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My laptop touchpad is not working properly

  1. My laptop touchpad is not working properly; that is I cannot scroll properly and also have problems with the sensitivity of touch. I downloaded and installed the Synaptic touchpad driver but it is still not functioning very well. Please can someone help me with a solution.
    The name of my Laptop is; Compac Presario CQ50-115NR Notebook PC
    Thank you.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Go to Start -> control panel -> Hardware and Sound.

    Somewhere in there you should find adjustments for the sensitivity.

    If this does not work please state your operating system for further help and try it with a USB mouse.
  3. antfortimstony

    antfortimstony TS Rookie Topic Starter

    operating system

    Hello Mark 56,
    The operating system that i use is window 7
  4. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 328

    Control Panel>Mouse
    Click the Wheel tab, and then do one of the following:

    To set the number of lines the screen will scroll for each notch of mouse wheel movement, under Vertical Scrolling, select The following number of lines at a time, and then enter the number of lines you want to scroll in the box.

    To scroll an entire screen of text for each notch of the mouse wheel, under Vertical Scrolling, select One screen at a time.

    If your mouse has a wheel that supports horizontal scrolling, under Horizontal Scrolling, in the Tilt the wheel to scroll the following number of characters at a time box, enter the number of characters you want to scroll horizontally when you tilt the wheel to the left or right.

    Click OK.
  5. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Camusing, this is a touchpad with a problem not a mouse:)

    But, you are correct about the location for the settings.

    Antfortimstony, have you tried the adjustments, let me know what happens.
  6. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 328

    Mark56, I'm well aware of the subject being Touchpad. Obviously, you aren't familiar with a laptop Control Panel View by:Large Icons or Small icons.
  7. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Ooops, my mistake, sorry about that. I should not pass comment before checking, another lesson learned, lol.


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