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Is there a way to turn my Apple Magic Mouse into a touch pad?

I'd like to control the cursor by moving my finger on the surface of my Magic Mouse, rather than scrolling the screen. Insert long story about shoulder injury. Is this possible?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 11, 2017 - 6 answers

Multi-touch Scale?

Is there such thing as a scale that can weigh multiple items at once (as in, display their individual weights)? [more inside]
posted by stinkfoot on Sep 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Laptop touchpad is jumpy

I have a new laptop (Acer with Windows 8) and the touchpad will intermittently go all goofy. It'll make the cursor jump around the screen randomly and open windows as if I'm clicking, even if I hold my finger perfectly still on the pad. My question: Is there any chance that a third-party power cord is causing this? [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jul 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Suddenly erratic touchpad on MacBook Pro

My MacBook's touchpad went wrong this morning. Everything I do is suddenly like fighting with a ghost. Mac forums are useless. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 6, 2012 - 16 answers

iPad 3: Is it worth it?

I currently use an HP Touchpad running Android ICS. I've come to love having a tablet and the HP does most of what I need. But I've been thinking of upgrading to the iPad 3. Worth it? Pros/Cons? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Need keyboard help

I love my Macbook Pro keyboard, but I type too much. In just 3 months I've started to wear down the space bar. Help me find a full-size bluetooth keyboard that isn't too large and has as good a mouse as the touchpad on my Macbook. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

What are the best accessories/apps/tweaks/forums for a new HP Touchpad I just purchased in the firesale?

I just purchased a refurb 32gb Touchpad for $180 (tax+shipping) in the firesale. Did I pay too much? Should I keep it as WebOS or install Android CM7 alpha on it? [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Dec 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Laptop-style keyboard for desktop?

Recommendations for a laptop-style keyboard for desktop? [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 12, 2011 - 16 answers

MacBook Pro: How to assign middle-click on trackpad?

MacBook Pro: How to assign a simple trackpad middle-click? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jun 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Talk to me about the trackpoint

Thinkpad users -- talk to me about the trackpoint (also known as the little red eraser thingy on the keyboard). [more inside]
posted by missjenny on May 31, 2011 - 31 answers

Touchpad on laptop problem

Have a Dell Studio Laptop, having problem with touchpad mouse... [more inside]
posted by sandyp on Sep 23, 2010 - 3 answers

I need a decent touchpad -- not an ALPS touchpad -- from Acer

How do I convince Acer to replace my Aspire/TimelineX 1830T with the same machine but different hardware? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Touchpad scrolling from off page in Firefox

I can't seem to scroll a firefox page with my synaptics touchpad, when the cursor is outside of the window (e.g. sitting on the tab). Anyone have ideas? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on Apr 4, 2010 - 6 answers

My laptop's touchpad is unresponsive and I'm in arrow-key hell!

This morning when I opened up my laptop, the cursor/arrow was frozen in the middle of the screen and neither the usb mouse or the touchpad could move it. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Mar 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Dell touchpad! STOP! DOING! THAT!

I have a Dell laptop. Oftentimes, while "mousing around" using the touchpad, it will unintentionally highlight things. This is a behavior that I never, ever want. Also, sometimes it will unintentionally "grab on to things," like graphics on a webpage, and try to drag them around. I do not ever want to highlight or grab things using the touchpad. This "feature" messes me up CONSTANTLY. My last Dell laptop did the same thing. Is there any way to turn this "feature" off permanently?
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Disabling "touch-to-click" on my laptop only works for a few minutes.

Disabling "touch-to-click" on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop only works for a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Why does the cursor grab my web-page and scroll up (or down) by itself?

Why do windows on my laptop sometimes scroll by themselves, or via touchpad movements? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Aug 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Two fingers are better than one.

Tell me how to make this laptop, running Vista 64, do the Mac two-finger scroll.
posted by Nonce on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

OS-X-like touchpad acceleration under Linux?

Is there any way to get the standard OS X touchpad acceleration curve working under Linux? I've tried messing with the "synaptics" driver settings many different ways, but nothing yielded anything close to what I was looking for. [more inside]
posted by korpios on Mar 3, 2009 - 0 answers

Way to Increase Mouse Pointer Speed?

Under Windows XP, is there a way to make the speed of the mouse pointer increase when you plugin a mouse, but decrease when you're just using the touchpad? Thanks!
posted by drleary on Feb 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Turning off double tap

Is it possible to turn off "double tap" on my laptop's touchpad under Win XP? I keep accidentally clicking stuff. There's no setting for this in Control Panel > Mouse, and there's no tabletware in the task tray. Maybe there's a registry setting for this?
posted by chips ahoy on Mar 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Any desktop touchpads apart from Cirque products?

Does anyone know of any other desktop touchpads available for Windows (preferably Vista) other than the Cirque products? [more inside]
posted by dazzle on Dec 28, 2007 - 1 answer

Alternatives to trackpads?

What are the alternatives to laptop touchpads that work without a flat surface? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Dec 10, 2006 - 19 answers

Middle click in firefox with a thinkpad

How do I middle-click in Firefox on a Thinkpad T43? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Nov 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Ubuntu Headache

So I installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion zv5000 AMD64 laptop and don't have a clue what I am doing. This may have been a horrible mistake, but I am semi-determined to make it work. My efforts to be functional are being completely hampered by a problem with my touchpad. [more inside]
posted by aburd on Aug 3, 2006 - 19 answers

touchpad peripheral opinions re: carpal tunnel?

reviews/opinions about touchpad peripherals? carpal tunnel is kicking my god damned ass right now, and i feel like this might really reduce the stress/pain.
posted by radiosilents on Apr 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Power Move: The Two Finger Scroll

Looking for a driver to use two finger scrolling under Windows XP on the MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by jedrek on Apr 16, 2006 - 0 answers

How can I shut off the auto-click feature of the touchpad on my Sony Vaio?

How can I shut off the auto-click feature of the touchpad on my Sony Vaio (model PCG-GRT170, if that helps)? [more inside]
posted by DyRE on Mar 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me find a PDA screen protector, please!

I need help locating a source for lightly textured (as opposed to glossy) PDA screen protectors or a similar material in bulk, but it seems like everything out there is glossy and clear! I don't use them on a PDA, but as replaceable surfaces on my laptop's touchpad so I'm open to trying something other than a screen protector. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by majick on Sep 10, 2005 - 8 answers

No scrolly makes beth mad!

Help me leave Internet Explorer behind. I want to use Opera or Firefox, but my touchpad scrolling function doesn't work in either of them. Am I doomed to stick with IE if I want to be able to scroll easily? Please tell me "no". [more inside]
posted by beth on Aug 1, 2005 - 6 answers

Turning a touchpad into a pen-iput device

I've been racking my brain (and the internet) trying to figure out how to turn the touchpad on my new laptop into a defacto pen input device. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Mar 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Intermittent laptop touchpad problem

Is there any way to make an intermittent problem with a laptop more regular? I have a year-old laptop that they talked me into getting an extended warranty for, and there is a problem with the touchpad I've tried to get them to fix twice, but it's never a problem when it's in for service. How can I give them something to fix?
posted by ferociouskitty on Dec 22, 2003 - 10 answers

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