the old keypad behavior gets too sensitive
pgf at laptop.org
Fri Apr 16 16:30:36 EDT 2010
stephen john smoogen wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> > stephen john smoogen wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> > > > I usually operate my XO with an external USB trackball, and have no
> > > > problem with cursor positioning. Lately I've often needed to operate
> > > > XOs (hdw early G1G1, but F11 build) with the native keypad, and I can
> > > > appreciate the many complaints I have heard about using the old keypad.
> > >
> > > I have been running into this with the XO-1.5 prototype but thought it
> > > was either a prototype issue or my fat fingers.. however I noticed it
> > > with my kid also. Pretty much the same behaviour you list below.. in
> > > low humidity the cursor will move without touching the keyboard. Is
> > > there anything I can do to help debug/fix this for people (New Mexico
> > > is pretty much always low humidity)
> > um, we've had a lot of trouble with XO-1 touchpads, which is what mikus
> > was using. i think this is the first report of serious erratic
> > operation on an XO-1.5. :-/
> Basically it occured while I was typing in abiword. When typing a lot,
> I would find the typing would move around the screen at times.
> Starting on a word would move some of the letters into the middle of
> another word. I thought it was at first the touch pad and I was typing
> it, but I could not see anything where I was hitting it. So it may be
> a different problem than what Mikus was seeing..
ah. this sounds a lot like tap-to-click. is it possible that
your thumb, perhaps, was touching lightly on the touchpad while you
were typing, thereby moving the cursor?
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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