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JC909
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Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Hi all, I bought my z580 a couple of weeks ago and since then have been having problems with the touchpad. Sometimes the cursor freezes on screen and I have tap the touch pad repeadly and quite hard to get it going again. It frequently opens the charms bar and/or a little battery life/time and date window. It also keeps switching between full screen and normal. Really, really irritating. Would be very obliged to anyone who can help. I've tried installing the lastest drivers for the touchpad but so far no success.

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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

1. The Synaptics ClickPad used on the Z580 is one of the worst touchpads in existence. I've owned lots of laptops, used even more at work, and this one is really bad when it comes to the issues you describe.

 

2. If you set the PALM CHECK to the MINIMUM, the Keyboard will respond INSTANTLY and SIMULTANEOUSLY while you use the touchpad. Otherwise!!! - the keyboard or the touchpad will have a slight period where it WILL NOT RESPOND at ALL!!! >.< Thus, move the mouse, wait, use the keyboard when PALM CHECK is anything higher than mimimum.

 

3. You can adjust the touch sensitivity and palm check to help reduce the typos you get - usually, slide palm check up just before the red zone, and bring touch sensitivity up a few notches from minimum.

 

4. CAN'T BELIEVE Lenovo would ship such a poor touchpad with the Z580!?!? It's really horrible! All of the other touchpads (eg. Macbook Pro, Toshiba Satellite, HPs) on laptops of late all work perfectly fine without the stuttering, typos, etc. I also experience. Even going from a 2006 era Macbook Pro to this laptop makes me feel there's something seriously wrong with the touchpad.... but it's what everyone else is reporting.

JC909
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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a go.
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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Hi, I can't find any options in the mouse setting for Palm Check. I'm running windows 8 if that helps.

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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

I'm still having problems. If anyone has any idea's on how to help that would be great.

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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Don't have Windows 8, but on Windows 7, you double-click on the Synaptics icon in the toolbar (near the clock), click on Device Settings tab, click on Settings button, Then expand the menu tree POINTING -> SENSITIVITY -> Palm Check & Touch Sensitivity listed here.

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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Hey, just applied those settings. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks,

 

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Re: Problems with touchpad - idea pad z580

Its still unresponsive some times, but its better than it was. Having issues with the palmcheck when I type, page keeps scrolling up and down erratically. It would be great if anyone had a definitive solution.

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