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Yang Yang 06-29-2009 10:21 AM

Touchpad Issues
 
My touchpad is working, but the left-click button is not. I am only able to use my laptop when I press Fn + F8, and choose Trackpoint Only.
When I try to enable both of them, the touchpad works and it lets me move the mouse around, but I can't left-click on anything, from both the Trackpoint and the Touchpad.
What can I do about this?
Thanks!

Rian D. Spivak 06-29-2009 10:53 AM

It appears like your touchpad button is stuck down and causing the computer to not recognize the input when you touch it. You have found the only workaround to the problem which is to disable the touchpad.

To correct the problem, you can bring your computer to the CNS Helpdesk and have the touchpad/palmrest repaired. That will fix the problem with the touchpad and allow you to use it normally.

Yang Yang 06-29-2009 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rian D. Spivak
It appears like your touchpad button is stuck down and causing the computer to not recognize the input when you touch it. You have found the only workaround to the problem which is to disable the touchpad.

To correct the problem, you can bring your computer to the CNS Helpdesk and have the touchpad/palmrest repaired. That will fix the problem with the touchpad and allow you to use it normally.

Thanks for your quick reply :)
I'll be sure to bring it down to CNS.

I just have a question though: if it were something stuck there, then why does the left-click button associated with the Trackpoint not work when I enable both the touchpad and Trackpoint?

Rian D. Spivak 06-30-2009 10:29 AM

It seems to be a logical issue. Since the computer has two buttons and they both do the same thing, it gets "confused" by the input of the button being depressed and not depressed at the same time continuously and it appears to only recognize when a button is being depressed. So with the button being depressed continuously, it doesn't pick up the trackpoint button being depressed since the computer thinks the button is already depressed.


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