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Windows 7: Hold spacebar + move cursor?


09 Jul 2010   #1

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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!

-LL

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



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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?
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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!
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09 Jul 2010   #4

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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?
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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.
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09 Jul 2010   #6

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

 

Glad your issue is fixed
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