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From Felmon Davis <>
Subject Re: Zooming in
Date Wed, 08 May 2013 06:12:13 GMT
On Wed, 8 May 2013, Dale Erwin wrote:

> I have the same problem.  It used to be much worse, but I found a 
> setting in the mouse/touchpad driver that disables the touchpad 
> whenever another pointing device is plugged in.  After bootup is 
> complete, I now get a message on my desktop that the touchpad has 
> been disabled.  However, the mouse still does not behave very well. 
> I can sit back and take my hands off the computer altogether and 
> watch the cursor dance around all over the screen. Sometimes it's 
> worse than at others, but it always does a little dancing. It's 
> especially annoying when trying to place the pointer on a certain 
> place and before I can click it moves away all on its own so I back 
> it up and it jumps again.  Sometimes it makes me want to scream. 
> Mine's a Dell with Win 7 Home Prem.

you don't say if you have researched the issue. I took a quick look 
online and one possibility among several is a driver conflict. another 
is a need for an updated driver (to be downloaded from the input 
manufacturer's website).

were it me, I'd first update the drivers and see; then I'd go to 
device manager and stop a driver (e.g. wifi) and see what happens and 
repeat systematically to see if anything helps.

but guess this is off-topic for this list; sure hope you find a 
solution. I wouldn't live with the situation.

here is the first link I found on the matter 

(interestingly one person found it was a charger issue!)

you might also search for the problem referencing your specific laptop 
model. probably others with the same problem and a fix.


> Dale Erwin
> Jr. 28 de Julio 657, Depto. 03
> Magdalena del Mar, Lima 17 PERU
> On 5/7/2013 9:07 PM, Patricia Hickin wrote:
>> My computer zooms in on OpenOffice (and other) screens without my telling
>> it to.
>> (I have a laptop with touchpad).  I know it has something to do with the
>> way I'm using my fingers on the touchpad but I can't quite figure out how
>> to avoid it.
>> Is there any way I can disable this feature?  It drives me crazy.
>> (It happens with other programs too.)
>> Thanks,
>> Pat
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