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Windows 7: Acer Touchpad


04 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Acer Touchpad

The touchpad does not seem to respond while holding down a key, e.g. holding down 'w' and my touchpad wont respond to clicking on the buttons or movement.
An external mause works though
Any help would be appreciated

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04 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Have you installed the specific driver for the touchpad?
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

It works at all other times, so I do asume so.
Isn't it installed by default?
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Two touchpad drivers listed. You can try reinstall or try a "repair driver".
Give me a couple to figure out the repair sequence. I want to tell you right.
Mike

There are two drivers listed so check for the right one in Device Manager if you download.
Service & Support

Start> Control Panel>Device Manager

Then find the touchpad device. Right click it. Left click properties. Then select driver tab at top. There my be a repair button. Click it if there is.

There is an update button. You may want to try that if no repair button.

If that doesn't help you may want to reinstall the driver.

Just suggestions but all I have at the moment.
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09 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 RC build 7100; Windows XP Pro; Linux (Ubuntu Jaunty, Back|Track 4)
 
 

READ EDIT AT BOTTOM!

Super-bump...

Any solutions to this? Windows has claimed the honor of occupying 3 of the maximum 4 of my primary partitions (OEM OS-installer+Acer apps+Windows 7), and the One And Only reason for that is DirectX (gaming). I have a laptop, and would really like to be able to play games with the touchpad (Synaptics (tho I doubt that matters in this case)), which is literally impossible with this lol-able handicap.


My next attempt to find a solution is to rip apart the registry and hope to find a hacky way to screw the face of the "Mouse settings" in the depressingly limited control panel (yes, do know that it covers internal system settings and stuff that people don't know what is. I do know what that stuff is; NIL compared to most Linux distros).


I have been Googleing for hours now and all I've found is people who are crying for help to "disable the touchpad while typing", receiving answers from MS "support" that are often not even remotely relevant, and otherwise being ignored. It seems no one wants to
not disable the touchpad when typing. Tonight I actually dreamed about MS staff that were talking about this cr-p.

So PLEASE, if anyone knows how to screw the registry over, PLEASE let me know.
Otherwise I just might be full enough of hatred to wipe the 3 largely wasted primary partitions to make place for several lovely Linux distros and feel that my data is less probable to by lost due to MS Win's blue-screens and the unstable NTFS.

I so look forward the day OpenGL swallows the game market.


Long Live Linux and the Free Software Foundation!

Curse the end-user restricting business model of Microsoft and Apple!


EDIT/SOLUTION (Synaptics)
I found the solution for my case;
->Start menu
->Control Panel
->Mouse settings
->Device settings
->Synaptics touchpad & press Settings...
->Sensitivity
->PalmCheck
; Set the slider to one of the 4 leftmost ticks & press OK/Apply
->Get pwned playing Counter Strike with your touchpad (yeh touchpad is not for realtime games. But better than nothing I guess).

Uninstalling the Synaptics driver does the same wonder.

This is the post I read: http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer...ml#post6703799
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aylafan
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10 Dec 2010   #6

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I believe the "bog standard" synaptics touch pad driver will function far better than the ACER one.

I've installed this in an ACER netbook -- I set it with a prompt at Windows 7 startup time so I can switch it off entirely if I'm using a mouse -- sometimes when typing with an external mouse installed and the default (NON synaptic driver) touchpad driver the cursor randomly jumps all over the place when typing say Word documents etc making data input difficult.

By disabling the touchpad this problem is avoided.

If I don't have the mouse then I don't disable the touchpad. Works a treat.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 RC build 7100; Windows XP Pro; Linux (Ubuntu Jaunty, Back|Track 4)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I believe the "bog standard" synaptics touch pad driver will function far better than the ACER one.

I've installed this in an ACER netbook -- I set it with a prompt at Windows 7 startup time so I can switch it off entirely if I'm using a mouse -- sometimes when typing with an external mouse installed and the default (NON synaptic driver) touchpad driver the cursor randomly jumps all over the place when typing say Word documents etc making data input difficult.

By disabling the touchpad this problem is avoided.

If I don't have the mouse then I don't disable the touchpad. Works a treat.

Cheers
jimbo
OMG I thought I was done with this b*llsh*t...

DISABLING
THE TOUCHPAD
IS
COMPLETELY
THE OPPOSITE OF
THE REQUEST
IN
THIS THREAD!!!


It's quite frustrating how most of the replies to the topics related to this issue explain how you can disable the touchpad while typing rather than assisting in finding a solution to the actual problem, which is BEING ABLE TO USE THE TOUCHPAD WHILE TYPING!!! How hard can it be to ACTUALLY READ WHAT THE TOPIC IS ABOUT before you post a rather semi-relevant comment to ANOTHER PROBLEM?!?


GOD I look forward to getting my HTC Desire HD with Android (LINUX) so that I can show all my friends how superior Linux is compared to Windows.
Also HTC phones are far superior to iPhones.
Oh how I enjoy the Will It Blend? series.

-- Long Live The Free Software Foundation, GNU and The Kernel --
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