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  1. RacerX

    RacerX New Member

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    Hey All,

    I was scrolling up/down by sliding two fingers up/down the trackpad.
    Out of nowhere it just stopped working. I have brand new batteries and keyboard is on.
    Did I mistakenly hit some combination of keys that turned the scrolling feature off? Any
    help is really appreciated!

    Rx
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    It happens to me sometimes. Try rebooting by pressing: Alt + Ctrl + DEL

    That usually fixes it for me.
     
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    One thing I've noticed. If you just finished washing dishes, showering, or are drinking a cold drink, any moisture on your fingers will impede movement.

    Carl
     
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    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for Your response. It hadn't been scrolling for nearly 2 weeks and no sooner than I had posted to this forum it (literally) started working by itself and I have no clue as to why. Your suggestion makes absolute sense to me b/c there doesn't seem to be any other explanation and moisture on trackpad does happen. The funny thing was that it started working again before I even read Your post. Thanks very much and if it happens again I'll know what to look for rather than assuming I must have disabled it by accident.

    Rx
     
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    Thanks Catfish .. I did not know I could reboot/reset via key board. That's great.
     
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    Hey Carl ... Your answer brought up another question .. I'm on a logitech revue wireless keyboard and cannot find an "alt" key on it to follow the reset sequence You suggested. Is there a key combination? My eyesight is very poor.



     
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    The Alt key is located on the bottom row - and just to the right of the long space bar.

    You press the Ctrl, Alt and DEL keys at the same time to reboot the Revue. Alternatively you could unplug your Revue to reboot it. But most people feel that's more of a hassle.
     
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    Thanks Catfish

    But you can test out my idea for yourself. My apartment is located on the top floor. On a day where the temp is 70 degrees, my fingers get sweaty. I can't for the life of me get the scroll pad to function. So, I keep a small square of material that came w/my latest glasses to wipe down the scroll pad. But I think we all would be better served by investing in a cheap USB mouse.

    Don't know. Let me know if anyone finds another solution.

    Carl
     
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    My fingers don't get sweaty so I don't know if that's an issue or not from personal experience. I believe you.

    What I'm saying is that personally I had several instances where the 2 finger scroll stopped working - and I fixed it by rebooting. So apparently one of the causes is a glitch in the operating system itself.
     
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    Geeze, maybe unintentional, but you did get a laugh outta me. When I went back and looked at my post, I could imagine everyone thinking of this big burly hairy guy sweating over his keyboard.

    I'm 5 foot 3. I weigh 130 lbs (Wet!!!).

    And...I don't sweat!

    Too funny

    Carl
     
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    Hi

    I gotta agree. There have been times when not only the scroll pad acted up, but other functions also weirded out. I always reboot as the first item in my trouble shooting list.

    Carl
     
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    Thanks ... I'm literally legally blind and the first time I looked over the keyboard I did not see it. It worked fine.
    I have like 40% tunnel vision so that saved me a hassle!



     

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