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HHi this isn't earthlink related but I desperately need help when I open up IE and go online I start to browse and while I am moving my mouse/touchpad it will highlight links and they will POP OPEN wi

While I am moving my mouse/touchpad it will highlight links and they will POP OPEN witnout trying to open it with out me trying to open it I hope you can help me with this

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  • vmitom May 10, 2008

    I have two acer notebooks 5100-3949 and 5100-3357. They both do the same thing. If the pointer is over a link the computer goes there. Very frustrating.



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It may be set to be over-sensitive to touch - Open Mouse settings in your control panel and look for touchpad sensitivity settings.

If that doesnt help you probably have a sticky mouse button and the touchpad will need to be replaced.

What brand and model laptop do you have?? Some are prone to sticky buttons.

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Sony Vaio laptop (PCG-61317L) once I start browsing the internet, the screen freezes and the mouse cursor disappears from screen. When I don't browse the internet, it sometimes does the same thing

The reason this is happening is that as you are typing; you're resting some weight on the thin plastic above the touchpad...which then makes contact and registers a 'click'; thus moving your cursor around. Or you're brushing your thumb against it when hitting the space key.

Some laptops are more susceptible to this than others. Some more modern laptops come with a button to turn the touchpad off to solve this very problem.

The only thing you can do about this is to disable the touchpad through the touchpad driver (down by the clock, usually) and use a mouse instead. Depending on how you use your laptop, this will be more or less inconvenient- if your laptop never leaves the desk; disable the touchpad and use a problem. If you go mobile a lot, you'll have to enable and disable the touchpad all the time.

The other thing you can do is adapt your typing style so you don't put any weight on anything but the key you're pressing. This is quite difficult and uncomfortable, and is not recommended for long sessions.

Dec 01, 2012 | Sony VAIO VNCX1/B.CE Mouse

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How do i adjust the sensitivity of my touch pad for my Toshiba laptop PSLB8U-05202F

1.Turn on the computer and log into Windows as normal. Open the "Start" menu and click on the option labeled "Control Panel."
2.Double-click on the icon labeled "Mouse.". The "Mouse Properties" window will open. Navigate to the tab labeled "Device Settings." Click on the button labeled "Settings." A window labeled "Properties" will appear.
3.Examine the left panel of the "Properties" window and expand the option labeled "Sensitivity." Click on the option labeled "Touch Sensitivity."
4.Reduce the touch sensitivity setting by moving the slider to the right, towards the "Heavy Touch" label. Experiment with different levels of sensitivity until you find one suited to your needs.
5.Click on the button labeled "OK" to close the "Properties" window; repeat with the "Mouse" control panel. Your new touchpad sensitivity settings are now saved.

Sep 14, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L305-S5908 Notebook

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Hi I have an Intel Atom D425 GMA3150 1.8GHz 160gb HDD 1GB DDR3 netbook. And the touchpad isn't working and the keyboard kept stopping and you have to restart the machine for it to work again. But no...

Hello h_bayley29,
First "restart the computer, this will "clear all the attempts to
change the settings.
If the type of Computer your using do not show the
{Pictures} that look the same?
"Just follow these instructions for the "Touchpad."
First, click on the "Start Button." paul7of9_108.jpg
"In the (right area), select to open the Control Panel.
Next in the [Hardware and Sound] category.
"Choose the "Mouse" paul7of9_109.jpg 'applet.'

Next, click on the"Device Settings" in the (Devices) block.

"Highlight" the item you want to (Enable) this being the "Pointer Device."

Click on the [Enable] button.

Be sure to (Click) on the "Apply, and OK buttons" "You may need to "Update Drivers?"
Next in the "Mouse Properties" (window).

Open the "Properties,"

Now, open the [Driver] by [2x clicking] on it."

If the, Update Driver (block) is not "Grayed-out?"

Click to "Update Driver", and click the (OK) button.

"To Manually" Install Driver
Select to "Update Driver."
Next, select: ("Browse my computer for driver software").
Now, choose: ("Let me pick from a list...").
"Open the "Device Setting:
Click on the "Settings" button.

"Try out some of the "Items listed" ->->
*Tapping, *Virtual Scrolling...
"You must click on the "Apply" button after each change

This should fix the Touchpad?
If you need more assistance, please write a 'comment.'
"Best Regards"

Jul 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Keyboard too sensative. Jumps to other pages while typing. E mails disappear while typing.

Go into the Control Panel and look for "Keyboard". Move the sliders for "Repeat Delay" and "Repeat Rate" to the left until it isn't so sensitive.
Usually this is from accidentally brushing up against the touchpad while you are typing. You can use a mouse rather than the touchpad, or you can crank down the sensitivity of the touchpad. It's settings are also in the Control Panel under "Mouse" or there might be an icon on the right side of your taskbar at the bottom of your screen to open up the properties of the touchpad.
Good luck! Post back here if you need more help.

May 26, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I think I clicked on the button that says Lock this Computer. and now my mouse is not moving. How do i fix this problem?

Firstly, Try a hard restart (Just hold down the power button until it shuts off)

If you mouse is still not working, you will have to use a external USB Mouse.

After a while, when this happend to me and I had used the USB mouse for about a week, the touchpad mouse started working again.

But, while you have the USB mouse plugged in, try searching online for a driver for your touchpad.

Hope I helped

Oct 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 7720-6155 Notebook

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Our kitten walked over the keyboard of my emachine E430 (it was chasing the mouse). I had a web page open and a lot of boxes opened up. The only one I remember is turn on caret browsing. Now my touchpad...

this is for Firefox:
As you can see it contains a checkbox "Do not show me this dialog box again.". Imagine you selected this checkbox while turning "Caret Browsing" On. Now what would you do if you want to turn it off later?
Don't worry. If you selected the checkbox and disabled the confirmation prompt, you can re-enable the prompt using following simple and easy steps:
1. Open firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It’ll confirm, click on I’ll be careful, I promise! button.
2. Now type caret in the Filter box. It’ll show following entries:
3. The entry "accessibility.warn_on_browsewithcaret" would be set to false. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to true.

4. That's it. Now Firefox will show the confirmation prompt again once you press "F7" key.

This is For IE:

May 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Dell Inspiron 600M Touchpad stopped working


first things first, do take ur laptop off the towel (as this blocks air flow) and place it on a flat surface but slightly elevated to allow better air flow, a better alternative is a notebook cool pad.

now coming to the touchpad issue

download this utility from the support section of dells websight, it gives u loads of option for the touchpad and lets u turn
of the tapping to double click!!

hope this helped
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Jun 28, 2009 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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Laptop touchpad is left-clicking when it is touched.


Please reduce the touchpad sensitivity. that shld take care of teh issue.


Dec 09, 2008 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

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The Internet Explorer issue could be a lot of different things, but the first thing I usually look at when someone has an IE that's acting flaky is whether or not they have a bunch of toolbars and add-ons installed.

Are you using IE 7.0? If so, go to Tools --> Manage Add-Ons --> Enable or Disable Add-Ons

Disable all toolbars.

If you aren't using IE 7.0, try upgrading to IE 7.0.

As far as the mouse issue... do you have an external mouse that you're using, or are you using the touchpad that's located below the spacebar? Sometimes people that are using a separate mouse forget to turn the touchpad off, and accidentally brush it with their hand, causing the mouse cursor to jump around or activate an icon and such.

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