Basic Definition The TrackPoint consists of a stick on the keyboard and two or three click buttons below the keyboard. The movement of the cursor on the screen is controlled by the amount of pressure you apply to the nonslip cap on the stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard; the stick itself does not move. The speed at which the cursor moves corresponds to the pressure you apply to the stick.
Technical Definition The TrackPoint consists of a stick (1) on the keyboard and three click buttons below the keyboard. The movement of the cursor (5) on the screen is controlled by the amount of pressure you apply to the nonslip cap on the stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard.
The functions of the left (4) and right (2) click buttons correspond to those of the left and right mouse buttons on a conventional mouse. The bottom center button (3) has a function called the scroll bar, to scroll Web pages or documents in any direction with no need to use the graphic scroll bars on the side of the window.
If you are not familiar with using the TrackPoint, these instructions will help you get started:
Place your hands in the typing position, and press gently with either index finger on the stick in the direction you want the cursor to move. Pressing the stick away from you moves the cursor up the screen; pressing it toward you moves the cursor down the screen. You can also move the cursor side to side by pressing sideways.
NOTE: The cursor might drift. This is not a defect. Stop using the TrackPoint for a few seconds; the cursor will stop moving.
To select and drag as required by your software, press the left and right click buttons with either thumb.
By enabling Press-to-Select, you can make the TrackPoint stick function the same as the left or right click button.