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E530 touchpad

#1 Post by DaKKS » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:44 pm

Its a known issue, i know. But my touchpad has always been loose, but its gotten worse and worse and its now at a point where the touchpad is basically unusable.

Anyone know if there is another thinkpad with a better quality touchpad i can fit into this bloody thing?

Or i could just use the trackpoint, but i reckon i'd get a brain aneurism from the irritaion in under a week.
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Re: E530 touchpad

#2 Post by brchan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:17 pm

I would recommend trying out the trackpoint for a week. It is a little cumbersome to use at first, but it gets much easier and you will find it more productive to use. Here is the way I use it that makes it comfortable:

-use the index finger for the trackpoint cap
-rest the palm on the palmrest in such a way that has the index finger align with the trackpoint and the thumb with the right corner of the trackpoint left mouse button.
-focus more on pushing the trackpoint cap in the direction that you want the cursor to move, not down into the keyboard.
-alternatively, you can also rest the left hand on the palmrest with the left thumb on the left trackpoint button, and the the right thumb on the middle scroll button.
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