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Left click on a laptop Touchpad started working after a year

  1. Sep 3, 2015 #1
    Hey guys,

    From the title you probably get the idea about my question as I am so confused.

    How come a left click of a laptom Touchpad started to work normally after having a problem with it for more than a year?
    I really hope it is not a short therm thing, as I have no logical explanation for this.

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 3, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    It could be a software update has enabled a feature that was previously disabled.

    Alternatively, it could be a hardware issue maybe some dirt got under the touchpad corner and prevented a good contact.

    My guess is the software update or something you changed in your configuration or even some new application that enabled it.

    I had a similar issue with a trackpoint. I didn't know that tapping on it was equivalent to a mouse click and every so often as I worked with text in a word processor the text cursor would mysteriously. Later I noticed my fingers had brushed by it while typing and the click caused the cursor to move where the mouse pointer was. Once I figured that out, it was a simple matter to disable the feature.

    It was a kind of Ghost in the Machine moment with random text cursor movements while typing that had a logical solution.
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