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Gateway NV52 ''left click'' button on touchpad (and double-click functionality of touchpad) is completely gone. Other than for that, the touchpad is completely normal, as is the ''right click'' button. System Restore did not work. Updating drivers from Gateway.com did not work. The button started to require me to press it really hard or repeatedly this week, and today it stopped working altogether. I purchased a USB mouse, which is inconvenient to have to use.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the exact same problem after 1 year of use. I think this is probably a manufacturers defect from being used 'too much' i am replacing the palmrest (to get a new touchpad)
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
you can try using the function key ( fn ) and the touch pad key on my acer it is the F7 key hold the fn key and press and release the touch pad key that will turn the touch pad mouse off and on also goto control panel / mouse and try switch primary and secondary see if that will make the right button work if not its probly hardware related and your best bet is to keep the external mouse going rather than fixing that one
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
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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Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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!
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Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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