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TomyLobo
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Registered: ‎10-29-2012
Location: Germany
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Message 1 of 7

Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

Hi

 

I just got a brand new Z580 and all is well and as expected, except for the touch pad:

 

The touchpad buttons seem to be integrated into the touchpad's touch-enabled part.

That means I can move the cursor by moving my finger over the buttons.

 

That's very annoying.

The cursor moves when clicking the button, making precise clicks impossible

But what's worst, while holding my finger on a button, i can no longer move the cursor with another finger!

 

OS is Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

 

EDIT: forgot to ask a question:

Is there a way to restrict the touch surface to the part of the touchpad that does NOT have buttons under it?

KilgoreTrout
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Registered: ‎10-28-2012
Location: Texas
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Message 2 of 7

Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

You can adjust your tapzones to ignore the button area.  That helps a bit.

 

Resize the "Tap Zones" to match the right and/or left mouse buttons. Then, go to "Bottom Right/Left action" and select "Button/Zone completely disabled".  After doing that the button areas only function if clicked, but not tapped.

 

TomyLobo
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Message 3 of 7

Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

Where can I resize the tap zones?

I'm using kubuntu

TomyLobo
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Message 4 of 7

Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

Ok, i found out how to do that:

synclient AreaBottomEdge=4000

 

This fixes the problem with the inaccuracy.

However, the problem where placing one finger on the mouse button blocks all movement still persists.

ycul
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-06-2012
Location: Cz rep
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Message 5 of 7

Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

Please, how do I change the size of the tapzones using Windows 7? 

Thanks a lot. Smiley Happy

KilgoreTrout
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Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

Link to picture

 

Moderator note; picture(s) totalling >50K converted to link(s) Forum Rules

sharq
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Location: The Netherlands
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Re: Ideapad Z580 touchpad buttons are part of the touch surface

i have a z580 too and i can perfectly click things accuratly

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