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Click Start/Control Panel andlook for the Mouse and open it to check the mouse properties. Make sureyou don't have the touchpad disabled.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad on or off by clicking on thebutton that is located at the top of the touch pad in the middle.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad by tapping twice in the upperleft hand corner of the touchpad.
Some models will require a keystroke to toggle the touchpad. Press andHold the ALT or FN function key located at the lower left portion of thekeyboard, then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The correct key tohit will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square that represents thetouchpad.
Download and reinstall the touch pad drivers.Get online and got towww.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support"(without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Lookfor downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system whenrequested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.
You can try updating the software for the touch pad but the most likely problem is you have a bad touch pad. Touch pads don't necessarily go all at once. You lose some functionality. In your case, it would appear you are able to to point and move the cursor. You didn't mention, does the touchpad respond when you tap it to hit ENTER instead of hitting the ENTER key itself. This is 1 area that will commonly lose function over time as well.
Start by navigating to the 'Control Panel':
--> Open the 'Start Menu' --> Click 'Control Panel'
Then open your 'Mouse Properties':
--> Click 'Mouse'
(You may have to click 'Switch to Classic View' before this option is enabled.)
To disable the tap-to-click function:
Click the 'Device Settings' tab at the top of the 'Mouse Properties' screen, and then click the 'Settings' button.--> Select 'Tapping' --> Remove the check from the box labeled 'Enable Tapping' Press 'OK' to save your settings.
On the bottom bar by the clock, if your computer is newer there should
be a small icon that controls your mouse. Simply right click on it and
check the box "tap to click" or similar. Hope this helps! Please rate me if i am helpful. Thank you.
It sounds like the touchpad is working ok but probably needs some setting(s) adjusted. The touchpad settings can be accessed through the windows control panel. But before going to the control panel it's useful to review the touchpad basics for single and double clicking. They are as follows: •Tap once on the main touchpad for single click. •Tap twice for double click. •The lighter the touch, the better the response. •Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.
•Opening the Control Panel The Windows Control Panel can be opened by: Selecting *Start > Control Panel (on Windows Vista) - OR - Start > Run > Type 'Control' and select OK (on Windows XP) *The Enter key may be used on the keyboard in place of touchpad clicking*
In the Control Panel, do the following: •Select Mouse [Enter] (Brings up the touchpad properties sheet) •Look at the Buttons tab in the touchpad properties sheet. •Adjust the settings and test the touchpad until you get the response you desire.
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If u are having Synaptics Driver....then check that Tapping is enabled...
follow steps to know that: Open Control Panel.. Now Open Mouse Now click on tab "Device Settings" then Click on "Settings" a new window popups Click on "Tapping" which is listed on the corner of the window Now after clicking on it...on the right...check that there is "Tapping Enabled or not" if not...click on that White box... and Apply then ok Done :)
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