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Touchpad Locks whenever I rest my hands on the motherboard

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Touchpad Locks whenever I rest my hands on the motherboard


    Hello, This problem has been bothering me for quite some time now, Every time I rest my hands underneath the arrow keys, or to the right of the Synaptics touchpad, the mouse seems to lock, and I have to manually press all around to unlock it. It's been happening ever since I got the computer about a year and a half ago. It's really annoying especially when I'm trying to game. I think it may be inside the case, but we'll just have to find out.

    My specs are hooked up with my account.

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  2. #2


    I wouldn't rest my hands on a power-on motherboard.


    Really though, have you checked mouse settings in control panel? There should be a synaptics settings tab there. You can likely configure the touchpad to better suit your use.
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Check the settings for the touchpad, for "Palm Check". I had a Netbook that the Touchpad was just pure junk. Resting your hands on the elbow rest part of the laptop, should not be causing the Touchpad to become disabled. It is also possible that something else is causing it.

    I use a lappad cooler with a mouse pad, so that I can use a mouse. If I do not, I get really bad arthritis in my hand, from using the touchpad.
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    Do you use your touchpad or do you use an attached mouse? If an attached mouse, I recommend disabling the touchpad. This is typically easily done with a simple function key combination.

    On my notebook, I got tired of accidently brushing the touchpad, sending the mouse pointer across the screen. This Toshiba uses Fn + F9 to enable/disable the touchpad.

    Of course, if most of the time you use your notebook as notebooks were intended for (traveling road warriors) using an external mouse can be an inconvenience rather than a convenience.
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Touchpad Locks whenever I rest my hands on the motherboard
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