1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5A: Trackpad Discussion Only

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by yknyong1, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

    Messages:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Post your optimised driver settings and general feelings here...
     
  2. Pacifica1

    Pacifica1 Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Turn off drag and drop! That was the most annoying thing. Also set the sensitivity to max and the two-finger scroll sensitivity also. Also I enabled double tap on the touch pad to be right click, it makes navigating a lot simpler.
     
  3. webbeing

    webbeing Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Is there a way to make the left half of the pad inactive? My left palm causes the cursor to move "randomly". I've tried to adjust the palm tracking, sensitivity, etc to no avail. Many thanks.
     
  4. Pacifica1

    Pacifica1 Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    You can turn the touchpad off completely with fn+F5.
     
  5. zeth006

    zeth006 Average Joe

    Messages:
    2,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
  6. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

    Messages:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    56
  7. varyv88

    varyv88 Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Coming back to windows after a Mac, I find changing the right click to a single click intuitive. This way, I have a single click register, no matter where I click on the trackpad (for right click, I use the two finger tap). I've enabled the three finger taps as well as the four finger swipe.
    Still, the pad is annoying. It is indeed very jumpy and the two finger scroll is not smooth, even after increasing/decreasing sensitivity. Specifically, it is difficult to use the two finger scroll for small selection boxes where scrolling is required (say, something like the "select folder" box while saving a file).

    Larger windows, such as browsers are a lot easier to use once you get used to the pad.
     
  8. zeth006

    zeth006 Average Joe

    Messages:
    2,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    I have to quite honestly say a bad touchpad would be a deal-breaker for me.
     
  9. varyv88

    varyv88 Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    "Bad" is very subjective, specially so in this case. It is a good trackpad for a windows system....it's just that the mac is so much better that you tend to get spoiled.
    My opinion is this: coming from any previous gen windows laptop, it is a definite improvement. There are multi finger gestures which make life a whole lot more comfortable.
    However, if you are coming from a mac, even the white plastic gen. ones (that's what I had before the samsung), it feels like a step down.
    It is big and the clicks feel nice. I would have been happier if it was dead in the center of the palmrest, but I can live with the off-center placement. Only real qualm I have is the scrolling, which has a "jumpy" feeling.

    Definitely try it out before making a decision either way. What feels a certain way to one may not be another's opinion.
     
  10. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

    Messages:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Anybody managed to eradicate the jumping cursor?
     
  11. varyv88

    varyv88 Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    You know, it actually kinda settles down after a while. It's like it needs time to "break in". Or maybe it's just me kinesthetically getting used to to the pad. I don't feel it being as jumpy as the first day I got the laptop. Actually, my Mac feels more viscous and less "glidey" now.
     
  12. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

    Messages:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Going back to my ENVY 14, which uses a Synaptics Trackpad, I feel that the Synaptics is a lot better.

    Anyone with an optimum drivers setting? Please share!
     
  13. ecawt

    ecawt Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I think that part of the issue (for me at least) is that I have a habit of leaving a finger on the button area. Works fine with traditional setups, but causes issues with integrated buttons. Just a learning curve thing, I think.
     
  14. jimz11

    jimz11 Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I'm having quite a bit of problems with the touchpad. I use Adobe programs like Illustrator and Photoshop which require you to press the spacebar while clicking on the touchpad. I noticed when I have any key pressed at all on the keyboard, it renders the touchpad clicks inactive. (The curser works fine, but I'm unable to click on anything)
    This is quite frustrating. Does anybody else have that problem?
     
  15. muerteman

    muerteman Notebook Consultant

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I am unsure of this but maybe try turning off palm protection if some form is on. I think that disables clicking while typing

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
     
  16. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

    Messages:
    26,102
    Likes Received:
    602
    Trophy Points:
    531
  17. Thornton

    Thornton Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I have updated the driver to 10.7.5.0 (available on the Samsung support website).

    [​IMG]

    This seems (so far) to have eradicated the jumping cursor during typing. Here's hoping.
     
  18. _karu_

    _karu_ Newbie

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I can't believe that in version 10.7.5.0, they removed the ability for users to customize the left click and right click action for the bottom of the touch pad.

    I previously made the entire lower portion of the touch pad for left click. This update made this customization entirely impossible. Are they forgetting that this touch pad has both left and right click area at the bottom? This is not MBP where the entire bottom portion can only be used as left click!

    I don't know if I am missing something here. In version 10.0.7.3, the options are under "Button" section, if I remember correctly.

    On the bright side though, the touch pad appears to be a lot more responsive, almost as nice as my wife's MBP! Palm tracking appears to be better as well! I also do not notice the weird issue where when you simply touch the touch pad to move the cursor, it accidentally registers it as the double click action, thus, resulting in accidental text selection on the screen.

    Do you guys also notice that we can no longer set the sensitivity of the touch pad and the palm tracking?

    Given the positives, I am not 100% about rolling back to the previous version. However, I am confused to why they removed so many options with this update.
     
  19. Thornton

    Thornton Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I was shocked when I saw the controls for the 10.7.5.0 version. As you say, a bunch of things disappeared, particularly the sensitivity control.

    As for setting the left/right button, at one time, I had them reversed on the previous version, because I found myself clicking the right button when I was aiming for the left - simply due to the large size of the trackpad. However, I have got used to tapping the main pad now, so I only use the left key for selecting text. Therefore, I can live with the new functionality.

    Overall, I think the new version improves the usability of the trackpad, so I will not be rolling back.
     
  20. WeeMaan

    WeeMaan Notebook Enthusiast

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I absolutely love this touchpad, after some tweaking in the settings it's great to work with.
     

Share This Page