How to set up the touchpad?

All laptops are equipped with a special touchpad - touchpad. It is a pointing device with which you can control all the processes in a computer. This device is an excellent alternative to a computer mouse, however, few people know that the touchpad requires customization for an individual user. How to configure the touchpad on a laptop? We will discuss this further.

In order to customize the touchpad, you will first of all find its settings. Where are the touchpad settings - you ask? They are in the control panel. As a rule, the Mouse item is responsible for them, while in Windows 8 it will be enough for you to lead to a search query that can be accessed by clicking on the upper right corner of the screen, the word “touchpad”.

Adjust scroll options

Scrolling allows you to scroll through pages without touching the touchpad with both hands. How to set the touchpad to scroll? First of all, you will need:

  • Open the touchpad properties page.
  • Find the heading "Scrolling".
  • Check the box opposite "Scroll" with one finger or "Scroll with two fingers."

Setting the left and right mouse buttons

In addition to the touch panel itself, there are buttons on it that serve to press the right and left mouse of a computer mouse. These devices are active on every laptop by default. But on the same property page of your touch panel, you can also customize each button on your own.

  • To do this, in the properties of the touch panel, find the title: Buttons.
  • Next select the Action by pressing the left button.
  • After that, select the action you need in the list provided.

Touchpad Touch Settings

Note that a single or double tap on the touch panel is considered equivalent to a single or double click on a button, for example, a computer mouse. However, in the same control window of your touch panel, you can individually adjust the touch settings. How to set up a touchpad to touch? Follow the instructions provided:

  • Find and click in the properties of the touch panel heading: Touch.
  • Next, check the box (optional) on Tap and Drag or Tap Zones.

So, for example, using the "Touch zones" parameter, you can assign a separate button to each corner on your touch panel.Thus, the right and left buttons you may not need.

Sensitivity settings

In addition to the settings of the functions of your touch panel, you can adjust its sensitivity itself, which will be adjusted to your touch. This setting will allow you to adjust the reaction speed by pressing your finger on your touch panel. This setting will be just the way for those users who suffer from constant cursor jumps while typing or when they touch the other with an unwanted palm or finger. This phenomenon indicates that the sensitivity of your touch panel is too high and will need to be slightly reduced or, on the contrary, increased (depending on the problem).

  • To do this, in the properties of the touch panel, select the category index and Sensitivity.
  • Next, find the item: touch sensitivity.

Move the slider in the desired direction, while by default it should be in the middle.