Your TouchPad pointing device is proudly provided by Synaptics, Inc. in San Jose, California. We hope that you are fully satisfied with its performance and features. For up-to-the-minute information and software updates, access Synaptics’ site on the World Wide Web: http://www.synaptics.com. We welcome your comments and suggestions. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected].
The TouchPad detects your finger by capacitive sensing (it is not sensitive to heat or applied force). As your finger approaches the pad, it alters the electric field in the vicinity of the pad surface. The TouchPad sensor is just a circuit board with a matrix of conductive traces printed on the top surface. A special chip on the back side of the TouchPad continuously measures the capacitance of these traces, and thus can determine the presence and location of your finger.
To get the most out of your TouchPad, be sure that the TouchPad driver software is installed. If the Synaptics TouchPad driver is properly installed, the Mouse Properties dialog will include several TouchPad tabs along the top in addition to the standard mouse tabs.