ctrl key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse should allow you to resize everything. Depening on how your touchpad is configured if on a laptop you can use the Ctrl button and slide your finger on the right hand side of the touchpad. This can happen accidentally when using laptop with built in features for zoom.. with newer laptops where touchpad supports multi-touch you may be able to use two fingers and zoom out - place two fingers on touch pad and seperate.
You can try updating the software for the touch pad but the most likely problem is you have a bad touch pad. Touch pads don't necessarily go all at once. You lose some functionality. In your case, it would appear you are able to to point and move the cursor. You didn't mention, does the touchpad respond when you tap it to hit ENTER instead of hitting the ENTER key itself. This is 1 area that will commonly lose function over time as well.
Zooms in and out while on internet? -- this is a "feature", and it happens because of your use of the TOUCHPAD. Resolved with a "pinch" on the pad -- making your fingers come together to zoom in, pinching fingers apart to zoom out (like an Iphone map application)
There are two solutions that I am aware of to fix this type of problem. First of all, when you are browsing the internet using Internet Explorer, you can use the toolbar at the top and click the View menu. Go down to Zoom and select zoom in, or choose a % size for your screen. Secondly, when the screen resizes after you touch the touch pad, this is a setting that can be disabled. Go to Start, Control Panel, and look for Mouse. Under the mouse settings, there should be a selection for disabling the touchpad zoom feature. You may also be able to adjust the sensitivity of this feature if you do not want to disable it. On my netbook, if I do a "diagonal pinch" on the touchpad it zooms out. If I draw a diagonal line using two fingers, from the center of the touchpad out to the corners it zooms back in.
Go to Control Panel > Mouse > Device Settings > Settings > Advanced Gestures > Pinch
(or alternatively right-click the Synaptics Pointing Device icon in your taskbar and select Pointing Device Properties)
Untick the box that says 'Enable Pinch'. This will disable the zooming.
you might be suffering the same problem as I was which was I had no
idea how to use the zoom and that's why I wanted to lock it. Having Google stuck on too-big-to-navigate-properly or too-small-to-read for days at a time prompted me to learn. I've since decided the zoom is useful and I'm keeping the feature
Here is what Synaptics have to say about the 'pinch' gesture: The
Pinch gesture delivers zooming functionality in many applications. The
Pinch gesture can be used to perform the same function as a scroll
wheel on standard Windows applications that support CTRL-SCROLL WHEEL
To perform a pinch gesture, place two
fingers on the TouchPad surface. Move them closer together or further
apart. To zoom in, place your fingers on the TouchPad surface near to
each other and then slide them apart. To zoom out, begin by placing
your fingers apart and then moving them closer together.
The best zooming experience results when the finger tips of the two fingers are used for the gesture.
That will hopefully be of assistance if you want to learn how to use the zoom rather than disable it. It took some practice but I can do it now without a problem so can fix windows when I accidentally zoom on them.
you can disable that feature. im not sure exactly where because my AA1 is currently out of commission, but go under control panel (classic view) and open the "mouse" icon and hunt for advanced settings. the zooming in and out happens when you use two fingers on the track pad. it happens to me a lot when i have my left finger on the left-click button and my right finger controlling the cursor, and i accidentally am touching the pad itself with my left finger as well.. that will zoom you in and out, depending on which way you move your fingers (together or apart). ctrl+0 (zero) will reset you to the normal screen size.
DO THE FOLLOWING AND THERE BE NO MORE FRUSTRATING RANDOM ZOOMS.
step 1: Go to CONTROL PANEL. step 2: under hardware and sound select MOUSE (mouse properties box) step 3: select the DEVICE SETTINGS TAB (at top right) step 4: select SETTINGS. step 5: select the +box next to POINTER MOTION, then under momentum select PINCH.
step 6: DESELECT ENABLE PINCH. step 7: press apply and ok.