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Pointer moves but cannot tap it

I have a new touchsmart and I used to be able to "tap" with the cursor and it would act like the button. But now it does not let me tap on the pad to chose to open things..

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You should go to Start, Control Panel, and open the Mouse control settings. Locate the Touchpad settings menu. This may open a new Dell menu giving you several choices. You want to select "Touchpad settings". Inside this settings menu, you should find a checkbox that says "Tap to click". Make sure this is checked.

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Samsung laptop cursor tweeking


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 10, 2012 | Samsung SENS R460 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 14.1"...

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Mouse pointer with keyboard keys


<span><b>You can control your mouse pointer with keyboard keys in all windows versions. When your mouse stops working, you can enable this keyboard feature to complete your important work. This keyboard mouse can performs all tasks same like a normal mouse.</b><br /><b>Follow the given steps to activate the keyboard mouse:</b><br /><b><br />To edit this feature, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.<br />To activate this feature, press Alt+Shift+NumLock keys at once and you will receive a small MouseKey box.<br />To keep MouseKeys on, click on Ok button or click on cancel button to cancel MouseKeys box.<br />Click on Settings button, if you want to adjust the mouse cursor detail settings.<br />Here a new dialog box will appear with the title Settings for MouseKeys", now you can manage all mouse settings for example mouse cursor speed, acceleration and some other features.<br />Now using Numeric keypad, you can move your mouse pointer. The controls are:<br />*<br />1,2,3,4,6,7,8 and 9 keys are used to move the mouse cursor into different directions.<br />*<br />Key 5 is used as mouse click button.<br />*<br />Insert key used to hold down mouse button.<br />*<br />+ Sign used to double click on any object.<br />*<br />Delete button used to release the mouse.<br />*<br />Click on NumLock button to disable this keyboard mouse feature</b></span>

on Apr 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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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Unstable, jittery cursor


Lets give this a try: Click the Start button> click Control Panel> click Hardware> and then click Mouse. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do the following: Uncheck the Hide pointer while typing box. Hope this helps you. Let us know either way. Make it a great day!

Apr 30, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Cursor jumps and repsitions script higher up in script


1. Please disable the tapping option if it enabled in the computer.
2. Click on the "Start" button.
3. Click on "Control Panel."
4. Click on "Mouse."
5.Click on "Pointer Options."
6. Move the "Select a Pointer Speed" slider bar left to reduce the pointer speed and right to increase it. Once you have set the pointer speed, click "OK" to save the settings.

Wish you all the best

Jan 21, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Mouse has a mind of it's own...often skipping across the screen without any assistance. Is there a patch available?


it might be due to scroll speed of mouse going bit high.
to adjust the same...click on start...control panel...mouse icon...mouse properties window would open... click on the pointers tab...adjust the pointer speed setting... this should help in fixing the issue.

regards

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Mouse keeps shifting the cursor to a different place in document


On touchpads if you touch the pad twice in quick succession it acts as a click and the cursor will move to the mouse pointer location. In mouse settings disable "tapping"

Aug 31, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720 Notebook

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Pointer will not "tap"


This can be set to tap for you as it is a simple setting in the mouse control panel.

Go to your start menu and open Control panel, select classic view in the top left corner if there are less than 20 icons(pictures) in the menu. Now double click on the mouse icon. Click on the advanced tab. then select your synaptec device in the list and click the properties button below.

There are several options on the menu, one will say "Tap to Click"
Check the box beside it and then click OK on this window and the mouse window.

Close the control panel by tapping the pad and you're on your way.


I hope this helps Fixya,

Chris

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Jumping cursor


This is a really common problem thats not actually a problem.
Go to trackpad settings and make sure tap to click is off.
Most laptops allow you to tap the track pad to act as a mouse button, try it go to an icon tap the trackpad youll see that the icon highlights as if you are actually left clicking.
When your typing the trackpad senses your arm or wrist occasionaly and thinks your tapping the mouse, thus moving the cursor.
So go into trackpad settings and turn off tap to click.

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In windows xp go into start menu, then into control panel then click on appearance and themes, then move your mouse over to mouse pointers click on it , uncheck "enhance pointer precision, and click apply, that will stop the mouse from acting crazy, this will work with dell mouse pointers and most.

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