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Annoying cursor activity!

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Gah! Are there settings for the Touchpad where you can disable the properties that are causing this? Sound to me like the pad is responding to some gesture you make have done. Can those be shut off, so it acts like a mouse and not an apple touchpad?

    Is it one large plate, no left and right buttons? Usually with those, a two fingered tap on the right side acts as a right-click, and any contact with the side of the pad causes the screen to scroll, or maybe the Charm Bar to popup. I'd have to see the user manual for the thing, to see what the default pad settings are.

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  2. #12


    I found out what was happening to the original problem, at least with the touchpad. Moving a finger in from the immediate right hand edge toward the centre brings up the side bar (irrespective of where the cursor actually is). I just avoid that part of the touchpad now. Still happens occasionally but not as annoying as before.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You'll just have to avoid that area, or shut off that gesture.
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  4. #14


    And how does one shut off that gesture?
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I dunno, it would depend on your make and model:

    Touchpad Gestures Not Working

    There have been bunches of posts about this very thing:

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