December 10, 2008 at 2:37 am #159928Tansey81Member
Let’s be honest on this. I love this little netbook and I’d love to sit here and say it is flawless. But the touchpad gets me so frustrated sometimes. There are times when I’m trying to browse and then all of a sudden the screen size changes from 100% to 90% or worse.
The scroller is a pain too. It hardly ever scrolls the pages for me the way I want it to.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m really frustrated over the touchpad. To me it is the biggest weakness by far.December 10, 2008 at 2:45 am #174537PanManMember
Yup that page zooming is annoying and easily ‘fixed’
go into the control panel|mouse|device settings|settings|pointer motion|pinch
and turn the Pinch off
I also much prefer it with Momentum turned onDecember 10, 2008 at 2:46 am #174530burndtjambMember
Adjust the settings to your preference. In my case I turned off mouse acceleration and turned up my mouse speed pretty high. I also disabled the scrolling functions as well as pinch on the touch pad and installed the two-finger scrolling application (there’s a thread on this in the Apps subforum I believe). I have no problem using it anymore. It takes a bit of time but you’ll get used to it.December 10, 2008 at 3:43 am #174534PsychNC10Member
Huh.. mine has been trouble free from the get go. I wonder if the pinch was default off for the US?December 10, 2008 at 7:41 am #174532WilliamYZFMember
I have turned pinch, momenum and just about everything else off. I turned speed up to max and with time have got used to it.December 11, 2008 at 5:40 am #174535SmeedMember
Mine has been fine. I havent had any problems a all.December 11, 2008 at 8:54 am #174536UggyMember
Sure was horrible as it came, but works great after tweaking to whatever your happiness level is.
pinch off, autoscroll off etc etc – nice n basic is great and I like the slight momentum on as wellDecember 12, 2008 at 7:41 am #174533rtripMember
The default settings are pretty lousy. It took me a few days of fine tuning to get it right. Now it feels perfect, as good as any full size one. The biggest improvement for me was to turn up the Touch Sensitivity. I found half a notch from max light touch worked best. Then you have to turn up the motion speed under Pointer Options. I have it on the third dot from the Fast side.
Since the touchpad is flush with the palm rest it made using the vertical scroll difficult. I downloaded the two finger scroll app that someone linked earlier and turned the speed of it down. Now I use two finger scroll for short scrolls such as reading a blog, and the vertical scroll for when I need to get to the bottom of a page in one swipe.
I turned off Tapping, ChiralMotion, coasting, Edgemotion, Momentum, and Pinch. They all work fine, its just a personal preference.
I’m sure we all have different preferences but for me it works nicely, hope you can tweak it to your fingers!December 12, 2008 at 5:38 pm #174529euthymicMember
As Rtrip says, give the 2 finger scroll app a try and see what you think. Allowing anywhere in the entire touchpad to be your scroll bar makes a big difference for navigating documents/webpages on the smaller screen. You no longer have to “hunt” or search for the dedicated touchpad edge so your eyes never leave the screen. If you have used a mac, you may be familiar with the motion but if not, give it a few days and you fingertips will get into the “habit” and you will find it super easy to scroll. Just be sure to tun down the sensitivity of the app or the scroll speed is a little frenetic.December 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm #174531undoMember
Anyone but me lose their motion speed setting after hibernation? I’ve had to set it dozens of times and it never stays where I set it.
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