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Font size increases/decreases when moving cursor with touc

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    Font size increases/decreases when moving cursor with touc


    I have looked through the forum for tips on my minor problem and I hope I can explain what is happening. Whenever or whatever web page I am viewing and I slide the 'touchpad' mouse pointer/cursor across the page the font sometimes increases or decreases in size, i,e, from 100% to 105% or 150% or 50%. I think I am putting too much force onto the touchpad.

    My question is:- is there an easy way to stop the font from changing? apart from being more gentle on the touchpad.

    Any/all help very much appreciated,

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    hello, you can makes changes to the keypad in control panel
    check this great tutorial by Brink ,good luck
    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello, you can makes changes to the keypad in control panel
    check this great tutorial by Brink ,good luck
    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Much appreciated for that link 'caperjack', and of course 'Brink', I think that has cured it. The only thing that has happened when 'sliding' across this page and the link the font went down to 95%. I will try and teach myself to be gentle when moving the cursor across pages.

    Like your avatar, is it your bike? I have a 2000 model RKC.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Snapp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello, you can makes changes to the keypad in control panel
    check this great tutorial by Brink ,good luck
    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Much appreciated for that link 'caperjack', and of course 'Brink', I think that has cured it. The only thing that has happened when 'sliding' across this page and the link the font went down to 95%. I will try and teach myself to be gentle when moving the cursor across pages.

    Like your avatar, is it your bike? I have a 2000 model RKC.
    ok glad that helped it ,
    the bike is my nephew's,built it himself [he's 23] no formal training, its was a 1965 Harley sportster 1000 when he started ,lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snapp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello, you can makes changes to the keypad in control panel
    check this great tutorial by Brink ,good luck
    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    Much appreciated for that link 'caperjack', and of course 'Brink', I think that has cured it. The only thing that has happened when 'sliding' across this page and the link the font went down to 95%. I will try and teach myself to be gentle when moving the cursor across pages.

    Like your avatar, is it your bike? I have a 2000 model RKC.
    ok glad that helped it ,
    the bike is my nephew's,built it himself [he's 23] no formal training, its was a 1965 Harley sportster 1000 when he started ,lol
    Impressed with where you live. I live out in the sticks, as we call it in the UK, in the countryside. I might add the Green Part of Essex. I am seriously thinking of migrating over to Triumph, a Thunderbird LT.

    Just did it again, font changed from 100% to 75%. This only happens now when I drag/move the cursor. Must be me, re-configured the mouse through Control Panel, as Brink's instructions. I will try tweeking the speed etc: and see how that goes. Thanks again for the pointer.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Yes Cape Breton is beautiful place ,just not enough work anymore with the closing of our steel ,fishing and coal mining industry's, my last name is Burton and my descendants come from your neck of the woods somewhere


    I have seen some who turn of the swiping jester to stop some of the touchpads announces ,myself I have a mac laptop and I use a wireless mouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snapp View Post

    Much appreciated for that link 'caperjack', and of course 'Brink', I think that has cured it. The only thing that has happened when 'sliding' across this page and the link the font went down to 95%. I will try and teach myself to be gentle when moving the cursor across pages.

    Like your avatar, is it your bike? I have a 2000 model RKC.
    ok glad that helped it ,
    the bike is my nephew's,built it himself [he's 23] no formal training, its was a 1965 Harley sportster 1000 when he started ,lol
    Impressed with where you live. I live out in the sticks, as we call it in the UK, in the countryside. I might add the Green Part of Essex. I am seriously thinking of migrating over to Triumph, a Thunderbird LT.

    Just did it again, font changed from 100% to 75%. This only happens now when I drag/move the cursor. Must be me, re-configured the mouse through Control Panel, as Brink's instructions. I will try tweeking the speed etc: and see how that goes. Thanks again for the pointer.
    Try disabling zooming.
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