Stop Synchronization Of Mouse Buttons Between Devices
Sep 15, 2014
As left hander when I use a desktop I use the right mouse button as my primary button.
When using a laptop it's easier for me to keep the track pad buttons set with the left button as my primary button (it's nearest my dominant thumb!)
This hasn't been a problem until I got a win 8 laptop when it started to synchronize the settings on my latop to desktop and vice versa. This is a good thing in normal circumstances but for me it's a pain as I have to keep changing the setting depending on what machine I'm using.
Is it possible to disable the mouse synchronization whilst retaining the synchronization of other settings?
I uninstalled Intel Smart Connect Technology after experiencing a BSOD that seemed to be caused by a related driver. When the uninstallation tool asked if I wanted to restart now/later, I chose to restart now, which was followed by another BSOD.
Now I can boot into Windows just fine but neither my mouse or my keyboard are working. They work in the BIOS but as soon as Windows is loaded, they stop functioning. I've tried resetting my CMOS but this did not solve the problem. I've also checked that they are enabled in the BIOS.
I would try a system restore but Windows 8 doesn't seem to allow me to boot into repair mode without actually going into Windows first, but I can't do it from Windows because of my malfunctioning peripherals.
I can't use the Windows 8 installation disc to repair because as soon as the message that says "Press any key to continue" comes up, my keyboard stops working. However, it seems I can force the PC to boot from the CD which after a bit of a wait gets me to the Windows installation screen, with my only option being to completely reinstall Windows.
I am able to enter Windows Repair Mode with the Installation disc, but there is no option for Safe Mode and when I attempt to System Restore, I get this error message: "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an operating system, and then select System Restore."
I have a problem with keyboard and mouse. Every day when i playing some games my keyboard randomly stop working (backlight on keyboard still light but LED on num lock is off and buttons don't work) after few seconds my mouse also stop working. Plugin to another USB doesn't work. Only when i disconnect keyboard and connect mouse to other USB mouse work. After restarting system all works fine. Im sure keyboard and mouse is good (testing it on laptop when this happens and its work normal). I have updated drivers and BIOS.
PC spec.: Windows 8.1 AMD Phenom II x4 940 Gigabyte ga MA790x UD4P GTX 660 2xHDD+1SSD
My laptop is running Win 8.1 x64. On the same home network my PC (Win 7 Pro) is running a new Win 8 x86 install in a VM (VMware Player). Both were set up using the same Microsoft account rather than local accounts. What is sending me apoplectic is that if I change my desktop background on either system it causes the other to change too. If both systems have the same themes available then both will display the same theme. If not then the second system will display its default desktop theme.
I can only think that this is a completely unintended consequence of using a Microsoft account.
My friend happened to look in Devices and Printers, and in the Multimedia Devices section he had about 10 devices showing up that he never heard of. Six of them were computers with names that he had never heard of, the others were devices that we could not tell what they were.
I expect that these entries mean that at some time they were on the same network that he was on. Would that be correct?
If so, then it is a matter for concern because he never goes on public networks. He only goes on his network at home, and a network in a small office that he rents and shares with one other person. They have their own router with security set up on it, and that router is connected to an Ethernet jack that most likely goes to a switch on a network that also provides internet service to some other offices in the same building.
This computer is only about 2 months old, so these entries can't be too old.
When I looked at his computer, he was on his home network and all those other devices showed as Offline. I right clicked on them all and removed them. Would it be a good guess that perhaps the security of the network at his office was compromised, and those devices were connected to that network at some point?
I told him to monitor and see when they reappear, but he won't be back in that office for 2 weeks.
in IE10 In a number of web pages (e.g., accuweather), a number of images are missing. Weather for a particular day used to have a background picture - now, just text. Buttons are missing. For example, when I try to buy something or Continue to next page, the buy/continue button is missing. I've found I can tab within the page until a blank space on the screen is highlighted and then I can hit enter. But VISUALLY, it's not there. Some web pages are almost entirely black and white I'll add, these same buttons/images are missing in Firefox. I've tried clearing cache/cookies in IE and FF.
In every open app, in the upper right, are three icons - minimize/restore/close. These appear in every app but the location (I'll call it that) is inconsistent. That is, in Vista and all previous iterations, I could hold my mouse over the minimize icon and click - never moving my mouse - thus, minimizing all apps. If I place my mouse over 'minimize' and click, I may minimize the next 1-2 apps. For the next app, the mouse may be to the left of minimize or it may be over the 'restore' button even though I've not moved the mouse. I have to hit Minimize, wait to see where the mouse is in the next open app, and move the mouse to hit Minimize again.
This next one may be more difficult because I don't know the lingo. At the top of every oprn app is a title (e.g., Microsoft Excel). I call this the title bar. In all previous iterations of windows, the title bar was always the same size/color. Not in Windows 8. Most title bars are the custom color I've chosen but some are black and some are the same color as the menu bar (off-white?). In some apps the title bar SEEMS to be thicker than others although this could be an illusion due to color. While this isn't as bothersome as the varying location of Minimize, it is an indication my problems are various. since the original startup of this PC they didn't appear after an update on installation of another app.
Heres the deal im trying to not shutdown my pc anymore or restart it as below screenshot i would like to remove those options (only those) where to edit the registry or any other file file to remove them (below screenshot : Remove Restart and shutdown).
It seems with the Microsoft apps (mail, people, chat etc) that if you right click and choose other options or change settings in the settings bar the buttons/icons disappear. Is this a software glitch or something else. See below.
If you notice with the above photo (store), this happened when I wanted to sort the results of my search. Not only did the buttons/icons disappear but also the rating information.
I'm setting up a laptop. I have installed Classic Shell, and am working from the desktop.
My problem is that when I open up Google Chrome there are no minimise, restore, or close icons in the upper right corner as there are on my own computer.
That means that every time I do anything, like download and install CCleaner I can't minimise Chrome, I have to close all the Windows one at a time to get back to the desktop to see the install window.
Whenever I want to shut down my computer, it happens that it doesn't matter if I click the Shut Down button or Hibernate or Suspend all do the same, log me out of my session and take me to the Lock Screen image that I've setted. The only way to shut down my computer from Windows is pressing the power off button on my computer and as far as I understand this strange behaviour isn't normal. So how to make all those buttons do their work properly? Over all the Shut Down button. How can I configure that?
Extra information about my computer:
Windows 8 Professional (Activated), 3 Gb RAM memory, GeForce GT 430 video card, ASRock motherboard, hard drive partitioned with Arch Linux OS installed on the other partition.
I don't get it. I'm on a page. I click a link. I only stay on the new page for maybe 5 seconds. I click the Back Button. I get "connecting" like the word will change in 5 seconds? There's like zero efficiency. I think there should be a setting.
I'm currently on Waterfox 24.0. Pretty nice browser. But it's bizarre that something built for speed makes you wait on every Back Button press.
It's a Sony Vaio touchscreen laptop i5 that came with Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1 about a year ago. Yesterday, the buttons in the available wireless connections stopped working. When you click on an available connection, they no longer provide the drop down that offers connect or disconnect.
Everything is up to date...connecting to LAN works fine.
Any way of deleting all the alleged 'Frequent' buttons from the foot of the screen when I go into IE. Obviously I've tried deleting them individually but they insist on returning. Ideally I'd like to get rid of 'Frequent' itself so more of my genuine 'Favourites' would show.
After installing Windows 8, I decided that I wanted to change my computer name. I followed the instructions online and changed it through Advanced System Settings. However, the old computer name keeps on showing up in Devices under Devices and Printers. I have looked at other posts in this forum
Just updated to Update 1 on Win 8.1 on two machines. When I open the PC Settings App from Start Screen or Taskbar all the options are ok except PC and devices. When I select this on the app menu the app crashes back to the desktop.I suspect it's the new Drive Manager in that menu option. Other machine works fine with this option.
I want to control my phone over bluetooth in windows 8 to listen music. any option to control the device? I have successfully paired the device. It was easily done in windows 7 but i cannot find such option in windows 8.
Why is one of my four internal hard drives listed as a Portable Device in Device Manager?
Removing it from Portable Devices does not remove it from Disk Drives and then it all looks normal and functions normal, until I scan devices or Windows reboots.
It also functions normal when it is listed in both spots, Disk Drives and Portable Devices, just annoys the hell out of me me that one drive is listed under Portable Devices, I want it gone from there.
On Windows 8, from time to time, all of my USB devices suddenly stop working, and the systray notifies that my "USB devices are not recognized." A reboot rectifies the problem, but the problem happens about once or twice a week.
Just a few weeks prior I had all of my USB devices going to a powered hub, which then was plugged into my computer. I happened to change motherboards from a Biostar 770E to an Asus M5A97 R2.0, which has plenty of USB ports. I hadn't bothered to eliminate the hub yet, and just as with the old motherboard, this one exhibited the "device not recognized" error. Ah ha, I thought! My USB hub has gone south.
So I threw it in the garbage, and plugged all of my USB devices directly into the motherboard (USB 3.0 portable drive, Logitech M705 wireless mouse, Belkin Wireless adapter, printer, and Remote Wonder. So I was quite surprised today when my USB devices dumped out, and Windows messaged me that my "USB devices are not recognized." I should note that I have installed AMD chipset drivers from the Asus website, as the board was quite unstable without them. With the Biostar, I opted not to install third party chipset drivers and it ran fine without them.
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. I think this was "Application information" service.
The problem is that now I can't run app called Turbo Service Manager to backup, services.msc, regedit, elevated cmd to use "net start", msconfig, even *.reg files won't launch. I can't launch Safe Mode through metro because my USB mouse and keyboard disconnects at the moment I should choose "4".
1. Run the CP in God Mode to try related applets. Volume Control Options and Volume Mixer will open. 2. Removed and refreshed all audio devices listed in the Device Manager. No errors. 3. Run control /name Microsoft.Sound and control mmsys.cpl from an elevated Command Prompt. The Command Prompt window blinks briefly, but the applets will not open. 4. System File Check sfc /scannow (no errors detected)
Running Windows 8 Pro with Media addon. Using the onboard sound from the Gigabyte motherboard. The sound plays fine on the current speakers, but I cannot change devices.
I was watching a TV show in my headphones, plugged it out for about an hour, plugged it back in during which time my Dell Inspiron 15 would have gone to sleep about 4 times.. I plug it back in after an hour and the music plays through the speakers and I looked up all solutions. None of them work. Checked my audio drives, disabled the speakers and enabled them back.. It is just a week old, my laptop.
My usb ports do not recognize some devices. Sometimes when I plug one device another one is unplugged., some times a specific usb port works, sometimes it doesn't. eg: when i unplug the mouse nw and plug it again it will stop working. if i plug another device eon a different usb port the mouse is disconnected. I went to control panel devices Manger and uninstalled every usb port and enable it again with no results.
I can't seem to get my profile to reliably sync to new devices or when I've tried clean installs on my main system. I have all settings checked to sync and the PCs are all trusted devices. Sometimes it will sync the desktop background and my profile picture, others it may sync some of my explorer settings. Sometimes it may not sync anything at all. My homegroup on any other devices also gets renamed to "winliveid_000" instead of the usual "firstname.lastname@example.org." I've yet to figure out why this happens as well. I've tried deleting the data and trying again, all with the same result.
This has honestly all been an issue ever since I've installed Windows 8 and I'm starting to dislike the profile sync altogether. If it cannot reliably sync my data and all of it, I don't understand it's usefulness. I've also run the account troubleshooting tool, which gives a cryptic message saying "The following settings are turning sync off: Personalization." It gives no further details that I can see or look into and all settings are on. I've taken a look at Windows 8.1 and it seems that you have no choice but to initially use your Microsoft account to sign in, which is troubling. If it cannot be fixed, I may have to delete my synced profile online every time I try to reinstall my main system.
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I had to restore to the factory Dell settings recently. After formatting the hard drive and re-installing windows 8 I noticed that the computer name in the devices and printers panel was Dell, Inc. instead of the computer name that I put in when re-installing windows. Is there a way to change the computer name in the devices and printers panel so that it matches the computer name in the system panel? I can change the computer name by going into the system panel but that doesn't change the name in the devices and printer panel.
I just updated to windows 8.1 yesterday all is good, today I receive a update for Advanced Micro Devices graphics adaptor WWDM1.2 AMD Radeon HD 75209. It failed came back as error 80070103 says trying to install a driver that's already installed or a driver of less compatible . So I looked in add and remove I do see a advanced micro device but I don't know if it's the same or better how do I find out. I also googled it and read that it's never advised to update drivers threw windows update, go directly to the makers web site so how did this happen and what should I do?
I have recently purchased a new HP Officejet Pro 8620 and am currently having problems actually using it.
I have already installed the full-feature driver from the HP website but the printer does not appear in devices and printers. However my printer does appear in print dialog and the device manager. I have tried adding the printer through devices and printers but it has no effect.
When I try to print anything through print dialog or any application for that matter no print job is sent. Basically I can't print anything from my computer now.
I have already re-installed the driver multiple times only to come up with similar results. This is for my main computer which is a HP Envy dv7. Also I have connected to the printer via the wireless router option.
However for my second computer which is a Dell XPS 12 everything worked fine right from the start which also connected to the printer wirelessly.
I have a weird issue in which after a boot of the machine it will take some time for USB devices to become initialized, yes... this includes my USB keyboard and mouse. So essentially even though the system may be up and running at the user logon screen, I have to wait five seconds until I can type my password in on my USB connected keyboard.