Based on The New Hacker’s Dictionary. The pointing stick is positioned such that the hands do not need to be removed from the home row to manipulate the mouse pointer. Check it out at:. This then drove me crazy as if I slightly touch it by accident when typing quickly the pointer would move across the screen. Just bought a used D from my work, and I was starting to regret putting x64 Windows 7 on it, but this solution works great.

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Pierre Monday 7 Feb at Negative Inertia is intended to avoid feeling of inertia or sluggishness when starting or stopping movement. Thanks Joel and HP! For my D, the correct Alps drivers for Win 7 bit came pointong a download file called R Totally pointed me in the right direction.

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If you carefully open up the connector you can remove the 4-core cable, retaining the main ribbon for the keyboard. How do I turn it back on?

This is because a user’s pointin may run off the edge of a touchpad while positioning the pointer, requiring them to reposition their finger in order to continue. In practice, if the re-calibration interval is set too short and if the user applies moderately consistent pressure to the stick for such an interval, this method results in an incorrect zero point. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from January Just bought a used D from my work, and I was starting to regret putting x64 Windows 7 on it, but this solution works great.


Thanks so much for the ALPS stcik

Pointing stick

This article is about a computer input device. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat This installed fine with everything detected and working with the only exception being the touchpad. ThinkPads have a prominent middle mouse button, but some models have no physical buttons. Rutledge, “Graphical user interface cursor positioning device having a negative inertia Joel, I tried to download the Hp program to disable the track stick cursor on my Dell Latitude D laptop.

User specific requirements for input devices and software design” PDF. I had been looking like mad for the 64bit Alps driver. For the teaching and presentation aid, see Pointer rod. In the early s, Zenith Data Systems shipped a number of laptop computers equipped with a device called ” J-Mouse “, which essentially used a special keyswitch under the J key to allow the J keycap to poinring used as a pointing stick.

I was about ready to give up — or cut my throat — when I found this one. Additional pressure again moves the cursor, but the calibration may occur again, requiring even more force.


Steve Wednesday 24 Aug at I disabled it using all possible Dell Pointing stick settings; it always jumps. Best and Worst Notebook Pointing Sticks”. AG Wednesday 6 Jun at 6: Stan Friday 5 Oct at I was very upset with the problem with my pointer instability, it was driving me mad….

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Nick De Bonis Wednesday 10 Sfick at The relation between pressure and cursor or pointer speed can be adjusted, just as mouse speed is adjusted. Eventually I found a driver from HP that seems to work fine and add the UI to the control panel to disable the pad etc.

One would think this solution would, at the least, be available on the Dell site.

Do you know how I can get that back?