Category Archives: Windows

MateBook X Pro Touchpad Rattle Fix

If your Huawei MateBook X Pro's touchpad is loose and rattles when you tap on it, try sticking a piece of paper between the touchpad and the frame. You might not need to remove the battery like I did, but if you do, the heatsink plate has to come off first, which is a hassle. You do NOT need to take out the touchpad itself to perform this mod.

Some clarifications about the video:

  • The ID card is to support the touchpad from underneath, or else you'd just be hammering the chassis.
  • You can also try putting something about the thickness of printer paper under the tabs, if you're not comfortable with hammering.

Credits to u/unknown_soldier_!

Logitech Options Update Breaks Smooth Scrolling

Problem:

Updating Logitech Options to version 6.70.1055 (Aug 31) made smooth scrolling in Windows 10 apps (such as Edge) extremely unresponsive. Version 6.70.1197 (Sep 14) does not address this issue.

Workaround:

If you have the same problem, please help raise awareness on the Logitech Community thread.

Meanwhile, you can uninstall the new version and reinstall version 6.62.210 from Logitech’s websitehttps://download01.logi.com/web/ftp/pub/techsupport/options/Options_6.62.210.exe

To prevent Logitech Options from annoying you with update notifications, click its “MORE” button, go to Software and uncheck “Automatically check for updates“.

Update Feb 1, 2019

Someone from Logitech Escalation Desk emailed me and sent me a new MX Master. But the problem persists even on the new unit!

Switch Equalizer APO Config with Autohotkey

This AutoHotkey script enables you to switch between Equalizer APO configurations with a keyboard shortcut.

F14::
 FileDelete, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
 FileAppend, Include: C:\Users\Brad331\OneDrive\Personal Projects\EQ\HE400i\HE400i EQ.txt, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
return
F15::
 FileDelete, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
 FileAppend, Include: C:\Users\Brad331\OneDrive\Personal Projects\EQ\Bedroom Stereo\November.txt, C:\Program Files\EqualizerAPO\config\config.txt
return

This switches between HE400i EQ.txt and November.txt by pressing F14 or F15. Replace the file path and name for yourself. You can more switchable configurations if you want.
This script needs to run as administrator. Use ElevatedShortcut to create an admin-permission shortcut to the AHK script and place the shortcut in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup . Now the script will automatically be running on system startup.