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HP Pavilion - Synaptics touchpadV6.3 leftclick not working

May 2016


On my HP Pavilion dv6000 with Vista, my Synaptics touch pad V6.3 left click is not working properly. It was fine yesterday but today when I try to use, it will highlight everything or try to drag the link with it. Almost as is it has a mind of its own and someone is holding down the shift key and clicking. I tried a system restore back to yesterday just in case I downloaded an update or accidentally changed the settings but the touch pad still has the problem. I also tried the double tap method on the touch pad itself with only about a 75% success rate. I then went into the control panel and then mouse and changed the settings to a left handed so that I could at least navigate around to find some help. When using the right click as my primary I have not had any problems and I can even use the left click sometimes. Since this left click and after switching the hand method began today, I have also had my laptop "lock" up several times where I was not able to navigate around but I could crt-alt-del and wait a min until I was able to click on task manager. When I was brought back to normal windows desktop and TM opened, I was able to navigate as if nothing had just happened. Can anybody please this a settings issue, a touch pad issue or something entirely different? Any suggestions on how to fix the problem?


Hi, I had the same problem & after a while the solution is easy.
  • Go to your mouse settings in the control panel, you should have a "Device Settings" page <with a synaptics logo on it>
  • Click "Settings" for the "Synaptics TouchPad" and there you have "Clicks"

  • Press the "Enable Clicking".

Hope it helps,


Thanks to libramartin for this tip on the forum.

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