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.
Turn off tap-toclick. It is the most obnoxious touch pad feature ever.
Usually it is set in the mouse and pointer control panel. Sometimes you have to install a new driver, like synaptic.
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.
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.)
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.
>>I will investigate getting a new driver
Students sure are rich now, does your driver have a uniform?
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'.
April 16th, 2017 5:52pm