The trackstick is 20 in the diagram, between the keys just above your mystery buttons. Since most of my laptop work involves typing, I cannot stand to take my fingers off the keyboard to use either a touchpad or a mouse. The only thing Dell’s pointing stick has going for it is a scroll button that lets you move up and down web pages. IBM sold a mouse with a pointing stick in the location where a scroll wheel is common now. It seems that only the single least expensive configuration misses it, and you can’t choose to change it, you just need to take one of the more expensive configurations. So far, I feel a little frustrated with the pointing stick because slower speeds require a lot of force, and faster speeds make it hard to do anything precise, as if I’m trying to use it at the limit of its sensitivity.

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The mouse buttons can be operated right-handed or left-handed due to their placement below the keyboard along the centerline. The rim adheres to my fingertip and helps distribute pressure evenly. So I am asking you your opinion on their new design with the buttons “blended in” with the touchpad? On a related note, thanks to the trackkstick being easily detachable delll that, you should be able to use ThinkPad trackpoint caps, which some people report have a better feel than the ones Dell and HP use.


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Terms and conditions apply. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: Even better, touch typists like me don’t have to lift our hands off of the homerow to use a pointing stick, allowing us to work faster and put less strain on our wrists and shoulders. I think your issue is related to acceleration or movement smoothing. June 11th, at 5: It seems that only the single least expensive configuration misses it, and you can’t choose to change it, you just need to take one of the more expensive configurations.

One complaint I have, though, is that my cursor will sometimes move steadily upward when I use it.

Disregard this note, it doesn’t seem to apply to Dell Latitudes at least recent ones. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: I got this same mouse behaviour in manjaro liveboot, btw the Dell feeling imprecise. Archived from the original on April 14th, at Note that the AccuPoint isn’t even available on every Tecra model.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. As the author pointed out, the pointing stick allows me to keep my fingers on the “home row” of the keyboard while operating the pointing device.

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Pointing sticks were the dominant pointing device for laptops before the advent of the touchpad. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Rutledge, “Graphical user interface cursor positioning device having a negative inertia No such problem with pointing devices.


The cap on mine fell off, but none of the replacements I’ve bought, nor the original which I found seem to fit anymore. I want the new 15″ Surface 2 but it has no pointing device. October 25th, at 3: Pointing sticks might be competitive with the them, but they don’t hold a candle to Apple trackpads for speed or productivity. The pointing stick senses applied grackstick by using two pairs of resistive strain gauges. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Showing of 2 reviews. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Sorry for my bad English. The middle button below the “b” and space bar will scroll. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.