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Laptop annoying me

So my Toshiba laptop has this annoying trait where I accidentally bump the touchpad while writing code, and then I start entering text wherever the mouse cursor happens to be, usually not where I want my text to be. It happens roughly once every 90 minutes.  Anyone got a solution to this problem?  Settings/touchpad delay is set to long delay.
Permalink Student programmer 
April 15th, 2017 1:16am
Turn off tap-toclick.  It is the most obnoxious touch pad feature ever.
Permalink Legion 
April 15th, 2017 1:38am
Usually it is set in the mouse and pointer control panel.  Sometimes you have to install a new driver, like synaptic.
Permalink Legion 
April 15th, 2017 1:43am
Disable the touchpad completely and use an external wireless mouse.  You can usually get a wireless mouse for around $10 or a bit more.  Her is an article on disabling the touchpad.

Permalink Send private email PS 
April 15th, 2017 8:58am
Learn how to use me, idiot.
Permalink Laptop 
April 15th, 2017 9:10am
Permalink The Great Waldo 
April 15th, 2017 9:21am
Trackpads are only OK if you're using one of the Apple ones. All the others are anywhere from mildly sucky to outright unusable.

My suggestion: if you spend a lot of time at a desk, your upper body will thank you for spending $100 on a laptop stand, full-size keyboard and full-size mouse. Then you won't have to worry about this stuff as much.

(A full-size monitor might not also be a bad idea. More screen space, less squinting. But that does cost a bit more, and takes up a bit more space, and it's not as easily packed away, and so on.)
Permalink brone 
April 15th, 2017 2:25pm
Then add a base unit and presto!
Permalink Georgeous George 
April 15th, 2017 2:42pm
I agree about the external devices but I like going somewhere in my car and sitting in the passenger seat and doing my assignment, it's more enjoyable. I will investigate getting a new driver, my one can't turn off tap to click.
Permalink Student programmer 
April 15th, 2017 5:33pm
>>I will investigate getting a new driver

Students sure are rich now, does your driver have a uniform?
Permalink libtard 
April 16th, 2017 8:03am
Permalink Terrorist Watch 
April 16th, 2017 8:12am
Yes, you can use the touch-pad, just turn off "tap to click".

I HATE that feature.  Here I am, moving my mouse pointer around the screen with the touch pad, and my finger bounces JUST a little, and click -- something happens, wait, where was the mouse pointer when the click happened, how do I undo this, crap!

But just turn that off.  Use the bottom left corner of the mouse pad, which HAS a 'button' effect to it these days, and turn off 'tap to click'.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 16th, 2017 5:52pm

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