HP Pavilion G6 (Windows 8) touchpad problem?
When i’m using the touchpad on my laptop it randomly changes from app to app i’m not sure why or how this is happening?
I don’t know if it is a shortcut to access recent apps? Does this happen to anyone else and can you prevent it?
You’re very perceptive. Yes, Windows 8 has touch gestures and you’re hitting the one that pulls up the most recently used app. It’s triggered when you swipe from the left edge of the trackpad to the center and it can be disabled.
Win + I to open the Settings charm > Change PC settings > General > Turn off “When I swipe in from the left edge, switch directly to my most recent app.”
what laptop is good for this…?
okay i want to play runescape on my laptop…what would be a good laptop for runescape,aim, and micro soft word?..my price range is about up to $1200
also, i want around a 15′ screen…not a macBook
Well. My 3 year old laptop with a 1.4 GHz processor can run runescape, AIM and play music all at the same time.
What I would recommend:
If you would like a high power one for the price, I would recommend the Toshiba M305D-S4829 from Circuit City this week. I just purchased it yesterday, and am typing on it right now. It has a ton of power, like seriously. I was playing BF2142 last night with no problems. It costs $699, but It’ll be running strong for a few years before anything begins to become too demanding for it. The sound quality on this laptop is phenominal. It has Harman/Kardon speakers that are Bose quality. It has 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon 3100 processor, which is nearly equal to most mid-range dedicated graphics processors. It support 802.11b/g/n networks. It has a standard webcam and all the other features you need lol. The style on this laptop is phenomenal.
If that is slightly out of your price range though, I would say go to Best Buy and pick up the HP DV5-1002NR. It costs $599, but it is nearly as good as the above laptop with only a few exceptions (it is actually better in some areas as well, lol). The touchpad on it has a glossy feel which is fine for cooler weather, but if its humid out or your fingers are the least bit sweaty, it becomes quite difficult to move the pointer. It has a slightly better video processor – the ATI Radeon 3200 (the main difference is that it has a HDMI output). It has a slightly larger screen at 15.4″ WS. Its half a pound heavier, which isn’t really a big deal to me at all. It also runs the 32-bit OS of Vista which will only support 3 GB of RAM, which is fine for nearly everything.
I hope this helps you in your quest! If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me!