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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Touchpad Multi Touch Gesture Settings


I have a dell inspiron 15 laptop with windows 7. I wanted to now that weather i could get the touch screen gestures (mainly scrolling and zoom) for my laptop touchpad? Also, is there any specific kind of software i would have to install?

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I have a dell vostro 1500 laptop. When i opted for the yahoo task bar, i was pushed into yahoo 8. I wasn't happy, so i switched back to yahoo 7. Since then both my mouse pad and the hand mouse have been on simultaneously. When i go to the control panel and click on 'mouse", i receive the message that it can't open the synaptic pointer device. What is that? How do i get to it? I just want to turn off the mouse pad and stop my cursor from jumping around the screen. Does anybody know about this and can help?

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Even if i get my audio problem fixed, i have been disappointed in the sound quality of the speakers on this new, up-to-date system. My speakers on my old computer (which ran windows 98) were by far superior in sound quality. I don't understand why they sound so crappy and barely get loud and when you do turn them up they have a rattle to them.

I tried to plug my old speakers into my new computer but nothing happens. My new speakers have a plug and a usb. I don't know what the purpose is, why can't i use my old ones? Eventually i want to record my old lp's onto discs and need a great sound system. Any advice?


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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