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Is anyone else having 'mouse' trouble on controlling a laptop touchpad? The cursor becomes uncontrollable. I used to own a floppy disc with these tricks for fun; but this has come to my machine unwelcomed and with malice. I suspect entry-by-cookie; but no system setting or AVG virus scan will detect or get rid of it. As you guessed, I'm no 'SuperUser'. There MUST be a simple toggle somewhere. Paleeeze help.

= Ancient Dell Inspiron 1100 running XP,SP2 = CPU 2.2 Ghz; 256MB RAM

It's hard enough to milk this machine as it is! But it's all I got.

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I would find this on hot days when my hands were a bit clammy, or if I'd just been washing dishes and my hands were damp. Once a little bit of moisture got onto the touchpad it would be unusable for ages. My latest computer doesn't seem to have this problem so much.

...or maybe it's because I don't wash dishes any more... ;)

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Thanks, Rob. Between Toledo & Houston, I've learned clammy. This just 'feels' like malicious code insinuated somehow. =jb – mcburl Jan 21 '10 at 23:14
I live in Adelaide, Australia. It was 40C yesterday. – Rob Farley Jan 22 '10 at 0:06
How presumptious and rude of me to be so geocentric. And what does that "C." stand for again? Must be a hemisphere thing... – mcburl Jan 22 '10 at 0:17
Celsius. 40C = 104F – Rob Farley Jan 22 '10 at 1:00

download and install the latest driver for your Synaptics touchpad.

post back if the error persists.

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