Windows 10: Settings aren't taking effect

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  1.    04 Apr 2016 #1

    Settings aren't taking effect


    Basically I'm trying to get rid of the delay between pressing a key and being able to use the mouse. When I pressing keys I can't use the mouse at the same time - there is a short delay until the touchpad kicks into action. Very annoying when playing games. I fixed it before, but since updating the driver it's a problem again.

    I went to settings>devices>mouse & touchpad, and underneath "Touchpad" it says "To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving while you type, change the delay before clicks work". I changed it from "Medium delay" to "No delay (always on)". I thought this is what I did to fix it before, but maybe I'm wrong.

    Doing that hasn't seemed to make a single bit of difference, even after restarting a couple of times. I messed around a bit, and noticed that when I tried something as simple as changing the primary mouse button from the left to the right, that didn't change either. Even after restarting. But the strange thing is that when I go back to settings, it's still showing up that it is changed (AKA the right mouse button still set as the primary button - despite the fact that the left is still working as the primary, and the right is still right-clicking). Which leads me to believe that maybe changing the touchpad setting to "No delay (always on)" IS the right setting to fix my problem - but it just won't take effect.

    Please help me, it's driving me absolutely mad. Especially as I imagine/hope it's a simple fix. I can't seem to see any "apply" button so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please and thanks.Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, have a look at this:
    Recently installed Windows 10. Can't move mouse while typing. - Windows 10 Forums

    If I press a key, and hold it down, I can still move the cursor with the touchpad. Not changed any settings to do that though.
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  3. Posts : 662
    Windows 10 1703 Pro x64 (Creators Update)
       04 Apr 2016 #3

    I would go into Control Panel and access it through there instead of the "Settings" app.

    1. Go to Start Menu
    2. Type in Control Panel, click on it when it pops up
    3. Then go to Mouse in one of the categories and you should be able to change it through there.

    Sorry I am no in too detail, I am on my Mac at school (I have some free time right now), so I can't tell you the "exacts", but I think you can get the point. It's pretty simple really.

    Hope this helps you any

    Sincerely
    M

    Edit: dang it dalchina you beat me to it haha
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #4

    Thank you both. I've already tried that - I get a slightly different screen but managed to find my way to the correct page. (pictured below)
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    I've tried putting the top slider down to minimum, and the two below it. When I did this I was able to move the mouse after pressing keys with no delay/a very small delay. But if I was holding down a key, it would only allow me to move the mouse around for a short period of time before acting like I wasn't touching the mouse again. So when playing Minecraft, I could walk forward, start to look around but after about a second was stuck in the same position again - able to move forward with the arrow key, but not turn. So then I have to stop walking and start again - which is extremely impractical in survival and just generally clunky anyway. (Minecraft is the main problem I'm having here, and a good example). I've now put the settings on that page back to default as I'm sure that wasn't how I fixed the problem last time, and didn't fix it properly this time.

    I still feel like the problem is more due to the fact that NONE of the settings are updating (perhaps this thread would be better off in the General Support forum where I originally posted it?) as I can't even get the primary mouse button to change (although in the settings it appears changed). I don't know... thoughts and help still appreciated please and thanks!
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  5.    04 Apr 2016 #5

    win10pro4life said: View Post
    Edit: dang it dalchina you beat me to it haha
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  6.    04 Apr 2016 #6

    IndiaHawker said: View Post


    I still feel like the problem is more due to the fact that NONE of the settings are updating (perhaps this thread would be better off in the General Support forum where I originally posted it?) as I can't even get the primary mouse button to change (although in the settings it appears changed). I don't know... thoughts and help still appreciated please and thanks!
    Suggest you find a setting you can clearly and easily tell is changed, and convince yourself it is changing.

    You can try uninstalling your touchpad driver and restarting to let it reinstall...

    Also for now forget Minecraft and aim to get your cursor moving continuously whilst holding a key in a simpler context- over your desktop say.

    Also check what happens after a clean boot.

    Otherwise its a matter of searching and researching in the hope someone's posted a fix.
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  7.    04 Apr 2016 #7

    I have been trying it without Minecraft - just on the desktop and it's exactly the same, with the delay. Not sure what you mean about convincing myself it's changing but that's why I picked the primary mouse button setting to test it out in - because it's obvious if it's working or not - and in this case it's not. Might try the driver thing, but want to see if there's a fix for the fact that none of the settings are changing first.
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  8.    04 Apr 2016 #8

    I had in mind a setting not related to your touchpad- just to convince yourself you can change sthg.

    You might be lucky in sorting this out by uninstalling the touchpad.

    Another idea might be to create a new user. If somehow it's a permissions issue, testing this in a new profile might demonstrate this. You can always just delete the user. Doesn't take long.
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  9. Posts : 662
    Windows 10 1703 Pro x64 (Creators Update)
       04 Apr 2016 #9

    IndiaHawker said: View Post
    Thank you both. I've already tried that - I get a slightly different screen but managed to find my way to the correct page. (pictured below)
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    Wow, that is weird. My Control Panel or Settings have never done that I wonder why yours is doing that.
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  10.    04 Apr 2016 #10

    Hi, you have a clickpad - which I think is a touchpad without buttons.

    See
    How to disable "Smartsense" on Synaptics Touchpad? - HP Support Forum - 5415573
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