I am very hopeful someone here can help me. My touchpad stopped working suddenly. Specifically, scrolling (vertical & horizontal) and the right click button won't work. I have been searching and searching on line for a couple of months for an answer, then giving up and relying on an external mouse, then find it frustrating and devote another whole day to searching for an answer. I am at my wits end! I have tried adjusting the mouse settings, turning off the computer & unplugging it & discharging the battery, CC Cleaner, and more. Any advice would be much appreciated.
After much snooping around here and elsewhere I found a workaround that makes me think it isn't a hardware problem. I can go into Synaptic Pointing Device settings and uncheck "buttons" which renders the left and right click buttons useless. The vertical and horizontal scroll then become operational. I set up the lower left and lower right tapping regions as right and left click. The only thing I still cannot do is in this configuration is to drop and drag or highlight to cut and paste. Any other advise as to how I can fix this problem would be much appreciated.