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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.

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    pr3tty_tarz Jul 23, 2012

    thanks for the help my friend :))

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The cursor jumps around on my ASUS K501J notebook.


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

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there is a utility called ( alps touchpad) you can enter it from the tray by clicking on the icon ,,,, if not access it from the control panel ,,, this program controls tapping and clicking .... enable buttons clicking that should do it ,,,

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Touchpad stopped working cannot move pointer arrow around screen


Hi,

Just check for the key combination on your key board (ex. Fn + F4 or F5..depends on the what key was designed for the touchpad), the touchpad might be locked.

If it is not locked, reinstall the touchpad driver, but it this still doesn't work, boot to Safe Mode to check if it does. Touch pad still not responding in Safe Mode would mean hardware failure.

Hope this helps.

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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.

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Hi there don't worry. Its disable that's why not working. Please press FN+F7 and try. The symbol on your keyboard is below. Just press FN+ below mention symbol. Thanks.



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Hp Paviliion dv4-1365dx .....When I type all of a sudden the cursor will jump and I'll be typing into what I have already typed (just did it)....very frustrating HELP!


Unfortunately the touchpad of most laptops is very sensitive. This will cause the slightest nudge of the thumb or wrist to move your mouse and possibly even "click". In order to avoid this issue and associated frustration, I always 1) disable the touchpad when I have an external mouse plugged in and 2) disable the "tap click" feature. Follow the instructions below for these two suggestions.

Disable touchpad

  1. On my system there is a small button just above the touchpad that disables it, yours might as well. If not, go to Start>Control Panel> Mouse>Device Settings>and Device. Highlight the Disable Button.
  2. Follow the same steps as above but instead of Disable button select Device button and select the Tapping option and unselect "enable tapping".
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Dear Sir,

Generally for compaq there is lock for touch pad you can see a moving lock below or above the touch pad. If locked the tochpad button,touch pad not sensitive.So open the lock and now you can move pointer using touch pad. see this pic
http://icerazerstudios.com/wp-content/gallery/random%20images/touchpad.jpg

there is black color button lock appear at the upper border of touchpad.

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Touchpad and buttons won't click on Sony Vaio


Hi,
it could be caused because of hardware failure or software failure, in case of hard ware failure it would be best to call sony tech support but in case of software issue , if you remember the day it was working fine,
do a system restore to the date it was working fine, which will reset your software configuration to the date you know it was working ok, so if it was caused by software issue it will be resolved, but any programs that you installed after the restore date will be lost

to do system restore
reboot your system when you see the sony logo start tapping the F8 key and you will come to a menu here select safe mode and boot and then
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts select the bold date your system was working fine and continue as it guides,

If you think the information i gave you was helpfull please do rate me
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Hi, i have an acer aspire 5315 on this model you have to press FN+F7 to toggle the touchpad on & off. hope this helps someone.

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Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.

To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.

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