When I close the laptop (fold the screen down), or put the laptop to sleep by pressing the sleep button, and then later open the screen back up to use my laptop again, very often my mouse pointer has turned into a Magnifying Glass icon. If I try to move the mouse by using the Touchpad, instead of moving the mouse pointer, it zooms in or out of whatever window is open (ex. If a website is open, the text will get bigger or smaller. If I'm just at my desktop, the shortcut icons get bigger or smaller. Same functionality of the traditional Zoom.) The left and right click functions work like a mouse pointer would, but since I can't move the pointer, that doesn't help me much. Every time this happens, it lasts for several minutes no matter what I do. I have to either wait it out or manually turn off the laptop and reboot.
This is a brand new HP dm3-1040us laptop. I have not done much with it. Only new software installed is firefox 64bit. This is my first Windows 7 PC. I checked the magnifyer settings under control panel, Ease of Access, and pointer settings. Nothing seem to be related with the pointer turning into a magnifyer. The magnifier option works.
Another less important question is that I moved some photos as background. But the option of maintaining aspect ratio doesn't work. It always stretch to the aspect ratio of the display-1366x768.