Once again thank you for all your ideas and input. Finally got some control over the 'console' under the 'all messages' heading and saw some activity on 'remote wakeup' and the _setMultitouchReport error and subsequent 'Could not send DATA command via interruput channel.' Then I decomissioned the touch pad and things have settled down completely for the last few hours without any of the selecting everything moused over. Should have been more thorough with testing the touchpad (I was just taking it out of the room) and ultimately removed its batteries. I will miss it. Maybe the A store can address this. Many Thanks again, I was ready to pitch the whole thing off the deck for a final reboot.