Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Hold spacebar + move cursor?

09 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Hold spacebar + move cursor?

Please help: when I hold the spacebar I cannot move the cursor at the same time (via the touchpad, but can with a mouse) -- a must for PS!

Thanks in advance!


Acer Aspire 5810TZ-4784
Windows 7 Home Premium
Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jul 2010   #2


I have a Acer 5738Z and able to hold the space bar and move my cursor using the touchpad and mouse.

Intially only the mouse worked, but then I a disabled the touchpad lock and it works.

Is your touchpad locked? The small button close to the touchpad on the right top corner?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
Hold Spacebar + Move Cursor?

Thanks for the reply, dre@ms.

The touchpad is not locked: the cursor moves as expected unless am holding down the spacebar at the same time. I wish to be able to hold space bar and move the cursor--with the touchpad--at the same time. This is an easy way to scroll around an image in photoshop.

Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Sorry, just realized that while holding any key--not only spacebar--I cannot move the cursor. Is there some way to change this so that I can hold a key and move the cursor at the same time?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2010   #5


Thanks for the clarification pal. It seems to be a driver(synaptics) issue.

Mind removing and downloading the latest drivers and check..

Drivers | Synaptics

UPDATE: In my acer, eventhough I have the driver cd, I havent installed the synaptics thing. But still, I am able to use the touchpad while any key is depressed. Why not give it a shot. Remove the synaptics thing and then try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium

dre@ms, thanks so much!
Having removed the driver, I am able to do as I wish.
I appreciate your help~!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2010   #7


Glad your issue is fixed
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Hold spacebar + move cursor?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Hold spacebar + move cursor?
Thread Forum
Solved mouse cursor wants to move rightwards? Performance & Maintenance
Cursor beam doesn't move with arrow keys in text areas Browsers & Mail
Windows Explorer hangs, can't move cursor. General Discussion
Solved Cursor won't move! General Discussion
Cursor wont move to second screen Media Center
Spacebar instead of F8 at boot time Performance & Maintenance
Cursor click and hold Highlighting box. General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33