krsn89 — 2013-06-23T22:02:25-04:00 — #1
- 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!
sirraf03 — 2013-06-24T09:45:34-04:00 — #2
Did you add or remove any programs just before this started?
Have you tried a system restore?
krsn89 — 2013-06-24T10:25:42-04:00 — #3
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.
dpb — 2013-06-24T11:30:00-04:00 — #4
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.
aakeemcolemanit — 2014-03-06T09:24:43-05:00 — #5
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.
jr_kovacic — 2014-08-05T19:03:58-04:00 — #6
I have read a lot of posts with the same issue.
It is by design not a flaw or Malware or OS issue that the touchpads in Windows work like this. The Mac touchpad does not work like this and having used touchpads with both OS's the Mac's is more intuitive.
I have a Surface Pro 3 and while I like it, the left click right click issue is worse because of the small surface area.
If you click the bottom right corner of your touchpad you will get a right click; if you click the bottom left corner you will get a left click. This is the case on any model of Windows computer unless the driver for that model includes a function to shut off the right click.
Please everyone who is reading this please complain to Microsoft to change this behavior on the touchpads or at the very least tweak the drivers to allow us to make that decision for ourselves.
Hope that helped or at least prevented you from needlessly returning hardware.,