Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Technical Help?

My world is upside down; gravity is reversed. Or it is for my track pad anyway. When a mouse is plugged into my computer all is well, but I typically leave the mouse at the office in order to travel light. Sans mouse, the track pad - intermittently but increasingly - is navigating in reverse. I have to move my pointer left to go right and right to go left and up to go down and down to go up. Rebooting will not fix it.

Have you ever had this problem?

The strange thing is how quickly I adjust. I can go up to go down. I can go left to go right. Since my navigation is slowed down, though, I do less web browsing and game playing, and more typing. That may be a good thing, since I'm having a hard time focusing on work. So many web-based distractions are only a click away.

3 comments:

Dad said...

Maybe you should just turn your computer upside down and backwards.

Marti said...

ha ha. I think I'm going to just ignore the problem, although I may swing by the Sony store in the mall when I get back in the US and ask (it's a Sony Vaio). It may be like the radio knobs on my Honda. The Honda people considered it a 'known defect.' Oh, yeah, those things break all the time... who knew? I'll keep my membership in club Honda though - much better than many other possible 'known defects'!

Megan Noel said...

brent sent me this link.. do you have any enemies??
http://www.slinkycity.com/mouse-reverse-trick.html