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How do I set my touch pad to be less sensative to the pointer arrow on a Desktop Compaq V600?

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  • rogerb732 Mar 04, 2009

    This was very helpful information. Thank you very much.



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You didn't mention which OS (or a specific touchpad) but in Windows most of the modifiable settings for a touchpad are in the mouse settings within the control panel. Many touchpad drivers will add an extra tab at the top of the mouse settings just for this purpose (in the case of Synaptics - Device Settings).

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My touch pad not working probably .


Adel Heider,

You may want to first download the driver and install it into the system from the link below.
Inspiron 1545 Drivers Download Page
http://dell.to/14IpAJU

Erratic Pointer Movement


Here are some easy steps to take to determine the problem with a touch pad demonstrating erratic pointer movement:
  1. Get the latest driver from support.dell.com - Most problems can be corrected with a simple driver download. This should always be one of the first steps when diagnosing any touch pad problem.
  2. Check for hand and finger placement - The most common cause of random pointer movement is that the touch pad senses a finger or part of the hand near the surface of the device.
    • Have the customer attempt to use the touch pad normally but to pay attention to the location of his or her hands and fingers. Are any straying too close to the touch pad?
    • Adjust the Touch Sensitivity and TouchCheck settings in the Touch Pad Settings section of the Dell Touchpad Properties.
  3. Try an external mouse - Does this problem happen with an external mouse attached?
    • The Device Select section of the Dell Touchpad Properties has options to enable or disable the touch pad or external mouse. Try several combinations of these settings.
    • If the problems only occur when the touch pad is enabled and do not occur any time a mouse or other external device is used, then the issue is related to the touch pad.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - If the problem cannot be corrected by adjusting the settings mentioned above and only occurs with the touch pad enabled, then this could indicate a mechanical problem.
    • Press down on the palm rest on first the left side of the touch pad and then the right. See if the cursor starts moving on its own.
    • Run Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and try to recreate the problems there. If either of these situations occur, then replace the palm rest.

No Pointer Movement


No pointer movement from the touch pad (or track stick, if available) usually is the result of one of two things: The touch pad has been disabled in the driver interface, or the touch pad cable is damaged or disconnected. Follow the steps below to determine the problem.
  1. Connect an external mouse - In either situation, an external mouse should still function. If it does not, try booting into Safe Mode and testing both devices again.
  2. Enable the touch pad in the driver settings - Using the external mouse (or key strokes if no mouse is available), go into the Dell Touchpad Properties. Go to the Device Select section and enable the touch pad. If already enabled, get the latest driver from support.dell.com.
  3. Test the device in Dell 32-bit Diagnostics - To eliminate a potential software problem, run the Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and test the device here.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - As a last resort, press down on the palm rest where the touch pad connector is located on the system board. If the pointer reacts in some way, then the cable may just need to be reseated. Otherwise, replace the palm rest.

Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Sep 07, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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The curser pad on computer, dosn't operate pointer, yet the pointer only moves with wire less mouse any suggestions??


Make sure the touchpad is ENABLED in your Control Panel Settings.

In Windows XP...

Click START.
SETTINGS
CONTROL PANEL
MOUSE
Then DEVICE SETTINGS tab.
Click ENABLE.
Then APPLY.
Then OK.

Good luck.

Mar 05, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have a netbook and i dont know how to change the touch panels sensativity can you help me please ?.


for windows;

in the control panel there should be a "mouse properties" icon
if you can't find it, type "mouse" into your start menu.
in that dialog box you can change the sensitivity of the touch pad under the"pointer option" tab!

Mar 02, 2011 | PC Laptops

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The touch can move the arrow pointer about but it just cannot click and activate selected item


hello ,
you should download the driver from http://support.acer.com/us/en/product_support.aspx?tab=1

Click here Netbook> aspire >AOD 250>select your os> and download touch pad software.
If you install windows 7 no need to install touch pad software.

Regards
Shibuda

Jan 05, 2011 | ASUS Eee 1008HA Netbook

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How do I manage the mouse pad sensativity on my VIAO notebok computer


Hi,
You should be able to manage the touchpad (mouse pad) settings by going in to control panel --> Touchpad.(or "Dell Touchpad"). There you would find the touchpad settings where you could adjust the sensitivity for the touchpad.
Please let me know if you face issues finding the settings.
Thanks.

Feb 03, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Compaq notebook laptop: my mouse pointer or arrow is


If you have a manual for the notebook, check to see if you can use the function key and the similarly coloured key on the keyboard which enables/disables the touch pad. Usually you can disable the mouse pointer touch pad with this FUNCTION key + MOUSE key when pressed together. Often these keys have the same colour (usually blue). The purpose is to disable the touch pad when you are using an external USB or wireless mouse, then you press the 2 keys again together to enable the touch pad once you have removed the USB/wireless mouse.

If that doesn't work, borrow a USB mouse and attach it to your notebook to use temporarily while you diagnose the problem.

Dec 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Curser traveling to top of screen all the time,


Disable the joystick mouse in the center of the keyboard. Doubleclick Mouse in the Control Panel (Start/Settings/Control Panel). On the end tab, disable the thumbstick mouse. For my IBM Thinkpad, it's under UltraNav and I disable TrackPoint.

Aug 31, 2009 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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Pointer jumps around on screen when touching touch pad


hello, have you tryed adjusting the sensitivity of the touch pad to a less sensitive touch ?

Mar 31, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610 Notebook

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Compaq v600


restart the laptop and than try again. if it keeps on happening than you have a problem with the laptop

you may have a virus or not enough memory.
to see if you have enough memory do a disk defrag and than do a full system scan.

Jul 28, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Touchpad not working


Using your keyboard, press the windows hot key, then use the arrow keys to go up and to the right to control panel, then arrow over to the system icon, then arrow through the tabs to the hardware tab, then press TAB to select the "device manager" button and click enter....in the device manager, press tab again in order to highlight the first selection and arrow down to "mouse and other pointing devices" then press the right arrow key to expand that selection and see if it is recognizing your mouse pad, if it does, highlight it and press enter, arrow over to the "driver" tab and try updating the driver, if that doesn't work, try a troubleshoot from the first properties tab.....and if none of this works......the touchpad is most likely dead. Try contacting the manufacturer and see if they can replace the touch pad.....

Jun 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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