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Unable To Drag / Drop Using Touchpad


I cannot drag with touch pad. Unable to perform drag and drop operation using my touchpad.

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Cannot Change Size Of Window Or Drag It

Works for one user but not another (both administrators): on a new dell studio 15 running factory-loaded windows 7, the function to change the size of a non-maximized window, or to move it around the screen, by dragging the top or the arrows that appear when placing the cursor at the edge of the window, works for one user but not another. I can't see any difference in the control panel settings under "mouse. " Simply can't figure this out! 

Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have had a number of synched folders set up to transfer files from my pc's to my whs. Recently, i found that i could not drag/drop files into the folder on one of my win7 machines (i haven't played with the xp machine). I made shortcuts of other (non synched folders) and found that i cannot drag files into anything but a "standard" folder now. This was not the case just a few days ago.
Did something get turned on? An update change things?


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Media Player Stops When Click / Drag To Second Monitor

When playing music or a music video in media player on windows 7 it stops when you click and drag the player to a second monitor. I had dual monitors before on vista and never had this issue. I have an older but still good creative soundcard xfi fatal1ty pci card.

Posted On: 2009-11-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have been trying to obtain information from the following site: http://www.Gitzo.com/cms/site/gitzo/cache/off. Unfortunately, on my home pc that has windows 7 and ie 8 installed, the drop-down menus just do not work (they do on my office pc that has xp professional and ie 7). I have tried changing some ie settings under internet options and even resetting the defaults, but it still doesn't work.

Would someone be able to let me know what setting i should change (or check whether on another pc with ie 8 these menus work).


Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unwanted Scrolling In Drop Down Menu

This scrolling seems to happens randomly. Occasionally i get it to stop but do not know what it is that i do. When it starts to happen it the print drop down menu. I cannot print because the menu scrolls to fax and i cannot get it to stay on print. There is a fix i went to but you had to use a drop down menu to choose the language. I could not get the drop down menu to stop on english. Those are just a few examples. Does any one know how to resolve this issue?

Posted On: 2010-06-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Drop Down Menu With Icons Disappeared

I am not quite sure what the bar is called , but when i first started windows 7 i could hover my mouse over the top of my screen and a bar would come down. It had options like "internet" "photos" "videos" "music", etc. Now it is gone and i don't know how to get it back. I searched online and some people said to right click an empty space on the desktop then click on "personalize. " But when i right click, i dont have a personalize option.

Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Shutdown Hangs / Internet Would Drop Out Randomly

Okay for a while i've had what appeared to be two separate problems with 7:

1) the internet would drop out randomly (it would show the little triangle sign over the bars in the corner). Clicking on the small icon shows the box as usual but any attempt to connect/disconnect, refresh has no effect. On a couple of occasions after clicking a few time is tells me that explorer.exe needs to be restarted (or words to that effect). In any case restarting it just replaces the little triangle with the spinning circle - which last for as long as the computer is left on. In both cases no connection to the internet is possible. I have troubleshooted numerous times to no success, checked all my passwords and thats fine and i can see no discernible pattern in these drop-outs.

2) the second problem i was having was shutdown hangs. It would process everything as normal and then hang where it says 'windows shutting down', i believe. I checked my motherboard (an asus) and corrected that and the problem seemed to have gone away.

Eventually though it reappeared and i relaised that whenever the internet dropped out the computer would hang at shutdown. Now whenever the internet drops out i have to force it to shutdown and restart the computer again. When the internet drops out, as far as i'm aware, every program works fine (such as word etc. ) I just can't connect to the internet or shutdown the computer.

To summarise:

1) internet drops out (happens regardless of internet connection) showing yellow triangle icon
2) computer won't shutdown after this has happened.

I've searched these forums to no avail, so does anyone out there have any ideas what this could be?


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Touchpad Settings Problem

I recently bought my hp pavilion dm3-1030us and installed win7 professional. When i started, i could access my touch pad settings via the control panel (under devices and sound) by clicking on "mouse". In order to have a real mouse as well as a touch pad, i plugged in a usb mouse, which installed itself (as would be expected). However, the problem is that now the only mouse settings i can find are the ones for the installed usb mouse. I really want to change the settings on my touch pad so that it's less jumpy and doesn't "tap-click" while i'm typing.

Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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On web sites (like overton's.com) that have mouse over drop downs, the top title box for each drop down is whited out. The drop down works showing all the selections, just the subject box. Also, on yahoo email, when writing an email, the tools across the top of the email box that contain the emotions, stationary, spell check, and the other tools none of the tools show up. Just a thin blue line around each box.

I can mouse over it and it will list what that box is for, but nothing shows up in the actual box. I thought it might have been a java issue, or a directx issue. I even bought a new graphics card. I also reset windows explorer and nothing has worked. I am about to go crazy. Can someone please tell me what is wrong. Oh yea, i don't think it's my monitor cause it's only about a year old.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Synaptics Touchpad Conflict With Microsoft Mouse

I am having a problem with win 7 and an apparent conflict with the synaptics touchpad. I have a microsoft mouse working so i can use the laptop, but the touchpad won't work. I have tried just about everything from uninstalling both the touchpad and the mouse to a clean install of windows. I have narrowed it down (after several clean installs) to what seems to be a conflict with outlook connector. After the clean install the touchpad has resumed working and then i had to reload all of my programming which is a real pain.

The touch pad seemed to stop working after i downloaded and installed the outlook connector to allow mapi connection to my msn.com emails. I can not keep up the clean install process (done at least 3 times). I have downloaded the synaptics driver direct from the company without a fix. Gateway says keep doing a clean install which is ludicrous. The touchpad driver says it is working properly with no conflicts even though it does not work. I believe that this is a windows 7 problem. Any further ideas would be appreciated. By the way once the synaptics touchpad stops working nothing short of a clean install will fix the problem, so i have a choice no outlook or no touchpad.


Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Disable Mouse Touchpad On Dell Laptop ?

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?

Posted On: 2010-07-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Touchpad Keys Do Not Work When Pc Waking Up From Sleeping Mode

The keys (including touchpad) of the hp notebook with windows 7 do not work when pc waking up from the "sleeping mode". If you plug in the external mouse in the usb port, cursor moves.

1 - keys of the pc ( including the touchpad) stop responding when notebook wakes up from any mode. If you just connect external mouse, the cursor start moving again over the screen. The problem disappears after the pc is switched off and then switched on i.e. After reloading the windows 7 operating system.

2 - this problem exists from the day one when the operating system was installed.

3 - internal win7 diagnostic system doesn't show, as far as i understand, any missing driver.

Please explain the reason and the detailed algorithm to fix this problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Studio 1749 Touchpad Scrolling Problem

Recently my laptop, dell studio 1749 lost it's proper ip address for wireless. I couldn't get a resolution to the problem by working with the router support people or internet provider people (should called dell). But i did get help from someone much more computer savy than me who fixed it by reinstalling, i guess pretty much everything. The computer really works fine now, with wireless connectivity, the only thing i no longer have is the capability of using the touchpad to swipe to scroll instead of using the scrollbar. How do i get that back? Windows 7 home premium. Is it a driver that didn't get reinstalled? How do i do that?  Should i try it myself if that's the case? 

Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disabling Tap Click For Touchpad During Remote Desktop Fullscreen

Few things are as irritating when tap click decides to randomly click when i am typing an email or some document. I disabled this functionality on my laptop already but when i remote desktop through my laptop the "feature" turns itself on within the remote environment. How can i disable it on the remote environment?

Posted On: 2011-10-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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?

Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Issue: Sony Vaio Laptop Keyboard And Touchpad Stopped Working

I have a sony vaio vgn-nw270f that came with windows 7 already installed. After booting up, the touchpad and keyboard stopped working. The keyboard works in the bios but only then. I can use the pointer with a usb mouse and type using the on-screen keyboard but that's about it. Everything else works normally. I spoke with sony tech support and they recommended i restore my machine to it's original factory state but i would definitely rather not do that.

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Virtual Usb Port Not Available In Printer Port Drop Down List

When trying to add a local printer (hp laser jet 6l) connected to my windows 7 professional dell laptop via a usb port, the virtual usb (usb001) port option is not listed in the printer port drop down list. There are no usb port options listed. Creating a new port does not work either.

Since the hp laserejet 6l requires a parallel port, which is not available on the laptop, i am using a usb to parallel cable. I have installed a driver for the 6l, which w7 recognizes. But the computer is not communicating to the printer. What needs to be done to get the virtal usb port (usb001) option in the drop down list?
 


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Install Mouse Driver Instead Of Touchpad Driver

I did a clean 32 bit upgrade on my sony notebook vaio vgn-nr160e. I need an alps pointing device driver. I did download the original vista alps pointing device (touchpad) driver from the sony web site; however, windows 7 flashed a driver problem message when i tried to installed this original vista driver. Where does a windows 7 touchpad driver exist for my notebook?  

Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Populate "all Programs" Drop Down Menu In Start Menu

How do i populate the "all programs" drop down menu in the start menu? When i upgraded from vista to windows 7, and clicked on the "all programs" drop down menu, none of the programs on my computer appear.

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .