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Mouse Track Pad On Gateway Laptop


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#1 44guy

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

Hi! Can anyone help me with shutting off the erratic mouse track pad on my Gateway ML3209 laptop.

You can't type on this damned laptop without inadvertantly hitting the stupid mouse pad track pad. I can find the driver..if I delete the driver will I still be able to use a regular mouse.

This track pad is the dumbest thing ever invented. I think it is made by synoptics...a pox on synoptics.

HELP

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I don't know if you need to disable the pointing device.

I had a friend's laptop a few weeks ago with same device. I prefer using a mouse and I attached one via USB port. I believe that inactivated the Synoptics device.

You can also probably disable it in the BIOS. Doing so should have no impact at all on the use of a mouse.

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Edited by hamluis, 06 June 2008 - 02:03 PM.


#3 Bowdie4th

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:33 PM

Hey,

Have you checked in the control panel? Usually, there is an icon/link for the mouse
and there should be a tab for the sensitivity of the touch pad. You can lessen it or
disable it altogether. How you get to the mouse in control panel will differ depending
upon your operating system and the view you are using.

I know someone who was absolutely crazed when she tried to type because the cursor
bounced all over the place. For different laptops there are hotkeys to temp disable or
you can disable it in control panel. Hope this helps.

#4 44guy

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:08 PM

Mouse in the control panel only refers to PS2 mouse. I did change speed but saw nothing to disable.

Nothing in bios. MSconfig doesn't seem to have anything, although there is something in one of the sub menus, but I am not sure it is for synoptics. I went to synoptics web site...terrible web site. Hopefully they will reply to an e mail.

Beware of Gateway laptops, fans.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:52 PM

_more on mouse track pad in Gateway laptop. The ps2 mouse in control panel shows two drivers, but I don't know which one is for the track pad.

Also when you click install driver, it tells you to go to a location at
C:\ATI\Support\8_3igp_32_dd_cp_CCC_WDM. This is a driver in the ATI directory and seems to be related

Are there any geeks out there who can help me out? I got a lot of information but don't know what to do with it. I could delete the drivers one at a nd time, but if I do that,
won't windows just reinstall it on boot up through plug and play?

Does anybody have a hot key list for Gateway laptops? Help! 44 guy

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:01 AM

This thread is closed.

See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/151271/need-hot-key-list-for-gateway-laptop-ml-series/
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