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Touch pad Hi there, Please bear with me (I?m not technical at all!!) Right, I?ve got the above notebook and the touch pad seems a bit lively, for example, when navigating around the page (i.e. dragging the cursor) it seems to highlight and drag what ever is on the page similarly it clicks on any url's I make the mistake of hovering over. also when typing, the curser will jump from the word I?m writing to the beginning of the same sentence or out from the navigation bar into another section of the page. Can you help me - maybe there are some settings I could change? Thanks for your help. Martin.

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  • martinkeeton Aug 13, 2008

    I have only had the laptop for a week, i ran the Norton Full system scan yesterday (took about two hours) it did not flag one single thing that needs attention.



    i maybe should mention that i use mobile broadband - could that be anything to do with the problem, (i guess i should try using the touch pad whilst not connected to see if the problem persists)



    Would using a mouse resolve it do you think?

  • martinkeeton Aug 13, 2008

    'Have you gone into the control panel to see if you can calibrate the touch pad at all?'



    I guess this is a start/settings/controlpanel/



    Where would i look once i have got this far?



    (im not using the laptop at the moment - im on my offce desktop)



    Thanks for all you your help - greatly appreciated.


  • martinkeeton Aug 14, 2008

    Hi there,



    Just wanted to say thanks for the help,



    I got home yesterday and went to the setting - i turned of the 'Tapping' facility, this has fixed to issue i had, now the cursor will only grab, drag, click, if i use the left click button.



    Thanks again!!

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Run an anti virus program in the computer and see it there is programs on your computer such as viruses or potentially unwanted programs causing this problem to happen.

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 13, 2008

    Unless the pad is bad on it. If you plug a mouse in and it's going away, then perhaps the drivers should be reloaded for the toch pad.



    Have you gone into the control panel to see if you can calibrate the touch pad at all?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 13, 2008

    Start. Control Panel. Mouse. The controls should be adjusted in there.

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