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      Illustration of Elan TouchPad

      STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:

      Illustration of Elan Smart-Pad

      AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

      The above symptom may occur on the following systems:
      • All Idea Laptops with Elan Smart-Pad

      SOLUTION:

      1. Click “Start” --> "Control Panel” --> double-click “Multi-finger” icon (View by Large icons) to enter “Elan Smart-Pad” interface directly.

      Or double-click “Mouse” --> click “Elan” tag in "Mouse Properties” windows --> click “Option” button to enter “Elan Smart-Pad” interface, see fig.1:

       
      Fig.1

      2. Click “Copyright”,  the patent-related information and other overview information would be showed.

       
      Fig.2

      3. Button


      Fig.3

      Description
      Like all other standard notebook touchpad, Smart-PadTM also comes with two clickable buttons that work like any other ordinary mouse buttons. These buttons are also reconfigurable, by the drop-down combo box, to perform several simultaneous tasks.

      Enable
      Click “Enable” checkbox to activate the Smart-PadTM buttons. The configuration dropdown is only available when the checkbox is clicked.
      By default, the checkbox is clicked (Enabled) and the buttons behaves just like any other ordinary mouse buttons.

      Left Button
      Default feature is Click/Select. Other available features are Maximize, Page Down, Run and so on.

      Right Button
      Default feature is Content Menu. Other available features are Maximize, Page Down, Run and so on.
      To change the default feature for a particular button, simply click the dropdown next to it and select new feature.

      4. Tapping

       
      Fig.4

      Description
      Smart-PadTM provides fingertip movements or gesture detection that simulate all mouse button operations as well as other functions to enhance document editing

      Click the checkbox to enable this feature.

      One-finger (Tapping)
      One-finger tapping always perform Point/Click/Select functions, which is equivalent to clicking the left mouse button.

      Two-Finger
      By default, “Two-Finger” tapping simulates the scroll wheel on a mouse. Additional features such as Maximize, Page Down and Run are also available.

      Three-Finger
      By default, “Three-Finger” tapping stimulates the mouse right button. Additional features such as Maximize, Page Down and Run are also available.

      Customizing Two-Finger/Three-Finger tapping
      Two-Finger and Three-Finger gestures can be reconfigured to perform other tasks. Click on the dropdown arrow to select task。

      5. Edge Scroll

       
      Fig.5

      Description
       “Edge Scroll” allows users to easily scroll windows and applications with the right and bottom edges of the touchpad.

       “Edge Scroll” supports most scrollable applications such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, internet explorer and large digital images. It also works with other scrollable items, such as combo boxes

      Enable
      Select appropriate checkbox to enable “Vertical Scroll” or “Horizontal Scroll”. 

      If “Edge Scroll” doesn’t respond, make sure that the appropriate check boxes are selected and that the window or item you have clicked on is scrollable.

      To scroll vertically, tap the right edge of the touchpad and drag your finger up or down. To scroll horizontally, tap the bottom edge of the touchpad and drag your finger left or right.

      Scroll Speed
      Drag the slider to set the scroll speed.

      Note:
      Scroll speed slider is operable only when vertical and horizontal scrolling are enabled.

      Scroll Area
      Drag the slider to set the new scroll area.

      Note:
      The scroll area slider is operable only when vertical and horizontal scrolling are enabled.

      6. Smart-Motion

       
      Fig.6

      Description
       “Smart-Motion” makes it easier for user to drag objects across the screen or move the pointer across long distance. "Smart-Motion” is workable only when “Drag” and “Tapping” are enabled.

      When the user’s finger reaches the edge of the touchpad, holding finger on the edge will cause the cursor moving in that direction until the finger is lifted.

      Enable
      Select the check box to activate “Smart-Motion”.

      Always
       “Smart-Motion” is always enabled

      Only when dragging
       “Smart-Motion” is enabled only for dragging motions

      Motion Speed
      Drag the slider to set the “Smart-Motion” speed.

      Note:
      Scroll speed slider is operable only when vertical and horizontal scrolling are enabled

      Slow Motion
      Slow Motion” allows the cursor to move slowly for precise movements and fine positioning. User can activate “Slow Motion” by pressing and holding a specified key while moving the pointer.

      Setting the specified key
      Select the desired key from the combo-box menu.

      7. “Drag and Drop”


      Fig.7

      Description
      Smart-PadTM also provides a drag and drop feature, which is similar to click and hold with the left mouse button. It is done by tapping the pad twice, without remove the fingertip from the pad, with the pointer points to the object to be dragged.

      Enable
      Click the checkbox to enable this feature.

      Release after finger lift
      Release the selected object after finger lift touchpad

      Tap again to release
      Release the selected object by tapping touchpad again

      Release after time delay
      Automatically release the selected objects after the pre-defined time

      Delay Time
      Move the slider to define the new delay time

      Note:
      This option is only enabled only when the “Release after time delay” option is also enabled.

      8. PalmTracking

       
      Fig.8

      Description
      The PalmTracking feature guards the Smart-PadTM against operation from accidental contact. PalmTracking allows Smart-PadTM to identify and ignore accidental contact, such as palms resting on touch-pad or brushing against its surface while typing. This helps to prevent unsolicited pointer movement or click operation.

      Adjusting PalmTracking
      If the Smart-PadTM exhibits unwanted pointer movement or click operation, increase the PalmTracking sensibility setting by moving slider to the right (toward “Maximum”) but not to the extent of losing sensitivity on legitimate touches. If the Smart-PadTM becomes unresponsive to valid touches, decrease the PalmTracking sensibility setting by moving the slider to the left (toward “Minimum”).

      In addition, right-click “Touchpad” icon in the taskbar (sometimes you need to show hidden icons to see touchpad icon), you will see “My Favorites Settings” option. Select this option to open it.


      Fig.9

      In this interface, you could easily add, modify or delete application and move them up or down.

       
      Fig.10

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      • Alias ID: IN20110704-001
      • Document ID: HT051417
      • Last Updated :18 Jan 2016
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