TouchPad problem

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  1. Posts : 251
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       #151

    so just now using the touchpad and working smoothly
    then suddenly just stops again
    I check the mouse properties and its still ENABLED
    I check the Reg key that we changed the permission on and that has NOT changed its still set to 1
    so using the usb mouse i stopped and started the mouse again from mouse properties and touchpad started working again

    what a bummer
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
       #152

    So it might be worth investing in a new mouse.
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  3. Posts : 251
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #153

    Huh it's the touchpad that's the issue?
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
       #154

    or the mouse is interfering. They are both control cursor.

    I think we discussed way back, remove mouse and just use Touchpad to see if it would fail. (Take transmitter right out)

    Did you ever try that experiment.
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  5. Posts : 251
    w10 1803
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       #155

    Yup and that made no difference
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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       #156

    If it's not hardware, I suppose there could be some other setting /data that is overwritten. But it would be much harder to determine what it might be.

    Does yours have a palm check feature?

    (Example for Synaptics:)
    Touchpad PalmCheck - Turn On or Off in Windows Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums

    You could also experiment in Safe Mode - but this would mean leaving your laptop for a considerable time. That might at least show it's not hardware.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #157

    Thanks. Didn't want to hear it still fails.
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  8. Posts : 251
    w10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #158

    dalchina said:
    If it's not hardware, I suppose there could be some other setting /data that is overwritten. But it would be much harder to determine what it might be.

    Does yours have a palm check feature?

    (Example for Synaptics:)
    Touchpad PalmCheck - Turn On or Off in Windows Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums

    You could also experiment in Safe Mode - but this would mean leaving your laptop for a considerable time. That might at least show it's not hardware.
    yes it does and I have disabled it now

    do i need to amend those reg key settings back to default for that key?
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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       #159

    Leave it for now, but there's clearly something going on we can't guess at.

    Try to isolate hardware from software- Safe Mode, use a boot disk, create a new user... Is something running that's disabling it or is it happening by itself somehow.

    Note- it could even be a fault in the lowest level hardware- a bit that records the state of the touchpad.
    Using a boot disk and finding it still disables itself would verify that I think.


    What you could do if no solution, and I think that's where this is going, is to change the permissions back.
    Create a continuously running script that either
    - monitors the key and when disabled re-enables the touchpad
    or
    - continuously enables it

    Complete fudge.
    Last edited by dalchina; 23 Jul 2018 at 02:57.
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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       #160

    Thought- do you have a key combo that disables/enables your touchpad? On mine Fn + F1 does that. Could it be you're pressing that key combo?
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