Touchpad

The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palmrest provides optimal comfort and support.

NOTE: If you are using an external USB mouse, you can press Fn-F7 to disable the touchpad.

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad:

  • Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor.
  • Press the left (1) and right (3) buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to do selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad produces similar results.
  • Use the 4-way scroll (2) button (top/bottom/left/and right) to scroll.

Function

Left Button

Right Button

Scroll Button

Tap

Execute

Click twice quickly

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button)

Select

Click once

Tap once

Drag

Click and hold, then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad

Tap twice (at the same speed as double-clicking a mouse button) then hold finger to the touchpad on the second tap to drag the cursor

Access context menu

Click once

Function

Left Button

Right Button

Scroll Button

Tap

Scroll

Click and hold the button in the desired direction (up/ down/left/right)

NOTE: Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touchpad. Also keep the touchpad dry and clean. The touchpad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the lighter the touch, the better the response. Tapping too hard will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

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