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Paper Tape
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I can't use the trackpad and type at the same time.

I have a:              Lenovo Ideapad y510p

With:                    Windows 8

My problem:       I can't type and move my mouse (trackpad, touchpad, whatever) at the same time.  This means i have to use a USB mouse to play most videogames.  I've found lots of answers online but none of them have worked for me.  It seems that my system must have a different way to solve this. Please help.

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Re: I can't use the trackpad and type at the same time.

hi Ev_da_bacon,


Welcome to the Forums.


Your issue might be similar to this thread.


If your PC came with a Synaptics Touchpad, try to:

1. Go to the Control Panel (large icon view) then > click Mouse > Device Settings tab > Settings. Under the Synaptics Settings, go to Pointing > Sensitivity > Palmcheck and set the palm sensitivity to minimum and test the game.

 - Link to picture


If you have an ELAN touchpad, try to:

2. Adjust the PalmTracking option under Additional Tab on the ELAN Smart Pad settings to the minimum and observe.

 - Link to picture


If the problem remains, consider removing the Touchpad driver under Control Panel (large icon view) > Programs and reboot. Windows will now use the generic Touchpad driver. Try the game and observe.



Hope this helps

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What's DOS?
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Re: I can't use the trackpad and type at the same time.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 8.1


I go to control panel(I don't know what large icon means) and I don't ee anything labled mouse. Please help me

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Re: I can't use the trackpad and type at the same time.

Hi I have a lenovo ideapad 330 but when I'm playing games i can seem to use the arrow key or any buttton on my keyboard at the same time as my (mouse ,touchpad not sure which one it's called). Pls help me

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