Solving Touchpad issues in Toshiba® Satellite M500
Toshiba Satellite M500 comes with 14.1-inch WXGA Hi-bright clear super view widescreen Display. It is preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. The processor used is an Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6500. The battery provides three hours backup support. The graphics card is an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 4500MHD graphics chipset with up to 1759MB of shared video memory, which will enhance gaming performance. To improve the security, Toshiba Satellite M500 is also equipped with an integrated HD resolution which is used for face recognition using Smart Face technology for fast log-on and an integrated biometric fingerprint reader. The touchpad is a pointing device consisting of a specialized surface that can change the motion and position of a user fingers to a relative position on screen.
- Touchpad in Toshiba Satellite M500
- Issues with touchpad
- Tips to resolve issues
Touchpad in Toshiba Satellite M500
The Synaptics touchpad is fairly nice with a matte texture that gives you smooth cursor movement in Toshiba Satellite M500. The touchpad drivers provide better accuracy and minimal lag with a range of options. This is a multi-touch touchpad with customizable gestures and overall this touchpad works exactly as you want a touchpad to work. However, the touchpad buttons have very shallow feedback with moderately loud clicks when you click the buttons.
Issues with touchpad
The touchpad issue starts with slow loading of programs in your Toshiba Satellite M500, and shows sluggish responses. It might be due to some sort of manufacturing defect. There might also be problems with the touchpad driver. It might even jump around the screen; it might suddenly be under sensitive or oversensitive. Sometimes the window will either increase in size or decrease in size, and the home page is gets small.
These issues can be corrected by reinstalling the Synaptics driver. Before you reinstall the driver remove all the previous drivers. It can also corrected by adjusting the BIOS and changing the operating system of Toshiba Satellite M500. Also, you need to disable tapping of your touchpad to solve the sensitivity problems.