I have the Latitude D and used the Synaptics drivers for Windows 7 bit — this driver allowed me to disable the touchpad it also disables the stick. 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 pointer is not being moved. Looks like it was outsourced to India and had 2replies… twitter. Of course Dell does not answer. 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 ].
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MarkTab Tuesday 6 Jul at Pointing sticks were the dominant pointing device for laptops before the advent of the touchpad. Check it out at:.
Pointing stick – Wikipedia
Do you know how I can get that back? Nick De Bonis Wednesday 10 Aug at Sony PS3 Wireless Keyboard . I disabled it using all possible Dell Pointing stick settings; it always jumps.
A number of ergonomic studies to compare trackpoint and touchpad performance have been performed. In time, the software will re-calibrate and stop the motion.
The relation between pressure and cursor or pointer speed can be adjusted, just as mouse speed is adjusted. Any success stories on the E? Sprinx Tuesday 16 Nov at You are commenting using your WordPress. Some users claim it is easier to finely position the pointer than when using a touchpad because there is virtually pointinh “dead zone”.
Check it out at: How do I turn it back on? I really appreciate your help.
Archived from the original on Art-Corsair Thursday 1 Dec at 4: This then drove me crazy as if I slightly touch it by accident when typing quickly the pointer would move across the screen. Because the amount of motion is small, the sensitivity of rell sensors must be high, and they are subject to noise interference. Your post absolutely saved my day.
After much searching about I found an Alps driver however although this made polnting mouse quicker it left the pointing stick enabled. Totally pointed me in the right direction. Pierre Monday 7 Feb at Geir Sunday 29 Nov at 8: A fix that actually works!
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This installed fine with everything detected and working with the pointibg exception being the touchpad. I cannot get the full control panel to come up.
IBM introduced it commercially in on its laptopsunder the name “TrackPoint”. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Thanks so much for the ALPS link! Retrieved from ” https: Negative Inertia is intended to avoid feeling of inertia or sluggishness when starting or stopping movement. While typically employed on a computer keyboard, IBM included one on its Trackpoint Mouse product; suggested uses included scrolling as with a scroll wheel or a stidk system.
I have the Latitude D and used the Synaptics drivers for Windows 7 bit — this driver allowed me to disable the touchpad it also disables the stick. American inventions Pointing devices.