compaq laptop touchpad problem

June 21, 2010 at 13:52:56
Specs: Windows Vista
i cant click with my mouse i have to use the left and right keys

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June 21, 2010 at 15:46:38
How long have you had this laptop?

Are you referring to the two buttons immediately under the touchpad?

Are you familiar with how you can click with a touchpad without using the buttons? You place the cursor over something, tap it once for a single click, twice for a double click (without letting the cursor move).
The sensitivity of that can be adjusted in the Mouse properties settings. Control Panel - Classic View showing at left - Mouse, or there may be separate one there for a Touchpad, e.g. Alps something.

For most touchpads, you have to use the Right button if you want to RIGHT click on something.

Some laptops have poor touchpads. In that case, you could use a corded or wireless USB connected mouse instead, or a good corded USB connected touchpad mouse. I recommend Cirque touchpad mice, or other brands of touchpad mice that have Cirque components - if the description mentions GlidePoint, it has Cirque components, the software for it was made by Cirque. You CAN RIGHT click on those by tapping in a specific section of the touchpad.)

E.g.
Cirque touchpad mice
http://www.cirque.com/desktoptouchp...

If you're in Canada, this web site has Cirque touchpad mice:
http://www.ergocanada.com

Tell us the model of your computer.
The specific model of a Compaq brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, probably on the bottom on a laptop, or it can often be determined automatically by going to the brand name's web site.


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