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Left mouse button/touchpad tap acting as right button click, right MB not functional

Q: Left mouse button/touchpad tap acting as right button click, right MB not functional

Man this feels weird. I'm usually the one giving help, not asking for it lol.


HP Pavilion dv7
Win7 Professional x64

This problem started after I left my computer on sleep for a couple hours. When I woke it up, the touchpad taps and left mouse button clicks brought up the right-click context menu and nothing on the taskbar responded to the cursor hovering over it. Also for some reason pressing the Windows key on the keyboard wouldn't bring up the Start menu. The only way I've found to correct this is to plug in a USB mouse and press the right MB on it. I also was able to fix it one time by uninstalling the Synaptics drivers and letting Windows restart and find the mouse, but after trying to reinstall the Synaptics drivers then uninstalling them again after the problem reappeared this method no longer works. In either case left click functionality is restored but there is no right click functionality period on the touchpad/buttons. However the USB mouse that I plug in works normally. Also after left click is restored, everything on the taskbar and elsewhere responds as it should with the exception of not being able to right click on anything (which sucks in W7). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Synaptics drivers to see if that would fix it but after reinstalling them and restarting, the problem came back. Another thing I've noticed is that even with the Synaptics drivers installed the vertical scroll area doesn't respond. All the settings are as they should be for clicking, tapping, scrolling, etc in the device settings.
Saturday, Comodo Internet Security ran its scheduled scan and found nothing. I ran another scan after this issue arose and still didn't find anything. I will get HJT later on today (bad internet connection at the moment) and post its log to rule out any remote malware possibility.

Thanks in advance for your help. I'd like to try and get a solution before having to deal with HP support.


1. Computer left on sleep for a period of time
2. Upon resume, left clicks by tap or button press acted as a right click. Ever since, problem reappears at bootup.
3. Only way to fix is to connect an external USB mouse and press the right mouse button on it.
4. Everything on taskbar unresponsive, Windows button on keyboard will not bring up the Start menu until the above is done.
5. Was able to correct it once by uninstalling Synaptics drivers, restarting, and letting Windows find the device. Touchpad/left mb would work fine after booting and everything except for being able to right click anything, but after reinstalling Synaptics drivers and uninstalling them again after the problem reappeared, this no longer fixes the problem.
6. After left click functionality is restored, no right click functionality whatsoever using right button on pad.
7. Vertical scroll area on touchpad also is nonfunctional.
8. External USB mouse works perfectly fine.
9. Two scans ran with up-to-date Comodo Internet Security, both found nothing.
10. HJT will be run later and log posted.

Preferred Solution: Left mouse button/touchpad tap acting as right button click, right MB not functional

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Left mouse button/touchpad tap acting as right button click, right MB not functional

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I have windows 7 and a dell inspiron 1545.

When using both my mouse and my touch pad the cursor does a left click without a button being pressed approximately every five seconds.

I have downloaded some drivers from dell but this did not solve the problem.

The computer originally ran window's vista.

Thanks guys!!!

A:Touchpad and mouse do left click without button being pressed

Do you want to use the mouse and the touch pad at the same time?
If not there is normally a hotkey (FN + the touchpad icon) to disable the touchpad when using the mouse.

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Hello, I'm having a problem with my Thinkpad L430. The right bottom button on the Touchpad is registering as a left click rather than a right click (which normally brings up the pop-up menu. It is enabled and is set to this in the Elan software. I've also tried changing the command, however it simply doesn't work. When I click the 'mouse button reverse' option in Windows, the left click brings up the pop-up menu, so it probably isn't a software issue but to get a second opinion would be great. I have all of the latest drivers and software updates, and the Elan software is set up to default. I have also completely reinstalled Windows and rolling back to an earlier driver version, but it still isn't working. Any advice on how to make the right button work again would be greatly appreciated! I'm running Windows 7. Thanks.

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I have a brand-new EliteBook 840 running Windows 10. The left touchpad button sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. It's like this: If I click a second time (or a third time) with the left button, without having moved the cursor (not double click, but two separated clicks), then the computer doesn't respond to the click. If I click by tapping on the touchpad area (instead of pressing the button) then everything is fine. But I don't like tapping! If I click with an external mouse connected via USB then everything is fine. If I move the cursor and then click, then it works. The problem is very annoying because each time the computer doesn't respond to the clicks, I have to move the cursor and then click again.

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Dell Inspiron 17R 5737: A few months ago the left click button of the touchpad got deflated from bottom left edge and the click got sticky, if I clicked on right top edge, it worked sometimes but mostly left click stayed pressed.
I opened the laptop and found that the small plastic attached to the button, which inflates it back is broken. I tried to fix it using glue but it didn't work. As it was part of the whole Palmrest thus I ordered a new palmrest. After receiving the new palmrest, I detached the buttons circuit and touchpad circuit from the old palmrest and attached it to the new palmrest.
Strangely now, the left click button is partially sticky, if I click on the left half of the button it sticks, if I click on the right half of the button it works properly 90% of the time. The button is no more deflated and it inflates and deflates properly on clicking, there is nothing broken in the new palmrest, the clicking sound is fine, there is just 1 button for left click then how it is working differently for left half and right half, that I am not able to understand.
Next step can be to order new buttons circuit but I am not sure if this will fix the problem.
This is my work laptop thus it is effecting my work and time quite badly, any help will be highly appreciated.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L4550-S5976 running under Windows 7. When I start it up (and if I catch it at the right time), the touchpad buttons work fine for a few minutes. After the machine completely boots, the touchpad button problems start - the left button performs as the right button and the right button does nothing.

On a lark, I plugged in a USB mouse and rebooted. When I do that, the mouse works fine AND the touchpad buttons work properly. Carrying around a mouse isn't always convenient so I'd like to have the machine work as expected.

I tried updating the touchpad drivers - that did not fix the problem. I even reinstalled Windows 7 on the machine - that did not fix the problem either.

Any ideas what I could do next to fix this problem?

Thanks, Brian

A:Touchpad Left button does Right Button actions and Right Button does nothing

try in safe mode, that may work. if it does, remove programs that run on startup one by one until you find the one causing the issue

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How can I simulate a left button mouse click without specifying the handle of the button that it is clicking. The following works if I want to simulate a click on the command1 button.

y = SendMessage(command1.hwnd, WM_LBUTTONDOWN, 0, ByVal 0&)
x = SendMessage(command1.hwnd, WM_LBUTTONUP, 0, ByVal 0&)

However, I am using the SetCursorPos api, and I would just like to send a mouse down/up command to click at the point that I specify. How can I do this?

A:How can I simulate a left button mouse click?

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The left mouse button on the U31.70 laptop I have ocassionally will stay stuck down after being pressed.  It is very intermittent and sometimes the laptop is fine for a few days, but then every so often it seems to happen a great deal.  t has done it from a few months old and it will soon be out of warranty,  I have updated the touchpad drivers, but this has made no difference. Is this a known fault with this model?

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I am running Windows 10 (Creators Update) and have been doing so for quite a while on a laptop. Recently, whilst playing a game, I was clicking the touchpads left hand button (mouse1) rapidly until suddenly it stopped working completely.

In addition, tapping to activate mouse 1 is also not working with the touchpad. Right clicking is still working and mouses are also working properly.

When I looked to see what the touchpad was doing (and if any of the buttons were activated) I noticed that it says the left side button is always being clicked and held (even though I'm not pressing nor holding it)?

Is there some way of fixing this or has the hardware completely broke?


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Hi all I am sure you all have one point in time faced this issue but lately I am having serious problem with my left mouse button click. Whenever I click on anything its automatically double clicks it like I am selecting a file and instead it opens it or im dragging file and it makes it difficult to drag it or opens it instead now its got to a point that its irritating i simply have to about 4-5 times where only it needs to be clicked once.

I have changed the setting in the mouse options in the control panel as well as have tried cleaning the mouse multiple time but its still the same I do have a Logitech touchpad that I am using to avoid this issue at the moment I do have setpoint from Logitech installed and please dont ask me to uninstall and reinstall setpoint as last time around it gave me nightmares just to get it uninstalled and reinstall it after hours of googling the reinstall issue with me any idea what can be the problem.

A:Issue with double click of left mouse button

It happens. My 2 G500's both started this problem after a while. Try on another computer and if it does it there too then you need to get it fixed with warranty/ or take to a repair person if you have such shops in Pakistan.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, the left click button on the mouse was sticking, in the process of cleaning this out with air I popped the silver top area off. I can put this back together, but the button seems to be indented more than the right button and does not click properly. I feel that something underneath is worn out, is this a repair that I could possible get parts for and perform myself? Thanks in advance! wings555

A:broken left click button on laptop mouse

Are you talking about the touch pad or a seperate mouse?

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hey guys,
please help me as this problem is screewing me up.

when ever i click the left mouse button to open any file or programs,it doesnot respond.After clicking it for 8 or nine times then it responds.others all the keys of the the keyboard and the right mouse button are working fine..please help me how to get thru this problem..in short to say left mouse click is unresponsive.have to click 8,9 times to open up something

thanks in advance

PS:the problem even arises when i start the pc in safe mode.i did disk clean up,tune up,everything which i expected to help but it DIDNOT help.so please guys help me

A:.URGENT help neeede.Left mouse Button click becoming very unresponsive

Is this a laptop touchmouse? Or a normal mouse with a cord?

If mouse with cord:does this mouse work if attached to another machine?
does another mouse work if attached to your system?

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I recently purchased an XPS 15 9550 and I need middle mouse click in some of my applications. Under touchpad settings, It only allows mapping 3-finger click to Cortana or Activity Center. Does anyone know how I can get the touchpad to send a middle mouse click to my applications?  On previous laptops I have owned, they typically included a Synaptics touchpad, which always made it easy to perform this mapping using a 3-finger click, but it seems like Dell has included something custom and no such options appear to be available. Any help would be appreciated.

A:How to map 3-finger touchpad click to middle mouse button

Its nothing else than horrific creating a premium working ultrabook that doesn't provide a meriad of touchpad gestures. Not even middle mouse button klick ... frequently used to open links in a new tab.
I completely dont understand.
There is a way to customize it though:
worked for me

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Whether it's a new spreadsheet, or an existing one, when you click anywhere on the sheet, it acts like your clicking down the left mouse button and dragging. All cells within the movement of the mouse are being selected.

Replaced the mouse, which was wireless, with a PS2 Mouse, and still have the problem.

Running Windows 2K prof SP4

MS Office 98.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Excel - Symptom [left mouse button click hold]

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I have a Windows 7 and I use an ALPS touch pad driver and all of a sudden the left button on the touchpad now is a right button (opens the right click menu).

Any ideas how to fix this?

P.S. I have two sets of buttons one above and one below the touchpad, it is the one above the touchpad that has the problem while the one below it is fine.

A:My left touchpad button turned into a right button!!!

I actually just updated the driver software and it worked

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I have a Windows 7 and I use an ALPS touch pad driver and all of a sudden the left button on the touchpad now is a right button (opens the right click menu).

Any ideas how to fix this?

P.S. I have two sets of buttons one above and one below the touchpad, it is the one above the touchpad that has the problem while the one below it is fine.


A:My left touchpad button turned into a right button!!!

If you have a mouse, you can use it to delete the touch pad driver and re-install it.

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I am having an issue with the responsiveness of the left-click button on my Microsoft Sculpt mouse. I often have to left-click on an item (e.g.  menu item, hyperlink) several times before it responds. I do not have any issues with right-click or scrolling.
I have taken the following actions:
-Replaced the batteries
-Ensured no physical obstruction (i.e. debris)
-Uninstalled the driver software and installed the software from the Microsoft website
-Confirmed button assignment is correct
I am running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit on a Surface Pro 3.
Thanks in advance!

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Using window 10 and everything was fine and one day lost the icon tray when right clicking the start button. Did a sfc scannow and came up:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios

Error: 0x800f081f
The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log


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Hi!I've bought the new Dell Vostro 3568 with Ubuntu but I'd decided to install Mint 18.1.Now the right button of my touchpad works like I am clicking on the left one.How can I fix this problem?
P.S. When I have reversed the mouse for the left-handed, the both buttons became "right" with menu function.
P.S.S. In Windows-10 the touchpad works properly.

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I turned on my 6 months old Acer Aspire One as usual and realised that something was wrong with my mouse. The left button simply doesn't work. Neither does tapping the touchpad. Nothing happens no matter how many times I push or tap. I can move the cursor around just fine and the right mousebutton still works. I can also plug in a USB mouse and use that instead.
I have checked the mouse properties. Under the tab "Hardware" the mouse is listed "Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad", and the unit status says it works correctly. I also checked the preferences, and both tapping and buttons are activated and set to normal.
I have tried restarting, removing the battery and Fn-F7 without any luck.
I have also tried switching preferences to left-handed - that gave a funny result: Both the right button and tapping the touchpad functioned like a right-click except now they could also for instance close a window and open the start-menu. The left-button still didn't have any function what so ever.
Hope someone can help me.

A:left button not working on synaptics touchpad

I would suggest replacing the touchpad and buttons.

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Hey,As in topic i got problem with touchpad. Laptop is new like 1 week, I didnt check it at the start cause i use mouse all the time. I updated drivers for touchpad and i checked all settings i know. Anyone can help?

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Hello!Using Win 10 64 bitLenovo Driver 29 May 15 installed. My left and right touchpad buttons aren't registering. I can scroll, tap to click, use gestures... I can't right click or left click on icons however.  It also makes it impossible to click and drag.  I've searched forums....can't find anyone with this specific problem.  Ideas?  Thank you!  

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Hello, My touchpad left button was working 30% of the times those days, so I opened it and cleaned it (there was dust).How to reassemble it? I guess part #2 goes on the round green circle, and I tried, and it works. How to reassemble #1, #3, #4 ? Thanks in advace. Here is the photo:        

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Hello there!I am experiencing this particular problem since a few days and I have been wondering wether there isn't a software that could help me diagnoze wether my x250's TouchPad's left button is broken or not. Everything was working swell a day ago.The TouchPad itself, as well as the middle and right button are working.If someone has any ideas how this could be solved, please throw them at me.How do I find out wether the laptop detects the button even?Thanks a lot.

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Hi there,

I just got a new gaming mouse, an Anker 4000 DPI one from Amazon and i've been having this problem for the week i've had this and it's that the left mouse button doesn't like to work. I've tried doing most things like checking if Click Lock has been turned on, re-installing drivers and doing that power management thing in the USB Root Hub in Device Manager. I've tried the mouse on my dads laptop and no problems at all.

Any idea?

A:Help, left click button isn't working

Hi .. Did you Download the Driver from the Manufactures Website ? ... I assume the Mouse has Software have you tried Uninstalling that just and not the Driver and then Re-Install ? ....

Also have you Posted on the Anker Support site ? ...

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Well I sure can't find where to post this.  It's not a question it's a solution to a problem that was driving me nuts and I wanted other people to know this. If your touchpad left button stops working and not for the usual reasons - this is what will make it work again.1.  Unplug power cord if plugged in 2.  Remove battery3.  Hold down start button for about 20 seconds4.  Put in battery5.  Reboot I would actually like the whole world to know this as I have googled countless times and never found a solution that works.  I have the Acer Aspire One - not one of the locations listed either. Hope this helps someone!  DonnaB

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Hello, The left button on my Synaptics Touchpad doesn't work when I'm pressing a key on the keyboard. Initially, I thought it was a PalmCheck problem, but that feature was already disabled. The right click works fine and so does the touchpad itself. The only problem is the left button. I tried reinstalling an updated driver, but that didn't fix the problem. I tried the generic Synaptics driver and both the HP Windows 8 and 8.1 versions. They all worked fine for all touchpad functions except for the left button which still doesn't work when I'm pressing a keyboard key. I tried using a wireless mouse and the left click worked fine so the problem is only with the touchpad.  

A:Left touchpad button doesn't work when the keyboard is in us...

Same thing for me too, and I really want it fixed. I'm using an HP Pavillion Windows 8.1 Laptop, and using the same TouchPad as you. Kudos for you!

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When i click them in interent explorer i get the scroll thing. i can't access my shortcut menu, or highlight anything. I went to control panel and both buttons are enabled and i tried reseting everything and they still don't work. I have a dell insipiron 1440 running windows vista. Anyone have any ideas???

A:Solved: Left and Right button on touchpad wont work

There is a separate touchpad driver as well as the mouse driver. If you see no separate settings in Control Panel, try reinstalling the driver from the Dell site.

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I hope this topic is in the correct forum.

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 which was brand new when purchased at the end of December. I was using it fine until yesterday, when I went to click the IE shortcut and noticed it wasn't working. Everything else works (hover, point, scroll) just the left click button has stopped functioning. The mouse is clean.

Does anyone have any ideas what may be wrong and how to fix it?


A:The left click button just stopped working...? Help?

Hi and welcome

Maybre try some of these suggestions? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321122

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I accidently triggered a W10 upgrade from W7 and for a time (couple of days) things seemed fine now the Start, Search and Task View Buttons won't respond to a left mouse click.

Any ideas?

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU 3.40GHz
16GB Ram
64Bit OS

A:Start Button won't respond to left click

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Need your help with this issue. The left clicker on my laptop is not working. I have tried checking the touchpad settings and it seems to be working fine. I have tried restarting the laptop too and still left click is not working.
What could be the possible solution for this?
Thank you.

A:Left Click Button on E7450 is not working

Does the button physically produce a tactile click?  

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could someone please help me?
it's an acer extensa 5635Z, and whenever i use the left or right click buttons my laptop just shuts down as if i was holding the power button down.

i need to know asap, i've got uni work to do, and i can't do it properly :/

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I just received my X1 Carbon and am noticing something unusual about the left thumb mouse button (is that what it's called?)  Anyways I find myself often hitting the far-right edge of the left-button (practically touching the middle thumb button) and I'm finding that it does not register.  Similarly if I hit the far-left edge of that button, it doesn't register either... my thumb needs to depress the center of that button in order for it to work.  This issue doesn't happen with the right-button... I can hit the far-left and far-right edge of that and it will work fine. There is something weird about the left thumb button though... it is definitely higher in height than the right thumb button.  Seems like a fit & finish issue. Does anyone else have this problem? 

A:X1 carbon - left thumb click button

I found the following information for the X1 Carbon User Guide, I hope it is helpful! I believe the Left Click button is what you are referring to when you said the Left thumb mouse button, close enough; I knew what you were referring to and that's all that really matters
Page 23 and 24:

Using the TrackPoint pointing device
The TrackPoint pointing device consists of a pointing stick 1 on the keyboard and three click buttons at the bottom of the keyboard. To move the pointer 5 on the screen, you apply pressure to the nonslip cap on the pointing stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard; the pointing stick itself does not move. The speed at which the pointer moves depends on the pressure you apply to the pointing stick. The functions of the left 4 and right 2 click buttons correspond to those of the left and right mouse buttons on a conventional mouse. The TrackPoint center button 3 called the scroll bar, enables you to scroll Web pages or documents in any direction with no need to use the graphic scroll bars on the side of the window.
Try custominzing the settings to see if makes a difference for the for clicking the Left click button.
You can customize the TrackPoint pointing device and its buttons as follows:
? Switch the functions of the left and right buttons.
? Change the sensitivity of the TrackPoint pointing device.
? Enable the Press-to-Select function.
? Enable the TrackPoint Scrolling Tips.
To customize the settings of th... Read more

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The left click above the track pad doesn't seem to properly register my click unless I press hard or at a certain spot or angle.  Is this something that can be fixed without an RMA? Where is the closest repair centre in Toronto?

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Hi - my 3 month old Hannspree netbook ran into a sudden problem today. My left click on the touch pad started to behave as a right click, and the right click has stopped working all together. It had been working fine this morning, and I stepped away from the computer for an hour, and when I got back it was completely dysfunctional. I have made no hardware changes, and no recent software changes. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition. Help?!

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Just recently observed that the right-click button on my touchpad is not working. This just happened today. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR280E laptop and am using Vista. I've checked the device manger, drivers are up to date, no yellow exclamation marks.

Here is what I've tried:

- reinstalled Original Alps Driver and restarted
- reinstalled Original Alps Driver a second time using Windows Back up and Recover
- made sure the mouse settings in Control Panel were correct

I think it could possibly be a hardware issue as pressing the right click key is not responding or opening any options, however, I haven't spilled anything on it or dropped it. My last option is to ship it off to Sony but my warranty expired a few months ago, and I looked at the price list and it is crazy expensive.

Please help!

A:Right click button on touchpad not working

it is probabaly bad then
this may help it wont fix the button but you can use one of the corners to use as a right click{shortcut menu}
follow the link to the driver from here

uninstall existing driver first through add and remove programs

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HiI am getting very frustrated with this problem and I would love it if someone were to help me out. I prefer to use my touchpad by clicking with my thumb and then dragging with my index finger. However, the bottom of the touchpad still has touch input so when I want to click and drag, it doesn't always work or the mouse doesn't move smoothly. This is because the touchpad thinks I want to move the mouse with my thumb, and doesn't read the input from my index finger. In order to solve this, I would like to find a way to disable the touchpad in only the bottom (i.e. create a deadzone), so that it only reads clicking inputs, and not touch input. If anyone knows how to do this please tell me! Thank you!

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My X1 Carbon (4th gen) runs Windows 10 (64-bit). When I click the middle TrackPoint button to scroll (with the red TrackPoint mouse), I am able to scroll, but this always opens the Windows start/search menu. If the cursor is far enough to the right of the screen, I can scroll just fine with the Start menu open, but I would like to disable whatever it is that is making the middle button open the start menu. Thanks

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Hi all

I have an Equium P300-16T with a Synaptics touchpad.
A few months back I had the following problem. As soon as I touch the touchpad, or left/right button, the icon appears to show the left button as being depressed; it would be fine up until this point. I updated the drivers, tried a system restore, checked under the touchpad button for obstructions etc and nothing changed.
I did a completely fresh reinstall of Windows ... still the same problem. I suspected a faulty touchpad, so contacted Topaz for a replacement touchpad, fitted that and still the same problem.

Sooooo ... having eliminated faulty drivers/software/hardware, I'm running out of ideas. Is there anything else I can check?

Works fine with a USB mouse.



A:Equium P300-16T with Synaptics touchpad. Left button stuck?

> As soon as I touch the touchpad, or left/right button, the icon appears to show the left button as being depressed; it would be fine up until this point

I think you should check the settings.
In Control Panel -> Mouse -> Last tab (Advanced) -> Advanced settings button

Here you should be able to get all touchpad settings.
In my case I found interesting function in Pointer speed and tapping settings.

There is a taping area and if you enable taping you could get a access to other tapping settings.
The option is called DragLock? in my case its set to Auto release and auto release delay is set to short.
Recommend checking this!

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i have windows 7 ultimate, with kaspersky internet security,
Its not a gaming machine.
since today i noticed that i click twice on the icon internet explorer ou microsoft outlook and does not open,i must do open with right button.
What is happening ?
I have a kvm switch with usb and audio support for 2 pcs.
The mouse is a microsoft optical, i tried with a different mouse and its the same, on windows xp on the other pc works ok.

A:left mouse button

Hi! fjabrantes, welcome to W7F

Mouse Button - Vista Forums

Go to >Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Mouse

And make sure, the Switch Primary and Secondary button box is un-checked

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Hello I just recieved my New HP W2N18UA#ABA laptop from QVC.  I am having an issue with the left button.  When clicking on something I sometimes have to click on it twice.  The firs click sometimes does not work.  Anyone have any suggestions to fix this?  Thanks in advance for your help.

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The left click button on the touchpad of my Acer Aspire One Netbook recently stopped working properly. It won't let me click ( except sometimes after pressing the button repeatedly), and when it does, it highlights everything on the page and drags the links I try to click. I can't get it out of drag mode, and trying to use the scroll bar is hell because it won't stop scrolling. I think the left click button is stuck.

I've had the computer for three years, and up until a few weeks ago, I'd never had this problem. I don't want to send it back to Acer or buy any new parts. Is there any solution to this problem?

A:Left Click Button Not Working on Acer Aspire One

Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals and see if Touch Pad is disabled, if so, using your arrow key Enable it. Save and Exit. (it probably is already enabled)
Go to the Acer Driver page Acer | Download find your model and download the Touch Pad Driver.
Go to the Control Panel/Mouse (or touchpad) and adjust the sensitivity.

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Ive got a problem with my laptop thats only started in the past couple of days an I'm not sure what it is or how to fix it :S, the problem is that i cant use the keys more than once without using the left click buton on the touch pad for example without left clicking the button such words as facebok michele helo an even deleting more than one leter wont work but if i write facebo click the left key i can continue with ok like facebook, its very frustrating hope you understand what i mean an hope someone can help

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Hey all,

I just installed Windows 7 earlier today. The install went fine, until right near the end. I had to click 'next' to a question, which I had already done a few times, but this time the tab was not responding. I tried again and again, then finally just hovered over the tab and pressed enter on my keyboard which did the trick.

Now that the OS is up and running, everything is working fine but I just have one problem. My left mouse button is doubling up as a 'back' button. So if I am in a folder and want to double click a new folder, or even if I just left click on empty space, it will take me backwards one folder. A nightmare in internet explorer aswell.

For the time being Ive switched the two buttons around, so I have an action button, but no right click (on the left mouse button now) anymore.

Ive tried installing the original drivers, and in compatibility for Vista, but nothing seems to fix the problem. Anybody have any suggestions? Id be real grateful to hear them


Oh and the mouse is a Logitech LX7 wireless.


A:Logitech wireless mouse - crazy left mouse button

Have you tried the mouse on a different machine?

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Hi, I want to know how I can assign left clicking the start button in Windows 8.1 to open the search bar instead of the start screen. I know that the search bar can be opened with Win+S or right click->search but I like just left clicking with my mouse once to get to search.

I was thinking that there may be a registry file that I can modify to make this change. Any idea where to look?

A:Change left click start button to open search bar

Hello TrantaLocked, welcome to Windows EightForums!

If you click on 'Start' then begin typing, the search bar will appear automatically. From the drop down menu above the bar you have the option of where to search.

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Win10 V.1511 and V.1607.
Example TaskBar Button - File Explorer

If you open an instance of File Explorer, then click the task bar button again, File explorer window minimizes. If you right click, a popup opens with Pinned, Frequent, and File Explorer. If you click on File Explorer, another instance of Explorer will open.

If you open an instance of File Explorer and then, hold down the "Shift" key and left click the File Explorer TaskBar button again, another instance of file explorer will open.

This works with most any application that can run in multiple instances. At some time in the past (i.e. probably Win7 era) I found a way to make individual Task bar buttons work as if the shift key was pressed (i.e. each Left Click would always open another instance of the app). After upgrading to Win10 and subsequently after loading the anniversary updates, I managed to lose that function. Since I've slept once or twice since setting this up, I no longer remember how I did it.

So to my question, Does anyone know of a setting or registry hack that will make a taskbar button function as if the shift key is pressed when it is left clicked?

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