E14 : Trackpad Discussion Only

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  1. bmzero

    bmzero Notebook Guru

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    I've read through countless posts about trackpad issues and read through all of the tutorials on how to fix it, but none of them work for me. I really like this laptop except for the trackpad. I work a lot from the road, so that part of the computer is very important to me.

    I'm working from a clean install (Corsair 256SSD from NewEgg).
    All drivers up to date according to Windows Update.
    Synaptics Clickpad v7.4
    Driver version 15.0.17.4

    The most annoying part is when I need to drag a folder or file from one place to another. As soon as I put two fingers on the trackpad (one to hold down the left mouse button and one to drag the folder) it freaks out and for the most part freezes on the screen until I remove one of my fingers. I have tried disabling various settings that I felt would hinder this, but nothing seems to work. I have also tried installing the suggested utilities (two finger scroll, etc.), but none of them have an affect on this issue.

    Has anyone experienced this or found a way around it?

    I'm coming from a unibody Mac Book Pro which has undoubtedly the best trackpad ever placed on a laptop, so I have high expectations. :D


    thanks,
    -brit

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  2. MagusDraco

    MagusDraco Biiiiiiirrrrdmaaaaaaan

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    with the latest drivers the buttons at the bottom actually have a deadzone.


    it's not properly aligned, but there is a deadzone

    like from the bottom to about halfway up to the line is the deadzone. So you can left click with one hand and still drag around with your right hand.
     
  3. bmzero

    bmzero Notebook Guru

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    It's somewhat ironic that I try to buy the best laptop I can find and it comes with trackpad drivers that have major problems. You would think that trackpad companies would have this worked out by now.

    I tried the two hand drag and it does work better, but still has problems. I think it is dependent on how close your fingers are to each other when you start the drag. It seems that the further apart my fingers (one holding down button, other positioned to drag item) are the better it works. Two fingers is just way too confusing for this trackpad.
     
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    MagusDraco Biiiiiiirrrrdmaaaaaaan

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    you'd think they'd have it worked out, but nope.

    *shrugs*
     
  5. Justos

    Justos Notebook Evangelist

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    i thought there was an app that someone found and it made the touchpad incredable?
     
  6. bmzero

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    I would love to find such an app. Please let me know if you run across it again.
     
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    nexus14 Notebook Consultant

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    What version/date is the latest drivers? Did you get it via HP or Windows update?
     
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    Mike415 Notebook Evangelist

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    Theres some 2 finger scroll Google Code I think people are using.
     
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    it was talked about in the first thread.
     
  10. MagusDraco

    MagusDraco Biiiiiiirrrrdmaaaaaaan

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    Synaptics Clickpad v7.4
    Driver version 15.0.17.4

    those guys, 5/27/2010 or something.


    the thing from googlecode is two-finger-scroll - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
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