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Default Trackpad problem, funny cause - 09-08-2010, 05:41 AM

I just figured out what was causing an intermittent problem with my Mini 9's built-in trackpad. Occasionally I'd find my trackpad not responding reliably to two-finger gestures. Firm or light touch, I couldn't get it to move more than very short distances. After an hour, it'd be fine again.

Turns out it was because my hands were too clean! If I'd just gone to the bathroom and used some liquid soap to wash my hands afterwards, the trackpad couldn't reliably sense my touches. Over time, the remaining residue would wear off or evaporate and it would work reliably again.

Dell Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.6 | NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 | A04 BIOS | 16 GB SSD | 1 TB HDD attached | BT | 2 GB RAM | 8-cell battery | DisplayLink 1.5 | Apple Wireless Keyboard | Apple Magic Trackpad | Insomnia
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Default 09-08-2010, 09:31 AM

my 1012's trackpad acted up last night but for a slightly different reason. somehow it was dragging windows by me tapping to close/open them

might have been a clean hands issue but i didn't have a problem this morning after i washed my hair

thanks for the tip
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