Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Laptop TrackPoint mouse

A TrackPoint is a mouse solution used with portable computers that was introduced by IBM on their ThinkPad in 1992. It is a small, isometric joystick that resembles a pencil's eraser head, located between the "G," "H," and "B" keys on the keyboard. This technology enables the user to keep their hands on the keyboard and still be able to control the mouse. The left and right buttons for this mouse are commonly located under the spacebar. The picture shows an example of the TrackPoint.


A TrackPoint may also be called a nub, pointing stick, style pointer, or track stick.


For those who enjoy this type of mouse, there are desktop keyboards with a TrackPoint.

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