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Laptops
« on: May 13, 2007, 08:04:01 PM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?


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Re: Laptops
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 08:10:52 PM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?


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Re: Laptops
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 08:30:12 PM »
Newcastle Brown Ale (Are you stocking that yet?) may play a part but, generally laptop is to blame. 
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Re: Laptops
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 09:31:58 PM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?
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Re: Laptops
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 11:38:31 PM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?



It's quite possible that you are (accidently) creating macros by brushing lightly over the 'mouse' sensor pad, they can do so many things now by touching different parts that a unintentional light swipe across the whole surface when not intended can give it and you a nervous breakdown.

I believe they have become so sensitive that static from your hand may be enough as is passes over the pad.

It used to drive me to distraction until I plugged a USB mouse in and disabled the pad.

Failing that, cover it with a bit of cardboard when typing.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 06:42:02 AM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?



It's quite possible that you are (accidently) creating macros by brushing lightly over the 'mouse' sensor pad, they can do so many things now by touching different parts that a unintentional light swipe across the whole surface when not intended can give it and you a nervous breakdown.

I believe they have become so sensitive that static from your hand may be enough as is passes over the pad.

It used to drive me to distraction until I plugged a USB mouse in and disabled the pad.

Failing that, cover it with a bit of cardboard when typing.
Agreed ? on one of my laptops I had to disable the pad thingy as it was so sensitive that I would brush over it while typing and do all sorts of damage to my text.

However, now I tam doing more work ?in the field? I have re-trained myself to use the pads instead of the mouse.

Its fairly stupid that one of the options on the pad software isn?t ?disable when USB mouse connected?
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Re: Laptops
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 09:52:05 AM »
Its only a thought but check the windows device manager, the pad should in theory have some reference in there and you should be able to use the properties option to disable it.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 02:49:15 PM »
Thanks for your help (except DS).  Have now disabled touchpad thing and will see how that goes.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 03:10:26 PM »
Does anyone else have a problem with their laptop all of a sudden moving words/sentenhe pageces to a completgely different part of t.   e what I mean?
It helps if you keep all your clothes on while typing.

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