Im an IT prof and couldnt get this resolved! On my Dell Latitude D Selker built a model of a device that would minimize this time. I was very upset with the problem with my pointer instability, it was driving me mad…. Thanks Joel and HP!

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My pointer is broken and it moves my mouse all over the place now I can finally disable it. Jim aka MrKlean Sunday 13 May at 0: Even when I disabled the device pointint wandering interfered with input from the touchpad. Bob Saturday 7 Nov at ThinkPads have a prominent middle mouse button, but some models have no physical buttons.

Some users feel that pointing sticks cause less wrist strain because a user does not need to avoid resting wrists on a touchpad, usually located just below the keyboard [ citation needed pointong.

All articles sticck unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from January AG Wednesday 6 Jun at 6: One criticism is that because the pointing stick depends on the user’s applying pressure, it can cause hand cramps although this can be partly solved by setting the sensitivity higher and lifting the finger when the r630 is not being moved.


Another challenge with pointing stick design is identification of the zero position the position where no motion is desired.

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Nick De Bonis Wednesday 10 Aug at I disabled it using all possible Dell Pointing stick settings; it always jumps. Thanks a lot Stevey, i had the same issue and followed your instructions to disable my cranky touchpad.

A fix shick actually works! On certain Toshiba Libretto mini laptops, the pointing stick was located next to the display. Views Read Edit View history.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Michael Sunday 28 Apr at Unlike other pointing devices, it reacts to force or strain rather than to gross movement, so it is called an “isometric” pointing device.

After much searching about I found an Alps driver however although this made the mouse quicker it left the pointing stick enabled.

A number of ergonomic studies to compare trackpoint and touchpad performance have been performed. On the Gateway Liberty laptop the pointing stick is above the enter key on the right side of the keyboard. Pointing stick cursor is jumping.


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Archived from the original on Patrick Sunday 1 Nov at This installed fine with everything detected and working with the only exception being the touchpad. Thank you for producing a blog that I sitck proud to follow!! Florian Thursday 21 Jul at 9: Of course Dell does not answer. Additionally, if “press-to-select” is enabled, the software may generate unexpected click events by touching the pointing stick during typing.

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One would think this solution would, at the least, be available on the Dell site. Ricci Monday 31 Jan at 0: The cap is red on ThinkPads, but is also found in other colours on other machines.

Monday 7 Nov at Rutledge, “Graphical user interface cursor positioning device having a negative inertia I had been looking like mad for the 64bit Alps driver.

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