touchpad in HP Pavilion® p6310t Desktop PC
How to resolve common issues that come with the touchpad in your hp pavilion p6310t desktop pc
Beauty, strength and sleek are combined in the design of new HP Pavilion p6310t Desktop PC. Other than an advanced processor, increased RAM and hard disk capacity, fully sized keyboard and a video card that supports DirectX9 graphics options, it also includes a touchpad that functions to provide you with mouse functionality. Given that your PC is based on either Windows XP/Vista/7 operating system, the majority of the activities will revolve around the select, drag and drop since the software is graphic based and utilizes icons to represent commands. Having a working knowledge of the touchpad is vital as its design tends to differ from that of a traditional mouse.
Discussed herein are:
- Definition of a touchpad
- Issues that may come with the touchpad
- How to resolve the rising issues
Definition of a touchpad
Touchpad is a pointing device substituted for an external mouse in the laptop design. It is made up of a special surface that converts movements detected on it into cursor positions and commands on the screen. Known also as a track pad, it incorporates of two buttons that work in the same manner as the right and left button in a mouse. It, however, includes a new added feature, hotspot that functions to provide scroll movement features, e.g. up, down and sideways making it easy to move about your document with ease. It incorporates capacitive and conductance sense technology that detects only finger movements and not other objects such as pen, pencil and gloved fingers.
Issues that may come with the touchpad
The following are some of the main issues that may come with the device and is common amongst other users. Foremost, the buttons may not respond to some of the commands, e.g. click, double-click and right click. In addition, you may notice that the surface is either too sensitive to motion movements or have delays to surface movements, i.e. tap and scroll.
Issues related to motion sensitivity and commands when using the touchpad surface can easily be resolved by changing the device configuration settings by selecting mouse in the control panel. In the new window that appears, change the settings to suit your needs. Where this is not possible it could be due to corrupt, delete and missing device drivers. Remove and reinstall the drivers afresh using the recovery disk and update the files online.