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#1 birddog99

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

Wondering if anyone has ever seen this while imaging. I use the run of the mill laptop(Acer) for my imaging sessions. lately after 2-3 hours of imaging it looks like someone has logged in via a team view session and started moving the trackpad curser. I know this isn't what's happening, but can higher humidity levels cause this ? The only time the laptop does this is when it's outside during an imaging session. Strangest thing I've ever seen.What seems to initiate the problem is when I touch the track pad.



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:33 PM

It could be " ghost screen". Turn off your touch screen option in your settings.

I was having the same thing happen. Some smart Gent on this site help me.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:40 PM

I haven't seen that on my imaging laptop (Dell 5477) but the touchpad on my laptop can be adjusted for sensitivity through the 'Touchpad Settings' (I have mine set to the lowest sensitivity), you might see if you can adjust yours just to see if the problem disappears.



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:41 PM

Some touch pads are capacitive.  Dew forming on the touch pad can look like touch inputs on those kinds of touchpads.

 

Try draping a blanket over your laptop to prevent dew from forming...



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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:50 PM

And you can use a wireless mouse. That's what I do. So much easier, especially in the dark.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:55 PM

I put my laptop in a plastic packer to help keep dew from forming.  The computer generates enough het inside the box to keep the dew at bay.   I also disable the touch pad...I really do not like them.

 

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#7 elmiko

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 03:18 PM

Plus one! I do the same thing John!


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 03:27 PM

I use a track ball instead of the touchpad.  The packer also helps with stray light from the computer.

 

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#9 AZ Maverick

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 03:32 PM

And you can use a wireless mouse. That's what I do. So much easier, especially in the dark.

 

Me too!

I hate touchpads anyway - especially out in the cold...


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#10 birddog99

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 04:47 PM

Got it! Thanks guys. I'll give all the suggestions a shot




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