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Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Bowser, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    My wife decided to clean the laptop with a wetwipe the other day, now the touchpad doesn't work in windows. It works in the startup screen, but not in Windows. I'm thinking that somehow the settings were altered, but I haven't figured out how... Any ideas how I might fix the problem?
     
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  3. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    ....wish I could help, but I just use a mouse next to mine, like I do with the pc's.
     
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  5. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I fixed the problem. I don't know how she did it, but the touchpad was disabled. We were using a mouse after the problem arose. Using a mouse on a laptop seems so awkward. Anyway, problem is solved.
     
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  7. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Did you double tap the top left side of the pad to enable it?
     
  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    No. I had to go into settings. Yesterday when I looked it said that it was functioning properly, even though it wasn't functioning at all. This morning I clicked the "enable" button, and also had to fix the "click" property. Weird and strange stuff. I generally consider myself tech savvy--which is why such responsibilities fall on my head in the household--but Windows always requires extra effort when sorting through these problems.
     
  9. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    That is weird. My advice always is if you need to get help with windows (or any microsoft product) the LAST place to go is a microsoft site - they are just atrociously bad help sites.
     
  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, I've had terrible experiences with their site. Once had a software package and trying to find out whether it was developer or educational. I finally gave up. There were other times when I just went to secondary sites that addressed the issues directly.
     
  11. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    I just love getting on the phone with MS Bombay support......

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    The mouse works best for me due to my predilection for gaming and my extensive use of Photoshop for editing. The mouse is just faster for me. 'Course I have a bunch of desktops so am very comfortable with those....
     
  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    That would make sense If I were playing a game or editing graphics, but I do neither. The touchpad is more convenient when surfing online.
     

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