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Use mouse on new computer?


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#1 jimnor46

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

Just got a new laptop and hate the touch pad. Can I use a regular mouse on this thing?

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:56 AM

Hey Jimnor46,

 

You'll be glad to know you can :)!

 

I also get frustrated at my laptops touch pad so a mouse is better for me to use.

 

Just plug a USB mouse into the laptop and if it doesn't require a CD to set up (which most of them don't) it should work after about 10 seconds. 


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hey Jimnor46,

 

You'll be glad to know you can :)!

 

I also get frustrated at my laptops touch pad so a mouse is better for me to use.

 

Just plug a USB mouse into the laptop and if it doesn't require a CD to set up (which most of them don't) it should work after about 10 seconds. 

 

Hey Darktune, thanks for the quick reply. Gonna give the mouse a try as I absolutely hate this touch pad. :thumbup2:


Edited by jimnor46, 19 December 2013 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:03 PM

For convenience you could also use a wireless mouse. :)


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:23 AM

Thanks jhayz, might give that option a try. This touch pad drives me crazy. I'm always swipeing or touching the darn thing when I didn't intend to.

 

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:44 PM

If you do use a  mouse, then consider disabling the trackpad as well. Some laptops do this automatically when a mouse is plugged in, in many you need to switch it off yourself. If your laptop is one of the latter and you look at the function keys, you will probably find one that has some representation of either the trackpad, a mouse or both,and to disable the pad it is then usually 'Fn' with this other key. Pressing these two keys together again will re-activate the pad. On my wife's Fujitsu it is 'Fn' and 'F6', but there is no hard and fast rule.

 

I agree with you about how annoying it is to accidentally brush the pad and have the cursor vanish off the screen !

 

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for the advice CC. When I get the mouse, I'll keep that in mind. This has been my first experience with a touchpad and all I can say is, I'm not too impressed with them. I'm hopeing  the mouse will help out.

 

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Always nice to have someone to go to when you need advice. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

Another thing you might try is adjusting the sensitivity of the touch pad, this will reduce the number of times you use it unintentionally.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

Another thing you might try is adjusting the sensitivity of the touch pad, this will reduce the number of times you use it unintentionally.

Well, the only problem is, sometimes it's too sensitive, I just barely touch it and then sometimes I have to run my finger across the darn thing several times to activate it. No rhyme or reason to what it does.  I appreciate the response though. All help/suggestions are appreciated. :thumbup2:

 

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