On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM, mrnuke firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
To manufacturers of Chromebooks,
Sorry guys, I have a chromebook myself, and its touchpad is appalling. I've also tried the chromebooks in stores and they aren't much better.
But have no fear, Alex is here, and has the perfect recipe on how to squash such hardware bugs early on. Following these steps, you are guaranteed to never make this mistake again:
- Go to your favorite bidding site
- Enter the following search terms: "HP Pavilion M6 1035dx"
- Find a matching listing
- Purchase full laptop
- When you get it, observe its touchpad
- Notice the big, easy to hit buttons
- Notice the surface area
- Notice the smoothness of the surface
- Notice the ease of moving the pointer
- Notice the tactile feedback from the buttons
- Notice the evenness of the force needed to engage the button
- Notice the fatigue of repeatedly pressing the buttons (hint:there is
none) 13. Play with its touchpad 14. Play some more with its touchpad 15. Now play with the Unreleased(TM) Chromebook's touchpad 16. If it seems inferior, it probably is
You'll be making perfect touchpads now, won't you?
Agree 100%. On a slightly related note, the touchpad identifies itself as "SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad," though I'm not 100% sure it's a synaptics device.
I foundnd the mouse moved ever so slightly when I touched or released the pad -- so I changed the expected finger size:
xinput | grep 'SynPS/2' # to get the device id, should be 11 xinput list-props 11
# change "Synaptics Finger (271)" xinput --set-prop 11 37 42 0 # 37=min size of a finger, 42=max size of a finger
# the previous value was: xinput --set-prop 11 25 30 0