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Captain Placid asks: What annoying things do significant others, workmates and other people in general do that drive you up the wall? Do you want to kill your other half over their obsessive fridge magnet collection? Driven to distraction over your manager's continued use of Comic Sans (The Font of Champions)? Tell us.

(, Thu 4 Oct 2012, 12:11)
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Those little mouse-pad things on the front of laptops
find that it's moved the cursor to a totally different part of the screen. They're placed exactly where you'll catch them with your wrist or palm and set so that the lightest accidental touch works like a click, so all of a sudden when you're typing you
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 11:25, 8 replies)
Trackpoints are the only sane way to use a laptop.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 11:52, closed)
Clicks oh yeshard

mine off to turn ihad
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 12:26, closed)
Fat hands,
or stubby fingers?
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 13:03, closed)
You can turn trackpads off, you know.
But then you have to carry a mouse, unless you have a laptop with both a nubbin and a trackpad.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 16:38, closed)
I have a wireless mouse, but two laptops
I suppose I need a sort of wireless USB KVR if that sort of thing exists
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 17:06, closed)
I jsut turn mine off when I'll be typing for a while with Fn and F9.
Also, I have this really cool "pointing stick" in the middle of my keyboard, but it's not so obtrusive that it gets in the way. God, I love my 8 year old laptop :)
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 17:56, closed)

my laptop has a button to disable the trackpad when you type. look for that in your next laptop purchase. or get a proper computer.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 10:41, closed)
Like everyone else...
I disable mine. It annoys the fuck outta me when it mysteriously turns itself on occasionally though.
(, Tue 9 Oct 2012, 15:41, closed)

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