I doubt it's problem with Vista, as it would probably be a pretty well known
issue by now. There are a couple of possible causes of this issue I can
As a bit of background information, hitting the winkey+m will minimize open
Windows, and winkey+d will minimize them as well as the gadget bar. I state
this because it is possible that something you are doing could be causing
that keystroke combination, or the system "thinks" that one of those
combinations has been struck. This could include one key being stuck, or
fingers straying on the keyboard.
The more likely explanation is the touchpad driver. I'd rollback any that
have been installed and get a fresh one from Toshiba to install. There is
also the possibility that something is shorting/opening in the circuitry -
this would require service by a technician.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"SB" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On a new Toshiba notebook Satellite A135 w/ Vista once in a while a simple
> movement of a finger on the touch pad will cause the current screen to
> minimize to the task bar regardless of where the cursor may be at the
> time. I've tried to re-create the problem by moving around on the touch
> pad and clicking on screens etc, but it only does it when IT wants to.
> While not a gamer, I fooled around with one of the on-board games called
> Mahjong. while playing the game the screen will minimize (smaller) and a
> few mintues later maximize and this happens perhaps 4-5 times over the
> course of the game. In this instance it does not minimize to the task
> bar, it just gets smaller and then jumps up maximized again.
> I noticed last time I did the Windows update that there was a Synaptics
> update for the touch pad. W/o researching that I just hoped that would
> fix it. I've also found nothing pertinent at the Toshiba forums. I tend
> to believe it may not be a problem w/ the touch pad but rather w/ Vista.
> Is this a problem that occurs with others? Any ideas or suggestions?
> Thanks group.