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#94290 - 09/25/05 08:56 PM Laptop question
Musicman22 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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Loc: Boynton Beach, Fl.
Hi guys,

I just got a laptop from ebay and am very happy with it. It's a Compaq Armada E500. It has a Touch Pad that you use with your finger to control the cursor.
Does anyone know how to adjust the "Pressure"? It's very very sensitive. I'm constantly dragging folders into folders.
I've looked all over Control Panel and nothing seems to be there in regards to the pressure of the Touch Pad.
Or...maybe it's not adjustable.

Thanks for any help

Peter

[This message has been edited by Musicman22 (edited 09-25-2005).]

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#94291 - 09/26/05 05:27 AM Re: Laptop question
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Sorry, I don't know. Probably is. Or, use a mouse.
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#94292 - 09/26/05 06:12 AM Re: Laptop question
Roel Offline
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I too doubt the pressure is adjustable.
At work I used to use that laptop, but replaced the touchpad immediately for a trackerball.... much easier to work with.
The trackerball-unit is standard Compaq and switching is very easy (30 secs)

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#94293 - 09/26/05 06:21 AM Re: Laptop question
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#94294 - 09/26/05 07:44 AM Re: Laptop question
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The pressure (sensitivity) is adjustable and all of the adjustments can be accessed via the control panel, then by selecting mouse.

Cheers,

Gary

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#94295 - 09/26/05 08:34 AM Re: Laptop question
Musicman22 Offline
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Loc: Boynton Beach, Fl.
Fran...great website. How did you find that one. Looks like exactly what I need. But, before I download anything I'm gonna check with the manufacturer, which is Compaq, to see if anything is already in my laptop.

Gary...I looked in Control Panel under mouse and it didn't say anything specific about the Touch Pad. Would it be part of the mouse or someother setting that I'm not understanding?

Thank guys,

Peter

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#94296 - 09/26/05 11:09 AM Re: Laptop question
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Peter,

I'll fire up my laptop and give you the specifics when I get my newspaper column out of the way, which should be sometime in the next few minutes.

Gary

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#94297 - 09/26/05 11:18 AM Re: Laptop question
chony Offline
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Registered: 03/10/04
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I just completely disable the option which allows me to 'drag' without a mouse click. Its just like using a regular mouse.

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#94298 - 09/26/05 04:31 PM Re: Laptop question
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Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
Peter,

Just fired up the laptop and it handles the pad just as if it were a normal mouse. When you click on mouse in the control panel, it just says the pad is a Pointing Device on the PS2 port. However, all of the adjustments such as speed, acelleration, etc, effect the touch pad until a mouse is connected. When the mouse is plugged in to the USB the computer immediately recognized the mouse as well, and both the USB mouse and the touch pad were effected equally. I assume they are connected in parallel. This was done using Windows 2000 Professional. I'll try it later on using my Dell with Windows XP Home Edition and let you know what happens.

Good Luck,

Gary

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#94299 - 09/26/05 05:33 PM Re: Laptop question
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Just checked the Dell with Windows XP Home Edition, clicked on control panel, then clicked on mouse and it revealed the touch pad. Same type of control features as with any mouse, but with one neat additition, an automatic scrolling feature, which can be neat for lyrics.

Gary

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