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 help....is this a settings issue, a touch pad issue or something entirely different? Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? Thanks
This just happened on my HP2730P. I always used the click on the touchpad, plus used the right click button at the bottom. Yesterday it just decided to stop working and went haywier...it started doing the selecting and dragging while I was moving the mouse around and my left click stopped working. Obviously my enable tap click was already on cuz I used it all the time.
My solution was disabling the buttons under the "buttons" tab. Then my mousepad tap started working again, I regained function in the scrollbar on the mousepad again, and if I need to right click I can use the point stick buttons right above the pad.
I don't know about all the reinstalling and uninstalling and replacing and all that but I had a similar problem with my Synaptics touchpad. I could tap the pad to select or click or anything, I could just move the pointer and had to use my physical buttons to select or click anything. After reading this forum and updating my drive nothing worked, I even went and followed the advice of one person who wrote "Go to your mouse settings in the control panel, you should have a "Device Settings" page <with a sinaptics logo on it>
Click "Settings" for the "Synaptics TouchPad" and there you have "Clicks" and press the "Enable Clicking".
That wasn't an option for me, I couldn't find that anywhere in my Synaptics properties. Then I noticed my Synaptics icon on my tool bar in the lower right corner and I just put my cursor over the icon and right clicked on it and aa menu popped and one option (drumroll here) TAP TO CLICK was available, I selected it and problem solved. Hope this helps someone! Happy clicking!
I had a similar issue on a Dell Latitude E6400 at work -- a few minutes after logging on the left click on my touchpad either wouldn't work or sometimes operated like a right-click. Occasionally this also affected my external mouse, though most of the time the external mouse was fine.
After I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the touchpad driver, my IS department replaced the motherboard, then the touchpad, then decided the harddrive needed to be re-imaged. Before letting them take the easy way out, I discovered that uninstalling all "USB Root Hub" drivers from Device Manager solved the problem.
I also just had the same problem. My left-click button on my touchpad is now acting as a right-click button (and the right-click still as the right-click). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling new Synaptics drivers several times.
I've tried HP support chat twice, and they were not helpful. I then tried calling HP, but my warranty is up so they want $60 for 3 days of support, but from the tone of the guy on the phone, it sounded like he was not going to be helpful either.
I have a small USB mouse in the meantime, but any suggestions on how I can fix this on my own? I feel like it's something funky with Vista, as the left-click button working fine before and technically still functions, but now as a right-click button.
Enable buttons check box instantly enables tap to click and scrolling functions if unchecked, but then buttons don't work. If check box is checked right click works, but left click, scrolling and tap to click don't.
It is NOT hardware problem. Left button works if its function is changed.
This problem started suddenly on Vista 32bit. I installed fresh copy of Windows 7 64bit and problem is still here! (Acer Aspire 7720g)
So ALL the buttons and functions works, but not at the same time.
yeah, my left mouse button won't work either but that's because it's broken. in order to fix it, u need to buy and install a new synaptics touchpad, I just can't figure out if that means individual buttons, or if the whole touchpad is connected somehow . it's really hard to get to the mouse when ur taking the laptop apart so i'm a bit scared to try it w/o watching a tutorial first so if anyone has, and can post up, it'd be much appreciated thanks!
also, does anyone know where to buy spare mouse parts?? (as in the synaptic touchpad)
I don't know, if anyone still has this issue, but I have some comments: this definitelly IS a hardware issue. Harddrive under touchpad heats it up and then false right clicks occur. My solution to avoid this: most of the time I use external mouse. I can also use touchpad with some adjustments: I have dissabled buttons on synaptics touchpad and enabled only tapping. This way I have left click working, bud no right click. Since I am Autohotkey user, I have this macro:
LWin & LButton::
which allows me to emulate right click by holding left win-key when left-clicking.
I made to reproduce the same error/problem by uninstalling/installing the .net framework 1.1. Once it is installed it will try at some point to install the KB929729 security update and then the left click will stop working. I have a HP elitebook 2730p bought one week ago!
I had today this problem: when clicking the left button of the touchpad, it was acting like the right-click. After several restarts I've discovered the right button just bellow the SPACE button was blocked. After unblocking it, all came back to the defaults.
Maybe this could help someone.