How to Set the Touchpad in an Asus Netbook

Updated April 17, 2017

Windows comes with a console called Mouse Properties that allows users to set up the behaviour of the touch pad or mouse. The settings in Mouse Properties gives users more control over the touch pad settings on the Asus netbook; you can switch the touch pad to suit left-handed or right-handed users, turn on features such as ClickLock or one-finger scrolling, and tune touch sensitivity. Setting the touch pad options on the Asus netbook can make your computer habits more efficient.

Hold down the "Fn" key and press "F9" to toggle the touch pad on and off on the Asus netbook.

Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Type "mouse" into the search box, then select "Mouse" from the results.

Click to select "Right-Handed" or "Left-Handed" from the "Button Configuration" option.

Drag the slider under "Double Click Speed" to the right or left to increase or decrease, respectively, the double-click speed.

Check "Turn on ClickLock" to select or drag items without holding down the left mouse button. Click "Settings," then drag the slider to the left or right to decrease or increase the amount of time to hold down the left mouse button until ClickLock is enabled. Click "OK."

Click the "Pointer Options" tab. Drag the slider under "Motion" to the left or right to speed up or slow down pointer speed.

Check or un-check the boxes under "Visibility" to set how the touch pad pointer behaves when typing, moving or when it's hidden.

Check the box under "Snap To" to automatically move the pointer to an option when a dialogue box appears.

Click the "Device Settings" tab, then click the "Settings" button. Click the "+" next to each option.

Click to select each item and read the description in the bottom half of the right pane for an explanation of the option. Check the box next to an option to enable it.

Click "OK" to close the window. Click "OK" to close Mouse Properties and save the changes on the Asus netbook touch pad.

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