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Touchpad won't click

My touchpad won't click , it is moving around and I had a boot failure , I have to use the buttons below the touchpad instead

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  • orthis Jul 09, 2008

    I have a Gateway and just out of the blue my touchpad will not respond to tapping. It does all the mouse functions perfectly but I have ot use the buttons to do enter and make a spot.

  • smerylb1 Jan 03, 2009

    I have an HP and my touch pad is also having problems. I can move the mouse and scroll up and down, but i can't click.

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    tanyafama Aug 12, 2012

    thank you canyouhearit!

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If you have synaptics heres a solution:
Go to the Synaptics icon in the notification area Right click it and wait for a menu to open Once open find the "tap to click" option Tick it, mark it, check it (just make sure its selected Check to see if this allows you to click items with your mouse pad If so you've fixed the problem
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Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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    app_3rp80431 Dec 02, 2012

    thank you so much CANYOUHEARIT..

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Follow these steps to change the mouse settings.

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel. With Control Panel in Category View, click Printers and Other Hardware.
  2. In the Printers and Other Hardware window, click the Mouse icon.
  3. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click one of the tabs at the top, and then select the mouse settings you want to change.
  4. To save the changes, click OK.
This is the solution that I found on the Gateway help site and if fixed my issue. Follow these steps to change the touchpoint or touchpad settings.
  1. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click the Device Settings tab, and then click Settings.
  2. To modify a touchpad setting, click the + in front of the setting you want to change, and then select the setting you want to use.
  3. To save the changes, click OK.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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    pr3tty_tarz Jul 23, 2012

    thanks for the help my friend :))

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Sony Vaio laptop (PCG-61317L) once I start browsing the internet, the screen freezes and the mouse cursor disappears from screen. When I don't browse the internet, it sometimes does the same thing


The reason this is happening is that as you are typing; you're resting some weight on the thin plastic above the touchpad...which then makes contact and registers a 'click'; thus moving your cursor around. Or you're brushing your thumb against it when hitting the space key.

Some laptops are more susceptible to this than others. Some more modern laptops come with a button to turn the touchpad off to solve this very problem.

The only thing you can do about this is to disable the touchpad through the touchpad driver (down by the clock, usually) and use a mouse instead. Depending on how you use your laptop, this will be more or less inconvenient- if your laptop never leaves the desk; disable the touchpad and use a mouse...no problem. If you go mobile a lot, you'll have to enable and disable the touchpad all the time.

The other thing you can do is adapt your typing style so you don't put any weight on anything but the key you're pressing. This is quite difficult and uncomfortable, and is not recommended for long sessions.

Dec 01, 2012 | Sony VAIO VNCX1/B.CE Mouse

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The buttons of my laptops mouse pad are working .but it is unable to select any icon i.e., double click and clicks are not working even though the mouse pointer is moving over the screen


The model of the computer was not specified, so I am giving general advice. On the dell I am using at this very moment, if you go into control panel > mouse, there is an option to disable the touchpad buttons. Check around in here and see if you have something similar. If not, check device manager and see if you have a touchpad installed or just generic pointing device. If the driver is not installed, visit support.dell.com, download the driver, and install. The newer dells have a boot menu you can get to by pressing f12 on the dell logo, from here you may be able to select diagnostics and eventually get to a screen that will let you move around the mouse and click things, see if the buttons work in here. If you have problems in the diagnostics, you are looking at a hardware problem, if not, a software/driver problem.

Feb 26, 2011 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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Dell 1545...... How do you disable the touch pad.


If you double click on the touch pad icon in the task bar it will bring up the Dell Touchpad Settings. Then click "Device Select / Button Settings". There should be two tabs there. Make sure "Device Select" is selected, and at the bottom of this tab, there should be a check box that says "Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present".

If you cannot find those settings, they may also be in the BIOS. Try pressing F2 while booting and look around in the BIOS for a similar option.

Aug 15, 2010 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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Lost my left and right click capabilities


One of two things can be wrong: You may have to remove the keyboard and reseat the little ribbon cable that runs from the touchpad to the motherboard or the touchpad/keys may be bad--which means they must be replaced.

Mar 22, 2010 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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Trouble when typing on the keyboard on my sony vaio


The reason this is happening is that as you are typing; you're resting some weight on the thin plastic above the touchpad...which then makes contact and registers a 'click'; thus moving your cursor around.  Or you're brushing your thumb against it when hitting the space key.

Some laptops are more susceptible to this than others.  Some more modern laptops come with a button to turn the touchpad off to solve this very problem.

The only thing you can do about this is to disable the touchpad through the touchpad driver (down by the clock, usually) and use a mouse instead.  Depending on how you use your laptop, this will be more or less inconvenient- if your laptop never leaves the desk; disable the touchpad and use a mouse...no problem.  If you go mobile a lot, you'll have to enable and disable the touchpad all the time.

The other thing you can do is adapt your typing style so you don't put any weight on anything but the key you're pressing.  This is quite difficult and uncomfortable, and is not recommended for long sessions.

Mar 21, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGP-WKB1 Keyboard

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My touchpad jumps around or the arrow won't move


Keep the palms of your hands away from your touchpad.
Just being "close" to the touchpad is enough to move the mouse-pointer.

Dec 11, 2009 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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Dell 1525 touchpad not working


Hello,

ONE : It may have been turned off or misconfigured. You can verify that by following the procedure below.
1. Go to the control panel,
2. Click on the mouse icon.
3. Under tab Touch Pad ON/OFF click enable.
4. Then Click on the Advanced tab. Under this tab, you will see a button Advanced feature settings.
5. Click that button and explore the options offered to you.
If you just want the default setting, restore them by clicking the Default button.

Thre are a lot of configuration settings, under different tabs, and it will require going through all of them.

Two: Your using the terms (driver is up to date) makes me suspect that you might have updated to the wrong driver. In that case you may try to rollback thr driver to the last version.

1. Right click the My computer icon on the start menu, or the My computer icon on the desktop.
2. Click hardware tab.
3. Under Hardware tab click button Device Manager
4. Look for mice and pointing devices. Expand the tree by clicking the [+].
5. Select something similar to Alps pointing device and click on it. Several tabs appear.
6. Select Driver tab. Then click button Roll Back Driver and OK.

But if you have been updating driver several times, you may not get the original one.

Any case, if this does not work, follow the procedure in part two, but instead of clicking Roll Back Driver, click Uninstall and OK.
After that, return to the device manager, select the [Alps pointing device], then go to the tool bar of the device manager, under menu item Action, click Uninstall.
Note: Under Action menu, there is the Scan for hardware change submenu. You will have to click that option after you uninstall the driver, otherwise you will have to wait after a reboot for the changes to take effect.

Hope it helps

Aug 26, 2009 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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The touchpad on my Inspiron 1521 will not left click. The cursor will move on screen and the right click button is still functional but the left button has lost all sensitivity. Any ideas on how to fix it?


Hi,
You can try the steps below:
Download and install the latest touchpad driver:
Uninstall the touchpad driver:
1.Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2.When the Control Panel window appears, double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
3.Locate the software for your keyboard or mouse in the list below.
Microsoft IntelliPoint software
Logitech software
DellTouch software
Synaptics software
Alps software
Set Point software
4.Click to highlight the device name and then click the Remove button.
5.Follow the prompts to uninstall the input device driver/software.

Download and Install the Latest Touchpad Driver Available:
Please follow the link below to install the latest touchpad driver.
http://tinyurl.com/4o6gq9

1.Locate “Input device drivers” and click on (+) sign next to it.
2.Select “Touchpad”, click Download Now. You may receive a warning and an option to run or save the file.
3.Click Save.
4.When the Save As window appears, designate a folder (desktop) to save the file that is being downloaded, and then click Save.
5.When the download is complete, go to desktop and locate the same file.
6.Right click on it and run as administrator.
7.Click on allow and follow the simple instructions to update the touchpad driver.
Please do not forget to rate the solution.
Regards,
Musheer.

May 05, 2009 | Dell Keyboard for Inspiron 1420, 1520,...

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I have dell inspiron 1525, the left touch pad key is not working..i did sray some dust remover spray thinking it might be a dust issue..it did work after that for couple of hours but then stopped...


Hi,

You can try the steps below to fix the issue.

Download and install the latest touchpad driver:
Uninstall the touchpad driver:
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. When the Control Panel window appears, double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
3. Locate the software for your keyboard or mouse in the list below.
• Microsoft IntelliPoint software
• Logitech software
• DellTouch software
• Synaptics software
• Alps software
• Set Point software
4. Click to highlight the device name and then click the Remove button.
5. Follow the prompts to uninstall the input device driver/software.
Download and Install the Latest Touchpad Driver Available:
Please follow the link below to install the latest touchpad driver.

http://tinyurl.com/3vlce4

1. Locate “Input device drivers” and click on (+) sign next to it.
2. Select “Touchpad”, click Download Now. You may receive a warning and an option to run or save the file.
3. Click Save.
4. When the Save As window appears, designate a folder (desktop) to save the file that is being downloaded, and then click Save.
5. When the download is complete, go to desktop and locate the same file.
6. Right click on it and run as administrator.
7. Click on allow and follow the simple instructions to update the touchpad driver.

Please do not forget to rate the solution.

Regards,
Musheer.

Mar 16, 2009 | Dell F3534 Touchpad

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My touchpad mouse wont click. it moves around but i have to use the side buttons to use it.


if you cannot click the easiest thing to do is to click just by doing a quick tap with your finger on the mousepad that should click on things

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