Synaptics touchpad scrolling


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Jeff Layman

HPG61 laptop. Win7HPx64.

Once every couple of months scrolling doesn't work on the Synaptics
touchpad. A reboot solves the problem, but I wondered if there was a
shorter way of fixing it.
 
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BillW50

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Jeff said:
HPG61 laptop. Win7HPx64.

Once every couple of months scrolling doesn't work on the Synaptics
touchpad. A reboot solves the problem, but I wondered if there was a
shorter way of fixing it.
Have you tried either an older or a newer driver yet?
 
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Jeff Layman

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Have you tried either an older or a newer driver yet?
Neither available. I might update to Scrybe, the latest version of
which was released a week or so ago and contains a new driver, but will
need to create a Restore Point first.
 
J

Jeff

Neither available. I might update to Scrybe, the latest version of which
was released a week or so ago and contains a new driver, but will need
to create a Restore Point first.
I too have a similar problem with my Toshiba laptop's Synaptics
touchpad, including a jumping cursor despite my working with the
sensitivity controls to try and fix it.
What is Scrybe and why would that fix the synaptics touchpad?
 
J

Jeff Layman

I too have a similar problem with my Toshiba laptop's Synaptics
touchpad, including a jumping cursor despite my working with the
sensitivity controls to try and fix it.
What is Scrybe and why would that fix the synaptics touchpad?
http://www.uscrybe.com/
I don't know if it /will/ solve the problem. But as there is no updated
driver available for the touchpad other than that in Scrybe, and an
updated driver might solve the problem, it's worth trying. But it is
necessary to set a restore point in case the Scrybe driver and laptop
manufacturer's setup won't talk nicely to each other.

In that case you'll need an external USB mouse to get to Control Panel
and wind back the driver. But then you'll have your old problem back,
too. :-(
 
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123Jim

http://www.uscrybe.com/
I don't know if it /will/ solve the problem. But as there is no updated
driver available for the touchpad other than that in Scrybe, and an
updated driver might solve the problem, it's worth trying. But it is
necessary to set a restore point in case the Scrybe driver and laptop
manufacturer's setup won't talk nicely to each other.

In that case you'll need an external USB mouse to get to Control Panel
and wind back the driver. But then you'll have your old problem back,
too. :-(
"a touchpad may work properly with one PSU but be jerky or malfunction
with another"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchpad#Operation_and_function

I had the above problem on my old laptop .. the pointer moved in and a
very jerky manner .. but when I replace the power cable, it worked
correctly again.
 
R

Rob

"a touchpad may work properly with one PSU but be jerky or malfunction
with another"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchpad#Operation_and_function

I had the above problem on my old laptop .. the pointer moved in and a
very jerky manner .. but when I replace the power cable, it worked
correctly again.
Personally, I find any kind of touchpad device to be a step
backwards from using a mouse and they are disabled on all of
my systems. I either use an external mouse, trackball or a
keyboard with a built-in joystick mouse.
Toshiba laptops used to have a 'nipple' mouse which projected
slightly out of the keyboard - those were a joy to use compared
to touch technology. My inability to 'go with the flow' and use
touch sensitive devices means i-pads, i-phones and the like are
a complete non-starter. There is nothing those devices do that
I can't do by other, equally convenient, means though.
 
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Bob I

Personally, I find any kind of touchpad device to be a step
backwards from using a mouse and they are disabled on all of
my systems. I either use an external mouse, trackball or a
keyboard with a built-in joystick mouse.
Toshiba laptops used to have a 'nipple' mouse which projected
And all this time I thought that was a "titmouse"! ;-)
 
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BillW50

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Rob said:
Personally, I find any kind of touchpad device to be a step
backwards from using a mouse and they are disabled on all of
my systems. I either use an external mouse, trackball or a
keyboard with a built-in joystick mouse.
It depends on the task. I use both touchpad and mouse all of the time.
And sometimes one works better than the other. And something like the
game Centipede, nothing works better than a billiard size trackball. ;-)
Toshiba laptops used to have a 'nipple' mouse which projected
slightly out of the keyboard - those were a joy to use compared
to touch technology. My inability to 'go with the flow' and use
touch sensitive devices means i-pads, i-phones and the like are
a complete non-starter. There is nothing those devices do that
I can't do by other, equally convenient, means though.
Toshiba was a late comer to touchpads. They were stuck on that mini
joystick thing. But lots of manufactures you still could get both. This
Gateway can have both for example. The bad thing about that mini
joystick thing is they had to recalibrate every so many minutes and you
had to wait until it was done (or you were fighting it). Then with age
they don't work well or not at all.
 

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