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Default 10v touchpad - STILL an issue? - 10-30-2009, 03:44 PM

The 10v I just ordered is scheduled to arrive on Nov 9 - should I expect the touchpad to have all the same issues as the ones being discussed throughout this site?

I mean - I can find posts from months ago on this... has Dell not addressed the situation yet and built a better driver for it?
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Default 10-30-2009, 03:47 PM

It's still a pain, but there ain't no driver in the world that's going to fix it.

That said, it works as expected for me using whatever driver Windows 7 installs.


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Default 10-30-2009, 05:28 PM

Under OSX L/SL it works real nice with the newest NBI0.8.3RC3 build.


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Default 10-30-2009, 07:33 PM

I installed the Synaptics Windows 7 driver from the Dell support website and it works as expected - I still prefer separate buttons but I mostly use a Dell Bluetooth mouse which is much better.

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Default 10-30-2009, 10:06 PM

Sorry if this comes across too noobish, but what's the issue with the trackpad? I'm guessing it's the integrated buttons?

I have to say I wasn't very impressed with how they worked, but to be honest it only bothered me until I had finished installing OSX... Once that was in and I could set it up to respond to a tap for left click (the way I'm used to using trackpads in windows) and 2-finger tap for right click (a neat way to go about it), I pretty much forgot the buttons were even there.

Even the 3-finger 'swipe navigation' thing works occasionally.

I guess for people who can't get used to the tap for click the buttons would be a real pain, but apart from the buttons the trackpad itself (the size, the texture, the border, the width to height ratio) are all very nice. Well, in my opinion I suppose

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Default 11-01-2009, 12:42 AM

That's what I've been thinking, Rabid - I use the trackpad exactly the way you do. Does trackpad-only drag-n-drop work? For example, on my macbook I can tap on the trackpad twice, holding down on the second tap, and drag my finger around the trackpad. When I release my finger it "drops" the item I was dragging.

If it works, then I'm not exactly sure why anyone would switch out the trackpad for the mini 10 version.

Trackpad buttons are so... retro. I hope what I described above works!
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Default 11-01-2009, 01:49 AM

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That's what I've been thinking, Rabid - I use the trackpad exactly the way you do. Does trackpad-only drag-n-drop work? For example, on my macbook I can tap on the trackpad twice, holding down on the second tap, and drag my finger around the trackpad. When I release my finger it "drops" the item I was dragging.

If it works, then I'm not exactly sure why anyone would switch out the trackpad for the mini 10 version.

Trackpad buttons are so... retro. I hope what I described above works!
Yup the tap-tap+hold drag and drop works exactly like that. There is also an option in the trackpad settings for locking the drag until you tap again to drop. Guess it makes it easier to drag things from one side of the screen to the other, since you can let go and start again from the other end of the pad. I don't use it because needing the last tap is a little odd for me, since I'm so used to the way it works without that.

I'm glad that the buttons are integrated with the pad really, it means if you don't use the buttons, you still have the entire area as active trackpad (over the buttons - odd at first but you get used to it). If they had left the buttons outside of the pad, the pad would have to be shorter, or something.

Hope it helps
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Default 11-02-2009, 03:05 AM

Awesome.

I couldn't be happier. My 10v arrives on Wednesday, 11-4. I'll be taking it apart to switch in some better RAM and remove the HD for the installation of Snow Leopard... and then the fun will begin!

Thanks for your responses, RabidMax.

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