Windows 10: Odd Trackpad Behaviour

Discus and support Odd Trackpad Behaviour in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Windows 10 ver 20H2. SONY VAIO laptop with Samsung 860 SSD, 4GB RAM. Initially, the laptop worked fine. Recently an odd problem has surfaced. I prefer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ArthurDent, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Odd Trackpad Behaviour

    Windows 10 ver 20H2. SONY VAIO laptop with Samsung 860 SSD, 4GB RAM. Initially, the laptop worked fine. Recently an odd problem has surfaced. I prefer to use a wireless mouse (Logitech V450 Nano) which behaves as expected. However, the laptop's own trackpad is (for want of a better word) is 'inverted'. To explain: Move finger UP the trackpad (towards the keyboard) and the cursor moves DOWN. Move your finger RIGHT on the trackpad and the cursor moves LEFT. Searches suggest changing some settings under Trackpad in Device Manager, however, looking in Device Manager there is no entry for Trackpad - only two entries for mouse: HID-compliant Mouse and PS/2 Compatible Mouse. There are 3 possible trackpad entries in Human Interface Devices: HID-compliant consumer control device HID-compliant vendor-defined device HID-compliant vendor-defined device but delving into the properties of each, none seems to be for the trackpad. In Settings > Devices there is no entry in Trackpad for inverting the trackpad So, I'm rather stumped. Any help gratefully received. Art

    ArthurDent, Aug 1, 2021

  2. Odd behaviour of Format Painter

    Hi Ken,

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I misunderstood what you had said about pasting - I guess I read the first paragraph and then lept to the document without reading the rest.

    Anyway ...

    I wrote two short passages of text. One in Arial italic 11pt and the other in Berlin Sans FB Bold 14pt.


    Odd Trackpad Behaviour [​IMG]

    I then 'Format Painted' the Arial text onto a part of the Berlin Sans text and Format Painter worked as expected.


    Odd Trackpad Behaviour [​IMG]

    Will now try your suggestion which replicates what I was doing but avoiding the Notepad step.



    Well, I went to the web souce and copied some text then pasted it into my docuement using the 'Paste Special', 'Paste as Unformatted Text' and I got the copied tect from the web in the same font as the line above (as expected since Word hadn't changed the formatting).

    I then took two different font styles from further up the document to test using Format Painter.

    The first worked as expected, keeping the font bold but changing the text from Berin Sans FB 14pt Bold to Arial 12pt bold.

    The second didn't work as expected. The font style selected for copying was Arial 24pt normal but using Format Painter it changed the style from Berin Sans FB 14pt Bold to Arial 12pt bold - i.e. keeping the bold text option/flag (whatever).

    Odd Trackpad Behaviour [​IMG]

    Something very odd going on and, as you intimated, some sort of 'formatting carry-over' fromNotepad.

    Most curious.

    ArthurDent, Aug 1, 2021
  3. dma02 Win User
    N96 Odd rotate Behaviour

    I've stopped using the carrying case for a few days and I stopped getting that odd behaviour so I was sure it was the case. I'll go look for a better one this time.

    thanks for replies.
    dma02, Aug 1, 2021
  4. noejavier Win User

    Odd Trackpad Behaviour

    trackpad not working

    No. Because the troubleshooting guide on device manager wont even resolve my solution as it is also a basic and one of the primary steps to do but no avail. Tried installing powerplan7 and trackpad++ suggested by relentless on apple forums but with
    no success for me. Until now i can't use windows 10 installed on my macbook pro 15inch late 2008 because of the trackpad/touchpad failure.
    noejavier, Aug 1, 2021

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