On the Gateway Liberty laptop the pointing stick is above the enter key on the right side of the keyboard. In every attempt, I first tried to move the pointer from its start position to the square grid figure above left of the start position, and tried as well as I could to place the pointer on one grid point, using gentle movements. Additionally, if “press-to-select” is enabled, the software may generate unexpected click events by touching the pointing stick during typing. The classic integrated pointing device in ThinkPads was always a trackpoint. You have to rightcklick the device, update driver, manual and select from.

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What a cool piece of gear and a huge upgrade for the machine. This travkpoint the cause of high speed. Negative Inertia is intended to avoid feeling of inertia or sluggishness when starting or stopping movement.

But you’re right, I havent’t had time to actually try yet. Hopefully this will stay a while! I am on the Insider update schedule and for some reason build reset the drivers I had previously blocked with the tool.

Wed May 30 But TrackStick Raw mode data is much larger than Mouse mode data. I am planning to upgrade X touchpad to 3 button trackpad. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Fitting physical TrackPoint buttons to a Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

ALPS lacks a lot of options and has choppy 2 finger scrolling. Since ThinkPad computers have a nub that is responsive to pressure in a direction, and there is a patent for this, [ citation needed ] other companies have made it so a person has to move the finger a large distance to cause the nub to rock from side to side in a much less efficient way. To enable Trackpoint scrolling and use the alps touchpad apply following patch: Closer examination shows that the raw sensor readouts of the device behave in a peculiar way.


On my Ts I run a dual travkpoint between Windows 8 and Arch Linux, both of these needed to be configured to work with the new touchpad. But I’ll leave these subtleties to you, as you’ve much more expertise in the area than myself.

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Hi, I copied your solution and indeed the middle button allows scrolling. For advanced configuration of the touchpad, see the Synaptics TouchPad driver for X page. Now I’ve followed either of the tutorials, mentioned by Frank Breitling and myself, trxckpoint turn the touchpad into a Windows Precision Touchpad.

Also, the videos and instructions on http: By accident I saw a whole lot more options on a different notebook and grabbed a copy of the Windows Precision Touchpad registry settings, imported them on my ThinkPad but nothing changed.

As a slps, I managed to rip off the Trackpoint cable from its connector I was very lucky nothing suffered permanent trafkpoint, and I was able to reattach it without problems. However, there is a catch to it when you want to install them.


In practice, if the re-calibration interval alpe 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. I have swapped out the faulty trackpad for the new Synaptics pad. It is painful to do the restore process again…….

But they refuse trsckpoint fix this or pass it to Synaptics or their driver developers, because Firefox “is not supported”. Retrieved from ” https: I am tired of uninstalling and re-installing the driver every single day.

The new trackpad is so much better! Lastly, which one is better, Synaptics or Alps? That makes the device actually work nicely in the first place. But the kernel maintainers essentially recjected the patch, saying that this would cause valuable precision to be cast away.

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Even with advanced start up options. I can re-enable all functions by rebooting the notebook. Install the driver again then run this tool to prevent future updates by Windows: This smells like two related schticks from the past.