Just a few minutes ago, my touchpad left click and tapping stopped working (with no mouse plugged in). I was just doing normal Excel work on my computer when it happened. The right click still works, and when I plug in a mouse, left click works with the mouse (but still not when I use my touchpad with the mouse plugged in). I tried restarting my computer, but that didn't help. Also, when I change my touchpad settings to be left-handed, the left button still doesn't work, but the touchpad tapping starts working again.
When I go to Device Manager, it says that the touchpad I have is the "Synaptics PS/2 Port." I'm running Windows 7. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C650.
Any advice you have that can help me fix this would be greatly appreciated. I'm curious if you think this is a hardware or a software issue. I would guess software since both the left click and the tapping stopped working at the same time (but scrolling still works). Let me know if I need to provide any other information.
Go to the mouse settings.
On the "buttons"tab, go to the "double click speed" area.
Slide the cursor all the way to fast and try clicking on the folder with your left mouse button,
If it opens easily, your button should be working.
If not, try sliding cursor all the way to slow.
It solved my issue. Not a hardware problem.
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