Okay, my computer recently bit the dust and I got a shitty used one to replace it. It’s really shitty. But, as I’m probably not going to be getting a better one for a while (though maybe sooner than I think, as I seem to be constantly fighting the urge to start slamming this one against the table in frustration), I’m trying to make this one less shitty.
It’s a compaq presario, in case that makes a difference.
My main question (for this thread) is this:
I use the touch mouse thing and the default setting is to enable tapping (as in, tapping the pad registers as a click). I don’t like tapping, so I disabled it first thing when I got the computer set up. But then, it came back. So I disabled it again… and it came back. Again and again.
It doesn’t come back right away and there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for why it does. It could be a few hours after I disabled it or a few days. It doesn’t correspond at all to having restarted my computer. It annoys the crap out of me.
So, is there any way to get it to stay disabled? There are other settings that get reset less frequently, but it’s not like everything gets reset all at once. I have a “my documents” toolbar down on my taskbar which disappears occasionally. Sometimes, my wallpaper goes away. But the tapping is by far the most annoying.
It has a lot of other problems, but too many to ask about in this thread. This second one, though, is new and also seriously annoying me:
Firefox has stopped scrolling properly. When I click anywhere on a page other than a link, the blinking text cursor shows up and when I press the down arrow, the cursor moves down. If I press the down arrow without a cursor in place, it moves either to the very bottom of the page or goes nuts and moves up a bit. It used to be that when I’d press the down arrow, it would scroll just a little, so I could scroll all over the place using the arrows.
I’ve run virus scans, defrags, chkdsk, ccleaner scans, you name it. The whole computer is incredibly, horribly slow and buggy and has memory problems, so I’ve been trying to fix it up for a while, but nothing seems to work.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated.