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ade099 ade099 is offline
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Default keyboard/touchpad weirdness? - 06-09-2009, 04:02 AM

hey all,
i'm on my mini9 right now with win7 installed..with that said, has anyone had any strange issues with the typing cursor jumping around occasionally? i'd be happily typing away and all of a sudden, my cursor's down halfway through my document and i'm typing in the middle of a different paragraph. i dont think my hands are touching the touchpad (it's happening on both my mini9 and 1330). does this sound like a driver issue? i'm guessing it's gotta be some software issue related to windows7 since i never had this prob on my 1330 until i installed win7 on that. any ideas?
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Default 06-11-2009, 03:22 PM

I have had the same thing happen running XP, Ubuntu, and Win7 on my Mini9. The cursor always jumps to the same line as the mouse arrow, so I'm pretty sure I'm hitting the touchpad somehow and doing a click. It is rather annoying, and trying to type with my hands hovering over the keyboard hasn't helped.

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Default 06-13-2009, 10:01 PM

I just finished installing Win7 on a Dell mini 9 & the 1st thing I noticed was how much more horrible the trackpad was.

Maybe there's a driver that can fix this.

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Default 06-13-2009, 11:08 PM

I have the Synaptics driver installed - works fine.

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Default 06-16-2009, 06:12 PM

The Synaptics driver is the way to go, Much better.

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Default 01-25-2010, 03:28 PM

sorry, forgot to thank you guys for this. synaptics touchpad is now one of the things i keep updated in my pool of fresh install apps.
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Default 01-25-2010, 04:44 PM

Sorry to do another "me too" but too.

Wondered what was up with the trackpad and the synaptics drivers cleared it all up.

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Default 02-05-2010, 06:06 AM

Does anyone know if it's possible to disable the ugly icons that come up when scrolling?

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Default 03-11-2010, 02:25 PM

where do you get the synaptics touchpad driver? (I have a 10v with Windows 7)

i thought this might be it, but the files won't download.
Drivers | Synaptics

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Default same problem in OSX - 11-25-2010, 06:19 PM

I have the same, identical problem with the "jumping cursor" when typing over a certain speed, although my Mini 9 runs (for all other aspects, very well) neither on Windows or Ubuntu, but on Os X 10.5.6 installed through the DellEFI method. Is there a version of the Synaptics driver (or equivalent) that I can use as a fix? How to replace the existent driver?

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I have the Synaptics driver installed - works fine.
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