#1 By: Kelly , June 23rd, 2013 22:02
- HP G60 laptop
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Synaptics TouchPad v 7.0
I have done a board search but couldn't find anything similar. A couple of days ago, the left click button on my laptop started acting funny. Basically, when I left click something, it acts like it is also right clicking it. If I left click any icon on my desktop, it will still open it, but it will also make the right click menu pop up. If I click a link on a website, it will go to it like normal, but the right click menu will also pop up again. Another example is if I right click a link in a browser to try and open it in a different tab, it will open it in a new tab, but also load it in the same tab.
I have tried rolling back the driver for this, updating it and doing a system restore but I'm unsure of what to do next. Most recently, I uninstalled the Synaptics driver and re-installed it from a link on their website. Nothing has changed, except now my scroll down function on the right side of my touchpad doesn't work, and now the right click button seems to be acting the same as the left.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
#2 By: Farris, June 24th, 2013 09:45
Did you add or remove any programs just before this started?
Have you tried a system restore?
#3 By: Kelly , June 24th, 2013 10:25
Thanks for your answer! Yes, at this point in time I have attempted two system restores. I also have not installed or removed any programs.
#4 By: dpb, June 24th, 2013 11:30
If a synaptics TouchPad driver update didn't solve the issue of a 'reverting touchpad" (inverting) after restarting your lap, you might not have to look at this issue as a software problem, but a hardware problem.
Feel free to study this LINK on the subject further and it's solution.
If your lap is still under warranty, call Sony and request to have your touchpad replaced, because you suspect that it is due to the aluminum palm-rest surrounding of the touch-pad (either a short circuit or a bad ground).
Some people pointing to a temporary solution by uninstalling the ALPs pointing device driver and ALPs itself plus turning off fingerprint sensor on startup,connecting an external mouse, disabling Wheel Detecting in advanced settings and wireless on/off.
It might just be hardware related.
#5 By: King Johnson, March 6th, 2014 09:24
I dont mean to post on such an old topic but it looks like it was left unresolved originally I was brought here by google because I had this issue a few minutes ago.
Basically go to Synaptic properties and switch the orientation from right handed to left or vice versa.