ExamSoft touchpad problem

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ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:57 pm

No one IRL I've talked to has been able to help with this, so I turn to the wisdom of TLS.

Examsoft reboots my computer into safe mode. This has the effect of enabling the tap to click option on my touchpad. I can't have that setting on, because my thumbs touch the pad and I click all over the place. I've uninstalled my touchpad drivers (because I have an external mouse), and safe mode magically finds them and reinstalls them or something.

Ideas?

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:20 pm

0LNewbie wrote:No one IRL I've talked to has been able to help with this, so I turn to the wisdom of TLS.

Examsoft reboots my computer into safe mode. This has the effect of enabling the tap to click option on my touchpad. I can't have that setting on, because my thumbs touch the pad and I click all over the place. I've uninstalled my touchpad drivers (because I have an external mouse), and safe mode magically finds them and reinstalls them or something.

Ideas?


Can you disable the touchpad altogether in the BIOS and use an external mouse?

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:22 pm

Is it possible to disable it in BIOS? That's what I'm looking for guidance on.

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:24 pm

0LNewbie wrote:Is it possible to disable it in BIOS? That's what I'm looking for guidance on.


On many laptops it is. What model laptop do you have?

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:27 pm

Samsung QX 410.

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:31 pm

Have you tried booting into the BIOS and checking?

Edit: Fn+F10 supposedly disables the trackpad altogether. Does that work in safe mode? If so, just use external.

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby jim » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:35 pm

If all else fails, consider getting an external USB mouse.

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby Extension_Cord » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:38 pm

I actually downloaded Synaptics Pointing Device to keep my laptop from doing the same in normal usage. When I took my exam with ExamSoft I didn't notice it clicking around at all. It would have misclicked atleast 20 times the way I type.

My life is so much simplier since downloading Synaptics.

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Re: ExamSoft touchpad problem

Postby TatteredDignity » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:02 pm

blowhard wrote:Edit: Fn+F10 supposedly disables the trackpad altogether. Does that work in safe mode? If so, just use external.


Perfect. Works like a charm. Thanks, everyone!




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