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Left button, trackpoint and touchpad

Question: Left button, trackpoint and touchpad

My left button, both on the trackpoint and touchpad does not respond. I've been forced to use a USB wired mouse to get the left click to work.I did try an MS wireless mouse in the USB port, that doesn't work either.





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Answer: Left button, trackpoint and touchpad

I find it difficult to believe not one reply, nada, zip, nothing. I would expect at least one reply to my question from Lenovo. Difficult working without the left tracking button not working and the left touchpad button not working button. Neither of which works. Do I need factory service or what?





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I am used to using external mouse with left hand, but using Trackpoint with right hand. However, in the UltraNav utility, when I swap the left/right button for external mouse, the Trackpoint is also affected by this swapping. What I want is external mouse for Left hand and Trancpoint for right hand. Howeve I can't set that for Trackpoint specifically. Can anybody help me on this? So many thanks!

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The Symptoms:  External Mouse  Intermittently sets to scroll lock.  Touchpad  Mouse pointer works  Touchpad gestures fail to work shortly after boot.  Left click not usable  Right click usable  Trackpoint  Shortly after boot, trackpoint is set to auto scroll. Cannot be used as pointer mouse.  Left click not usable  Right click usable Some stuff I did that didn't work: Restored to Factory. Reinstalled Ultranav Utility & Driver. Ultranav Driver up to date Ultranav Utility up to date Trackpoint and Trackpad are enabled in Bios Trackpoint and Touchpad are enabled in Ultranav utility, with pointer and advanced functions enabled. Any help would appreciated.

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hello,  I was wondering if anyone know how to fix this little (annoying) problem I have with the T61.Basically, I use the trackpoint more than the touchpad and therefore I use the two trackpoint buttons right below the space bar. My problem is, the left trackpoint button makes this *click* sound every time I press on it.  The right button is perfect and is extremely quiet, but the left button sounds like plastic is snapping every time I press on it.  its almost like the button is caught against something and makes the click/snap noise when you press on it. any suggestions? its really annoying to have such a quiet keyboard and laptop, only to have it ruined by this loud snap/click. thanks!

Answer:snap noise from trackpoint left button

Hello, Have you checked with Lenovo support?  Perhaps the keyboard is defective and needs to be replaced. Regards, Aryeh Goretsky 

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I have upgraded my old T410i with some extra RAM and an SSD. The system works great and fast. There is one problem. I have noticed that although my trackpoint and right and middle button (above trackpad) work like the should the left button (above trackpad) doesn't. I thought this has to work like the left mouse button or the left button under the trackpad but it doesn't. I have the latest bios version 1.45 installed and the latest drivers. I have also tried to detach the keyboard and attached it again. After that I tried to disable the trackpoint in the bios and enable it again. This doesn't help either. Maybe it is a defective key because all the other functions and keys do work. Is there something overlook? 

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Hi All, I am very upset as my new x61's TrackPoint and Touchpad Button are not working at all... This is my first Thinkpad Notebook. I really have no idea why is that? I have downloaded and installed the driver for Trackpoint and system reboots. And i update the drive from device manager. But the problem still existed.... I am so disappointed... Is there anyone have the same problem? Or can someone give me some help on this!??? By the way, i am using vista business version of OS.... Thanks J.

Answer:TrackPoint and touchpad button are not working, HELP~~~

Wowzer J, that sounds frustrating. It is odd if you have a brand new X61 that the TrackPoint is not working. Did you just buy it from Lenovo? What exactly do you mean by "not working at all"? Even if the Lenovo drivers are not working, Vista includes drivers which will enable you to use the TrackPoint. One of the tricky things abou the Lenovo software downloads is that many of them require you to download, double click the downloaded software to extract it, then navigate to the extracted software folder to run the setup.exe to install it. The TrackPoint drivers first extract to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TRACKPT.V32. You have to go there to run setup.exe. I'm also assuming that you really have an X61 and mis-spoke when you mentioned Touchpad. The X61 does not have a touchpad.

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Hi,I've a Lenovo T61 laptop. All of a sudden the left click has stopped responding on trackpoint, touchpad & mouse. Through none of the options the left click is working. Tried googling out but found no workable solutions. Please help. Laptop OS is Windows Vista 32-BIT. Thanks & Regards,Gangadhar 

Answer:Issue with left click on trackpoint, touchpad and mouse - Lenovo T61

Hello,
 
A few things to try:
 
?  Create a new user account, login using that and see if the problem still occurs.  If the problem goes away, then it is due to software running under your user account.
?  Start Windows in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs.  If the problem goes away, it was due to an application which runs on startup.
?  Boot the computer from a Linux Live CD/USB and see if the problem still occurs.  If it does, then the problem is not due to the operating system and you are dealing with a hardware issue.
 
In the case of the latter, the usual fix would be to replace the keyboard.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Man this feels weird. I'm usually the one giving help, not asking for it lol.

Computer:

HP Pavilion dv7
Win7 Professional x64

This problem started after I left my computer on sleep for a couple hours. When I woke it up, the touchpad taps and left mouse button clicks brought up the right-click context menu and nothing on the taskbar responded to the cursor hovering over it. Also for some reason pressing the Windows key on the keyboard wouldn't bring up the Start menu. The only way I've found to correct this is to plug in a USB mouse and press the right MB on it. I also was able to fix it one time by uninstalling the Synaptics drivers and letting Windows restart and find the mouse, but after trying to reinstall the Synaptics drivers then uninstalling them again after the problem reappeared this method no longer works. In either case left click functionality is restored but there is no right click functionality period on the touchpad/buttons. However the USB mouse that I plug in works normally. Also after left click is restored, everything on the taskbar and elsewhere responds as it should with the exception of not being able to right click on anything (which sucks in W7). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Synaptics drivers to see if that would fix it but after reinstalling them and restarting, the problem came back. Another thing I've noticed is that even with the Synaptics drivers installed the vertical scroll area doesn't respond.... Read more

Answer:Left mouse button/touchpad tap acting as right button click, right MB not functional

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L4550-S5976 running under Windows 7. When I start it up (and if I catch it at the right time), the touchpad buttons work fine for a few minutes. After the machine completely boots, the touchpad button problems start - the left button performs as the right button and the right button does nothing.

On a lark, I plugged in a USB mouse and rebooted. When I do that, the mouse works fine AND the touchpad buttons work properly. Carrying around a mouse isn't always convenient so I'd like to have the machine work as expected.

I tried updating the touchpad drivers - that did not fix the problem. I even reinstalled Windows 7 on the machine - that did not fix the problem either.

Any ideas what I could do next to fix this problem?

Thanks, Brian
 

Answer:Touchpad Left button does Right Button actions and Right Button does nothing

try in safe mode, that may work. if it does, remove programs that run on startup one by one until you find the one causing the issue
 

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Hi,

I have a Windows 7 and I use an ALPS touch pad driver and all of a sudden the left button on the touchpad now is a right button (opens the right click menu).

Any ideas how to fix this?

P.S. I have two sets of buttons one above and one below the touchpad, it is the one above the touchpad that has the problem while the one below it is fine.

Thanks
 

Answer:My left touchpad button turned into a right button!!!

If you have a mouse, you can use it to delete the touch pad driver and re-install it.
 

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Hi,

I have a Windows 7 and I use an ALPS touch pad driver and all of a sudden the left button on the touchpad now is a right button (opens the right click menu).

Any ideas how to fix this?

P.S. I have two sets of buttons one above and one below the touchpad, it is the one above the touchpad that has the problem while the one below it is fine.

Answer:My left touchpad button turned into a right button!!!

I actually just updated the driver software and it worked

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left button of touchpad of my laptop G550 is not working, please help

Answer:left button of touchpad not working

hi jspanwar.it is usually hardware issue that touchpad left/right button not working. if you have valid warranty, you can call lenovo support line for further informations.but, before, can you check if the issue persists on safe mode?

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Hi!I've bought the new Dell Vostro 3568 with Ubuntu but I'd decided to install Mint 18.1.Now the right button of my touchpad works like I am clicking on the left one.How can I fix this problem?
P.S. When I have reversed the mouse for the left-handed, the both buttons became "right" with menu function.
P.S.S. In Windows-10 the touchpad works properly.

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Hi all,I have just switched on a brand new s12 and discovered that the left button of the touchpad is disabled or broken. I had look for a new driver but the s12 is not on the list for new drivers. I am stuck and moved from happy when I opened the package to frustrated... Is there anyway to check if it is broken or just a configuration problem?   Thanks

Answer:Touchpad Left Button on s12 broken?

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/driversdownloads/drivers_show_2216.html http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/driversdownloads/drivers_show_1331.html

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my hp dv6000 laptop left button suddenly stop working.

I did all the software troubleshooting and didn't help.

is there a way to figure out what broke?

anyone successfully fix theirs?

I know its a multilayered plastic circuit.


what is most common problem when the button stops working(hardware)

Answer:left touchpad button fixing?

hi if your good with your hands download a manual showing you how to dissemble the laptop case there should be a circuit board with two or more ribbons try see if they aint lose you can try replace the little circuit button board there cheap anyway!

hope you sort it

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Hello everyone I'm sorry if this is already posted but, my touchpad stopped working. I bought the G505s last week and on the day 2 the touchpad stopped working properly.I can move the mouse but the right button and left button doesnt do anything neither does tapping. I can only move it. The indicator always looks like this:  (I'm not touching it ...)It stays like that as soon as i touch the touchpad.Please help... thank you













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Answer:G505s left button touchpad

hi DarkK05,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From that image, it looks like the left clicker is continuously held down.
 
Can you try to boot in Safe Mode and observe the mouse functionality (tap, left / rightclick). If the touchpad works fine, try these steps:
1. Navigate to the Control Panel (icon views) > Programs and Features and uninstall the Touchpad Driver (Synaptics or ELAN). then reboot in normal mode.
 
2. Reinstall the Touchpad driver from the D:\Drivers\Touchpad folder or from the G505s drivers page then reboot.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I have a NB250 10G that until a couple of days ago had worked perfectly.
However, I then found that I could not operate the netbook with the touchpad.

However, all works fine with my USB plug-in mouse.
Everything seemed to be going haywire with the touch pad, but I now know what is wrong.

The right-hand touch-pad button works fine, but the left-hand button is producing the same result as the right-hand one. In other words, I have no working left-hand button - I can't click to open any icons, I can't close down - all that happens is that I get a mini-menu appearing just as with the right-hand button.
An online note to Toshiba has so far not been answered.

Can anyone help please? John

Answer:NB250-10G - left touchpad button does not work

Hi

Maybe you should check the touchpad button configuration.
In control panel -> mouse -> device settings you will find the different settings for touchpad.
Check this? there should be a configuration option for a touchpad buttons too.

You could also try to reinstall the touchpad driver? maybe it just a software issue

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My left click button appears to no longer be responsive.  I've checked the buttons settings and it is set as primary, normal drag, etc...... It doesn't appear to be a problem with the button(hardware) as I still get a strong click action, just doesn't appear to process the click logically. I searched the board and didn't find anything specific to this. I've uninstalled/reinstalled the Synaptics touchpad driver but still nothing on the left click....... Thanks. Geoff

Answer:S10 - Left click button below the touchpad is non-responsive....anyone else?

Sounds like a hardware problem. But you can help verify by plugging-in a USB mouse.Let us know! 

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Answer:yoga 14 left click button on touchpad

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please confirm which 14" model you have: ThinkPad Yoga, or Lenovo Yoga 3?
 
Regards.

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I have checked the mouse properties. Under the tab "Hardware" the mouse is listed "Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad", and the unit status says it works correctly. I also checked the preferences, and both tapping and buttons are activated and set to normal.
I have tried restarting, removing the battery and Fn-F7 without any luck.
I have also tried switching preferences to left-handed - that gave a funny result: Both the right button and tapping the touchpad functioned like a right-click except now they could also for instance close a window and open the start-menu. The left-button still didn't have any function what so ever.
Hope someone can help me.
 

Answer:left button not working on synaptics touchpad

I would suggest replacing the touchpad and buttons.
 

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Answer:Touchpad left button not working after Vista SP2

Try updating the driver for your touchpad

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After filling out a form via the IBM Electronic Service Call (https://www-930.ibm.com/support/esc/signin.jsp), My contact (my daughter) got called within five minutes!  They said they would send out a new touchpad assembly that should fix the problem, and it arrived the next day!  What great service! My only complaint is that I had trouble navigating the web site to get the form -- I kept getting back to the original screen.  Somehow, I finally managed to get the web page containing the form. 

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I have an old IBM Thinkpad T42, worked great for ages. Last week the left mouse button below the touchpad stopped working. The right button still works, the touchpad still works, the nub and mouse buttons above the touchpad work, but the left buttong below the touchpad doesn't register.I took the laptop apart, removed the palmrest assembly, cleaned it up, took a look at the button and contacts, everything looked perfect.I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, no diceI removed it from device manage and let windows redetect it, still not working.I tried system Restore for a day when it was working, still not working.I checked the connections and they are all good, I did an sfc /scannow to make sure there were no corrupted system files, ran spybot and malwarebytes, all turned up nothing.So I went on eBay and plopped down $13 on a replacement palmrest. I swapped out the hardware, and it STILL doesn't work.At this point I am thinking it is some other hardware failure. I downloaded a VB program that detects any mouse click through API call, and the lower left mouse button does not trigger the API call at all, even though I replaced the hardware.The only reason I think it may be a software/OS issues is several months ago the laptop spontaneously developed this strange issue where it acted like the left click was always depressed, so the mouse was always in a "text select" mode, no matter how many times I rebooted the OS always thought a left click was being held down, even though ... Read more

Answer:Left mouse button under touchpad not working

I would boot Linux from a CD/DVD (perhaps Mint or Ubuntu) and see if the buttons work. If it doesn't and you have already replaced the complete palm rest with a good one, either the jack it plugs into on the motherboard has an issue or some part of the circuit on the motherboard that supports that circuit might be at fault. I just purchased a used replacement T41 motherboard on eBay for less than $25. Plenty more out there if you are handy with a screwdriver and download the HMM PDF file.

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I have a brand-new EliteBook 840 running Windows 10. The left touchpad button sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. It's like this: If I click a second time (or a third time) with the left button, without having moved the cursor (not double click, but two separated clicks), then the computer doesn't respond to the click. If I click by tapping on the touchpad area (instead of pressing the button) then everything is fine. But I don't like tapping! If I click with an external mouse connected via USB then everything is fine. If I move the cursor and then click, then it works. The problem is very annoying because each time the computer doesn't respond to the clicks, I have to move the cursor and then click again.

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Hello, The left button on my Synaptics Touchpad doesn't work when I'm pressing a key on the keyboard. Initially, I thought it was a PalmCheck problem, but that feature was already disabled. The right click works fine and so does the touchpad itself. The only problem is the left button. I tried reinstalling an updated driver, but that didn't fix the problem. I tried the generic Synaptics driver and both the HP Windows 8 and 8.1 versions. They all worked fine for all touchpad functions except for the left button which still doesn't work when I'm pressing a keyboard key. I tried using a wireless mouse and the left click worked fine so the problem is only with the touchpad.  

Answer:Left touchpad button doesn't work when the keyboard is in us...

Same thing for me too, and I really want it fixed. I'm using an HP Pavillion Windows 8.1 Laptop, and using the same TouchPad as you. Kudos for you!

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Dell Inspiron 17R 5737: A few months ago the left click button of the touchpad got deflated from bottom left edge and the click got sticky, if I clicked on right top edge, it worked sometimes but mostly left click stayed pressed.
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This is my work laptop thus it is effecting my work and time quite badly, any help will be highly appreciated.

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Answer:Laptop left click touchpad button irritation

Same happens to me occasionally, but it's not really a problem. Have you thought about getting a mouse?In my case it might be due to where I actually press the left button, but I'm not sure.

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But then high-lights everything.

I have tried pressing FN+F5 at same time (nothing happens) even taken battery out of back (again does not solve issue) the MOuse/arrow is just frozen on the page.. this does not happen in my partners profile, (he is another user) the mouse seems to work fine..
I thought it was that the mouse pad, had worn out (as is shiny now) but this does not explain why it only happens under my profile/user, not his?

If anyone can offer any help, much appreciated... I only stumbled across the fact, it lets me use it (if I hold in left button at same time)
Also have tried the 'Sticky keys' shift x5, again this does not do anything or clear this problem.
And have gone into control panel usinw Windows+ X and gone into troubleshooting, again, not solved the problem.

Answer:Satellite C50-A-157 - Unable to use touchpad without holding left button

.. this does not happen in my partners profile, (he is another user) the mouse seems to work fine..



Since the touchpad is still working using another user profile, I guess there must be only some software conflict.

Usually you can enable or disable the touchpad pressing F5 (or FN+F5) but you already tried this combination and this did not enable the touchpad…
So from my point of few you should simple uninstall the touchpad driver and after you have downloaded the newest touchpad driver package from Toshiba EU driver page, unzip the package and perform new touchpad driver installation…

After the installation has been finished, restart the notebook…

Good luck

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I have windows 7 and a dell inspiron 1545.

When using both my mouse and my touch pad the cursor does a left click without a button being pressed approximately every five seconds.

I have downloaded some drivers from dell but this did not solve the problem.

The computer originally ran window's vista.

Thanks guys!!!

Answer:Touchpad and mouse do left click without button being pressed

Do you want to use the mouse and the touch pad at the same time?
If not there is normally a hotkey (FN + the touchpad icon) to disable the touchpad when using the mouse.

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My problems are very similar to those in this thread, to which I didn't see any resolution. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/y580-touchpad-not-working/m-p/898175/highli...Anyway, I've had my Y580 for...about 12 hours now, and right out of the box the left mouse button isn't working. About 10% of the time, if you press really hard, it will work, but that's not exactly working condition.  I'm guessing this means the palmrest itself needs to be repalced, so I'm wondering how I can go about getting warranty service WITHOUT calling the phone number. Right now I have larangytis and can't talk on the phone. Moreover, there must be some other options already for the deaf/hard at hearing.Anyway, could someone please help me out with this? Also, if possible, I think this kind of information really needs to be put on the support page itself. Again, there are people who will *never* be able to call you guys on the phone. That's a problem that needs to be accomidated!

Answer:Y580 Touchpad / left mouse button not working

Well, this hasn't gotten me anywhere, so I had a friend talk to the warranty department for me on speakerphone. Lenovo is taking care of everything now, but seriously...you NEED an option for people who for some reason can't talk, or are deaf/hard at hearing. I even asked at the end of the call if there was such an option, and the rep said there wasn't. Lenovo already has 24/hr sales reps available via chat...why not have that same technology for the warranty department? Definitley unfair to someone who is permanently hearing impared or such.

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Alright, so I have a relatively new Asus F3L series notebook, about eight months old now, running Windows XP (although my OS isn't really pertinent to the issue). Over the past few months, the left click button on its touchpad has been slowly dying, some days not working at all. It's definitely a hardware issue as flipping the laptop over and banging on its bottom a few times usually gets it to work again, but doing this obviously worries me (I don't want to break anything else, but nothing else works). The Asus tech support guys won't help me at all, giving me the sole option of "Return the laptop and lose all computer access for the next few months," which isn't going to happen. What could be causing this problem? Would removing and re-inserting the touchpad help at all, and if so, how would I go about it without breaking something?I thought that I'd dealt with every hardware issue under the sun, but this is a new one to me.Thankyou in advance.

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I am running Windows 10 (Creators Update) and have been doing so for quite a while on a laptop. Recently, whilst playing a game, I was clicking the touchpads left hand button (mouse1) rapidly until suddenly it stopped working completely.

In addition, tapping to activate mouse 1 is also not working with the touchpad. Right clicking is still working and mouses are also working properly.

When I looked to see what the touchpad was doing (and if any of the buttons were activated) I noticed that it says the left side button is always being clicked and held (even though I'm not pressing nor holding it)?

Is there some way of fixing this or has the hardware completely broke?

 

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Well I sure can't find where to post this.  It's not a question it's a solution to a problem that was driving me nuts and I wanted other people to know this. If your touchpad left button stops working and not for the usual reasons - this is what will make it work again.1.  Unplug power cord if plugged in 2.  Remove battery3.  Hold down start button for about 20 seconds4.  Put in battery5.  Reboot I would actually like the whole world to know this as I have googled countless times and never found a solution that works.  I have the Acer Aspire One - not one of the locations listed either. Hope this helps someone!  DonnaB

Answer:Touchpad Left Button Stops Working Intermitantly

>>> I have the Acer Aspire One - not one of the locations listed either.>>> Thanks for the tip. What is the model number your Aspire One? Jack E/NJ

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Hi I have a SL410 and the left mouse button on the touch pad does not work, so I'm not able to select items on the screen. ALso, the tapping on the touchpad doesn't work either. SO the only way to use the laptop is to plug in an external mouse.  The right mouse button works. However, if I change the left to right and right to left on the mouse functions in the control panel, then both buttons don't work. I've looked at the  mouse functions in the control panel and everything is selected - ie tapping on the touchpad, left mouse button enabled etc. Can someone help me please? Thanks

Answer:SL410-TouchPad Left Mouse button not working

Hi muminhk, Welcome to the forum!Sounds like a hardware issue to me for which I recommend calling lenovo support.Hope it helps.





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Well I sure can't find where to post this.  It's not a question it's a solution to a problem that was driving me nuts and I wanted other people to know this. If your touchpad left button stops working and not for the usual reasons - this is what will make it work again.1.  Unplug power cord if plugged in 2.  Remove battery3.  Hold down start button for about 20 seconds4.  Put in battery5.  Reboot I would actually like the whole world to know this as I have googled countless times and never found a solution that works.  I have the Acer Aspire One - not one of the locations listed either. Hope this helps someone!  DonnaB

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When i click them in interent explorer i get the scroll thing. i can't access my shortcut menu, or highlight anything. I went to control panel and both buttons are enabled and i tried reseting everything and they still don't work. I have a dell insipiron 1440 running windows vista. Anyone have any ideas???
 

Answer:Solved: Left and Right button on touchpad wont work

There is a separate touchpad driver as well as the mouse driver. If you see no separate settings in Control Panel, try reinstalling the driver from the Dell site.
 

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Hi all

I have an Equium P300-16T with a Synaptics touchpad.
A few months back I had the following problem. As soon as I touch the touchpad, or left/right button, the icon appears to show the left button as being depressed; it would be fine up until this point. I updated the drivers, tried a system restore, checked under the touchpad button for obstructions etc and nothing changed.
I did a completely fresh reinstall of Windows ... still the same problem. I suspected a faulty touchpad, so contacted Topaz for a replacement touchpad, fitted that and still the same problem.

Sooooo ... having eliminated faulty drivers/software/hardware, I'm running out of ideas. Is there anything else I can check?

Works fine with a USB mouse.

Thanks

James

Answer:Equium P300-16T with Synaptics touchpad. Left button stuck?

> As soon as I touch the touchpad, or left/right button, the icon appears to show the left button as being depressed; it would be fine up until this point

I think you should check the settings.
In Control Panel -> Mouse -> Last tab (Advanced) -> Advanced settings button

Here you should be able to get all touchpad settings.
In my case I found interesting function in Pointer speed and tapping settings.

There is a taping area and if you enable taping you could get a access to other tapping settings.
The option is called DragLock? in my case its set to Auto release and auto release delay is set to short.
Recommend checking this!

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My X1 Carbon (4th gen) runs Windows 10 (64-bit). When I click the middle TrackPoint button to scroll (with the red TrackPoint mouse), I am able to scroll, but this always opens the Windows start/search menu. If the cursor is far enough to the right of the screen, I can scroll just fine with the Start menu open, but I would like to disable whatever it is that is making the middle button open the start menu. Thanks

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The left mouse button below the touchpad on my x100e is extremely stiff, almost to the point of being difficult to press.  The center and left-most end of the button requires significantly more force to depress than the right-most end. The right mouse button doesn't have this issue, it's much easier to press and the force required to depress it is consistent on across the button. It's pretty annoying, the surprising amount of force required is enough that I frequently fail to click on things when I intend to. Why would the button behave like this?  Is this something that would be possible to fix?

Answer:x100e - Touchpad left mouse button extremely stiff

hey Tiberizzle,I would recommend using the hardware maintenance manual : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM005373and you to remove the keyboard / touchpad secion to do some house cleaning . I believe there might be some grime that is causing this to occur.





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I've had my Z50-70 for several months, with no real problems, but there's one annoyance.  A few months ago, the left touchpad button started making a loud clicking noise.  The right button is very quiet, but the left one makes a distinct clicking sound.  It works fine, but I'd really like to get it back to how quiet it was when I first got this.  Any ideas? Thanks,Harry

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So about a week ago my laptop (Sony Vaio VGN-498E) decided to through a new one my way - the left touchpad button just ups and stops registering clicks! Being fairly handy around a screwdriver, I disassembled the entire thing down to the touchpad. Physically the touchpad and ribbon look perfect, as do the buttons themselves. All plastic is strong and no sign of aging. So I ruled that out pretty quick.

So I tested the actual physical buttons on the motherboard itself. When I press the small black right circular button, it triggers right-clicking. But the black left circular button, when pressed, doesn't trigger anything to happen. The strength of the press doesn't matter, it just refuses to register that a "click" has occured.

Has anyone heard of anything happening like this? Is it the physical button on the motherboard that's died? Or is it another part of the motherboard? I don't have the money right now to go out and buy a new laptop so I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me.

I can solder moderately so if it's something I can take off and replace that'd be great but I don't know how to test to see what's went bad on the motherboard or in the button.

Thanks for any help guys.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-498E Left Touchpad Button isn't working - suggestions?

Hello and welcome to MajorGeeks. :wave

Is this in Normal boot mode?
Does it do the same thing if you boot into Safe Mode?

What Operating System are you currently running?
 

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My laptop is a three-year-old Lenovo thinkpad X300 (unfortunately its warranty just expired two weeks ago).  A couple days ago, I used Photoshop to process a lot of photos and I had to use the combination of mouse left button and the touchpad frequently.  Then suddenly the mouse left button didn?t work (but the right button is still OK and clicking on touchpad didn?t work either).  The external USB mouse still works well.  If I disable the touchpad, I can use the mouse upper left button as well as the upper right button (the mouse lower left/right buttons were disabled altogether with the disabled touchpad), and I have to use the red touchpoint to move the cursor.  I have reinstalled the operation system but the problem is still there.  I think this problem may come from the confliction of mouse left button and the touchpad.  A similar problem also happened to the earphone jack and speakers before.  At that time I used earphone to listen to music and occasionally, if I unplugged the earphone without turning off the music player, the speakers didn?t work any longer.  The problem didn?t go away after reinstalling the operation system.  I had to plug and unplug the earphone when playing music and after I repeated a couple times, then suddenly the problem was solved.  For this mouse-touchpad problem, I tried the similar strategy, pressing mouse left button together with moving my finger on touchpad continuously, howev... Read more

Answer:X300 mouse left button conflicts with touchpad – should I reinstall BIOS?

hey zwhzjh,haven't heard of this issue before, but i do recommend that uninstalling the mouse/navpad drivers from your unit.let windows install its generic drivers. test the navpad and see if the buttons work.later, head over to http://support.lenovo.com and download the latest navpad drivers for your unit, also if there is a new bios available for your unit, update it as well.





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Hi,

Seem to be having a problem with my touchpad.
After about 2 weeks of normal operation, it now only scrolls/moves when the left button is depressed.
Have had a look in settings but cannot seem to get anywhere.

Any ides?

Thanks,

K

Answer:Satellite C series Touchpad scrolls/moves when the left button is depressed

It is not easy to say what is wrong there. Maybe such behaviour is result of defective hardware.
I recommend you to reinstall operating system using HDD recovery option and check functionality again with ?factory settings?. If the same will happen again from the first moment it must be hardware malfunction and in such case you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider.

They can check it, repair if necessary and all costs will be covered by warranty.

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does anyone know if there's a way to make the touchpad left/right click hard buttons easier to click? my fingers hurt after using the touchpad for an hour













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Answer:Lenovo Yoga Touchpad Left/Right Click Hardware Button Sensitivity

I would suspect that the hard buttons of the touchpad cannot be changed as a mechanical attribute of the hardware. However, I might suggest that the hard buttons of the touchpad may not have to be used very often given the existence of touch alternatives. For example, I'm sure you use the left-click tap gesture often, but also a right-click gesture of simply tapping two fingers anywhere at once may be used instead of having to press the hard button from the bottom-left corner. Additionally, dragging may be accomplished with a double-tap and hold gesture on the touchpad. For instance, to move a window on the desktop, simply double-tap the window title bar but keep a finger down after the second tap. From there objects may be moved/dragged as if a physical button was held. So perhaps with the touch-only drag and right-click gestures you may rely less on use of the hard buttons, and save some strain on your fingers..?

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Hi All, I just picked up a Lenovo Yoga 11s and it's my first experience with windows 8 and the multitouch scrolling is driving me mad.  Is there any way to enable the multi touch gestures that begin in the zones of the left and right buttons (bottom ¼ of the touchpad)?  This problem is evident when you try to two finger scroll from the bottom of the touch pad to the top?since the gesture ?begins? in the mouse button zone, it doesn?t register and simply moves the cursor up.  So inorder to scroll up, you have to begin the gesture in the middle of the trackpad.  However, two finger scroll from the very top works as expected. I can?t find any driver settings to change this behaviour. Is this a common problem for Synaptics Windows 8 clickpads?  Are there any work arounds?  I?m not a mac user, but it seems to make common sense to expect to be able to use the entire area of the touchpad for gestuers.  Really, it?s so amazingly unintuitive that I suspect it must be related to a patent issue--there?s no way someone would intentionally program the drivers in this manner!   Thanks,

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my touch pad has started to act strange.

the left hand mouse button stopped working completely and the right hand one only worked intermittently, and whenever i clicked on tabs, whether it was firefox, IE, Safari, or anything in the menu bar at the bottom such as a folder or anything it would close it (no im not clicking the red X)

Then suddenly after a while it would all start working again. This has happened twice now.
Completely rebooting the system does nothing it just starts suddenly and stops suddenly but the periods for which it occurs seems to be getting longer.

Also the little touchpad icon in the corner with the cross through it decided to turn its self on a few days ago and i found out the touchpad had disabled on its own and figured out how to re-activate it.

I know its not a virus as ive run lots of different anti viruses on my system, and wondering if its time to take the computer back into the shop and get a replacement as ive only had it 4 months

Its really annoying as im a photographer and rely on this laptop for phot o editing. can someone please help :)
My model is the satellite P850-138

Answer:Satellite P850-138 - left hand touchpad button stopped working completely

Hi

From my personal opinion you should not replace this notebook until you did not try some workarounds.
First of all you don?t know if its software related issue.
The point is that if its software issue, you could solve this easily recovering the notebook using the HDD recovery option.

Please try to set the notebook back to factory settings using HDD recovery.
Press F8 -> choose Repair my Computer -> HDD recovery

If the HDD recovery would not be available there, press F12 and check if there is a HDD recovery option.
After system recovery, check the functionality of the touchpad and other notebook features.

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When scrolling with the index finger on my right hand I will regularly hover over and lightly touch the left button with my left index finger in anticipation of the link/button/text box etc that I am about to click on. I have always done this an never encoutered any issues on the numerous laptops I have owned and used in the past). When I do this on my newly axquired Lenovo Yoga 900 it causes the mouse pointer to lag momentarily. I have updated drivers (v19.0.17.57), I have turned off ALL Multi-Finger options (2-finger, 3-finger and 4-finger) and reduced Palm Tracking to the minimum. Is this behavior isolated to me, or are other experiencing the same behavior? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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On my L420, i had it set so i can move the mouse with my thumb and scroll with my index finger with the center trackpoint button.
 
However, the Ultranav options are different for the W541, so, (as far as i can tell) i can't find the option to replicate this.
 
See screenshots of my configuration.
 
Basically, i want my center trackpoint button to be always in "scroll" mode, without the need to press the middle button and scroll like on the L420.
 
L420 config:
 
Link to picture/image
 
 
My config:
http://imgur.com/a/vm5GU
 
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Answer:Missing Feature: Use W541 Trackpoint Centre Button ONLY for scrolling without pressing middle button

Anyone come across the same issue?

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I got a slightly used X1 Carbon 34XX version (2013 model) recenetly. I have been using t430 for quite a long time now but now when I'm on X1 carbon I notice that the Left-key with the trackpoint is not registering properly..when I click on the area close to the scroll key, which is naturally where my finger presses, The key goes down to its seat but it misses registry and often creates problems when I drag items. I have to push it down with an extra force to make sure the key wont miss. The same key works very responsive when I click on the other end (left end) of the key. But near the scroll key it feels as if something underneath the key has shifted or something...I tried tapping it, hitting it, pulling it upwards and pressing it hard but none of that helped. I was wondering if anyone could provide me help on how to remove this key and clean whats underneath and fix it. I know how to remove the keyboard but not sure how to get to this key. Thank you

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I have an odd problem.  When I bootup to the login screen, the mouse is disabled.  I can use the keyboard just fine, but I can't move the mouse at all.  It's more of an annoyance than anything, but if anyone knows how to enable the mouse at startup, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help,--sam

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OK, T60 Notebook and suddenly the TrackPoint and TouchPad stopped working.  I checked under the ThinkVantage tools and they are enabled.  I checked in the BIOS and the device(s) are enabled there as well.  I've had a TouchPad go bad before but the TrackPoint still worked.  Kinda strange both would go down at the same time.  So, in short: 1.  Has anyone out there experienced this and if so, how did you fix it?2.  Does anyone have the part number for a replacement TouchPad (I've searched the site and could find dang near everything else, but the TouchPad) TIA! 

Answer:TouchPad and TrackPoint

They're integrated parts of the palm rest. A cable connects all integrated parts of the palm rest to the machine. So I guess the cable isn't plugged in firmly enough. Remove the palm rest according to the hardware manual and check. If the cable has no problem, contact Lenovo to ask for a replacement palm rest.





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E420S, Cannot get either to work. Cannot enable trackpoint or touchpad in UltraNav.

Answer:Trackpoint and Touchpad

Hi, ezedoh
 
The first thing I would recommend is the removal of the UltraNav driver from the system. This is best accomplished by using an external mouse to navigate the system. To uninstall the UltraNav driver, open the Start menu and type Device Managerinto the Search box, and then press Enter. Once here, double click on Mouse and other pointing devices, and then right-click on the UltraNav device. Naviage to the Driver tab and select Uninstall... from the bottom of the window. Follow the prompts to uninstall and then restart when prompted by Windows. Windows should install a generic driver for controlling the mouse. This should reinstate the touchpad to working order. If not, then continue using an external mouse for now. 
 
Once the UltraNav driver has been removed, I would recommend trying to use the standard Synaptics driver found here. Synaptics is the company that develops the UltraNav software, so there should be no loss of compatibility/features. I have witnessed several cases where this driver has helped others with mouse issues, so it may help yours as well.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi all! The new s430 just arrived, containing some annoying problems :/ . One of them is the following: The Touchpad and the Trackpoint are not working at all. I can t de/activate them in the Win7-system-control. The drivers are up-to-date. Could it be a driver/software-problem? Greetings,Bvbnudel   

Answer:No Touchpad and Trackpoint

Hi Bvbnudel, Touchpad and Trackpoint are indeed different components, there is a little chance that will fail altogether. I would suggest re-install UltraNav driver and check with antivirus programs. For further assistance, please kindly contact local lenovo.UltraNav driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) and XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=PD008370Fred





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I have a user that has a 2nd Generation X1 Carbon (the type with virtual buttons on the Synaptics TrackPoint/TrackPad.   The user is complaining that a context sensitivie menu (of the type that a right click would initiate) intermittently is shown when she left clicks.  She normaly uses the TrackPad but does use the TrackPoint on ocassion.  Here's what I've done so far: 1) I initially thought it was the TrackPad and had Lenovo Support replace it.  The problem was reduced but is still occurs. 2) I've installed current UltraNav drivers and updated all other drivers to current levels.  The WIndows 10 is also updated to current patches.  I would try setting the UltraNave to "Click Anywhere" but that disables the TrackPoint feature that is ocassionally used.  Has anyone seen this happen before and know a fix for this?  

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I bought a new T61 Thinkpad recently. From the begining I have been having problems with the trackpoint and touchpad mouse. At a time only one works and it is mostly the touchpad. I checked the BIOS setting and it is at automatic for both touchpad and trackpoint. Sometimes even the touchpad does not work. I have to restart the laptop couple of times for something to work. I have tried disabling touchpad in BIOS and end up not having the trackpoint also not work.In the thinkvantage productivity center it says that ultranav is not installed and I downloaded the ultranav update from lenovo website and installed it. Still the trackpoint does not work.I love the trackpoint and I hope some one can help me figure out what is happening.thanks

Answer:T61 trackpoint and touchpad mouse

Same problem..also wish the T61 came with SOME directions for simple functions.  Hope someone replies. Also have trouble getting fonts on certain websites to be of a more readable size.

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I suddenly find that both the trackpoint and touchpad are not functioning. they are set to Automatic in the BIOS but the UltraNav shows them grayed out.History:I had recently installed the system update "systemupdate314-2008-5-15.exe" when I had this problem (the key board also had stopped responding). The problem persisted but got rectified after a few restarts. But it now recurs again (though the keyboard is fine now). I also had recently removed the palmrest and tightened the touchpad connection when it had stopped working. It was fine till recently.Can you please suggest a remedy..

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I have a problem with my R61. I can not inactivate the trackpoint nor the touchpad, as it should be in the Productivity centre. Once opened the window, I can click on the "inactivate" button, but is does not change anything. So therefore always the trackpoint and the touchpad are both active, which can be sometimes a disadvantage Thank you for any help.

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Heads up to potential buyers.  The X300 trackpoint and touchpad are not fully functional when used with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Access, Remote Desktop, and other mainstream applications.  This is true for both XP and Windows OS.  The built-in pointing devices operate like a mouse without a wheel - you can point and click, but you cannot scroll.  This has been a known problem since June of 2008, and has been brought to the attention of this forum numerous times without resulting in any known action by Lenovo.WFaz

Answer:Touchpad/Trackpoint Warning

Lenovo released a newer version of the UltraNav driver that shows applicability to every Thinkpad except the one I own.  Has anyone tried the driver version 11.1.21.0 (released in August 08) on the X300?  The one installed on my X300 is version 7.0.1602.5 - this one is shown as being the latest UltraNav driver for the X300 in the Lenovo (lack of) Support website.

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I have a Lenovo T420s.  I bought it in May 2011 so it came with the Touchpad/Trackpoint driver version 15.2.14.0 (6hgx35ww.zip), which is the one also known for its massive memory leak. In any case, with that driver I am able to use the Trackpoint to navigate somewhere on the screen and immediately use the Touchpad if necessary. I do that a lot - I use the Trackpoint to quickly get somewhere on the screen, and then switch to the Touchpad for finer navigation (e.g. to look for something in Explorer, click on a link somewhere, etc). Every version since that verison has not worked the same.  I am now using 15.3.16.1 which doesn't have any memory leaks.  As soon as I touch the Trackpoint, the Touchpad becomes unresponsive to touch for about 1.5 seconds.  Try it.  Put your left pointer finger on the Trackpoint and move the mouse around.  Right as you lift your finger, use your right pointer finger on the Touchpad and see if it responds. It doesn't - you have to lift your finger and put it down again for it to register your touch.  Previously it would register your finger touch on the Touchpad right away. I'm almost tempted to switch back and deal with the memory leaks!  It makes such a difference with speed of navigation. Anyone else have a similar experience?   

Answer:Touchpad/Trackpoint weirdness 15.3.16.1

By the way, I know that JameZ has posted a few times related to the UltraNav drivers so I am hoping he will step into this thread and see if he's able to duplicate my finding  

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Neither Touchpad/TrackPoint are working on my R60. I was using it fine about 2 hours ago. Then I drove home when it was in sleep mode, and since it hasn't worked. I have tried to install the latest drivers from System Update under the blue button and also from Lenovo and still didn't work. When I go to check and make sure they are enabled all I get is this:UltraNav has been disabled in BIOS.So when I go to BIOS, it says that it is automatic. There are only 2 options for them. Automatic and Disabled. So what the heck is going on here?Thanks,Mac

Answer:Touchpad/TrackPoint NOT Working R60

Welcome to the forum! Try reverting BIOS to default settings (F9 once you enter it and F10 to save and exit) to see whether that changes anything. Good luck and let us know.

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Hi there, I've been using a T400 for around a year now. Previously, I could move the trackpoint and the touchpad at the same time (left hand on the trackpoint and right hand on the touchpad). I reformated, installed the drivers for both, and now if I am using the trackpoint and try to move the touchpad at the same time, there is about a 2 second delay before I get any movement from the touchpad. Any ideas? It is a really big annoyance because even if I am using the track point and stop moving it, and then immediately try and move the touchpad there is still a second where no movement happens, and I have to lift my finger and put it back down on the touchpad before the cursor moves. Thanks,-Ben

Answer:Using Touchpad and Trackpoint simultaneously.

I use the trackpoint and usually have both pad and trackpoint turned on.  Normally, i would have my palm resting on the pad while using the trackpoint.  If the pad reacted to my touch while i'm using the trackpoint, it would be quite annoying because the mouse would move unintentionally.  having approx 1-2 sec delay fixes the problem of unintentional movement.   So I thought it was supposed to work that way...

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hello,my touchpad and my trackpoint does not work I opened my thinkpad edge 15 and I saw that the flat cable was very damaging is it AC or other chause and where can I find this flat cable?thank fireoc

Answer:my touchpad and trackpoint is not working

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Hello all,I just got my Thinkpad T420 two weeks ago. Solid laptop overall, but recently I have some problems with my touchpad and trackpoint. There is a big movemental gap of the cursor when using trackpoint, and the touchpad is unusable. This happened once last week but then it disappeared after I disabled and then re-enabled trackpoint/touchpad, changing sensivity... Yesterday it happened again and this time it wont disappear after applying the same method. I tried updating the drivers, as well as reset BIOS (boot to BIOS -> F9 -> save) but none helped. I'm dualbooting windows 7 & arch linux, and the problem is present on both of the operating systems. This is really frustrating. Can someone please give me some suggestions what I could do to get rid of this annoying bug.Thanks very much.

Answer:touchpad & trackpoint problems

Not sure what a "movemental gap" is...Maybe consider posting a video?

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I've had this laptop since yesterday, and all was fine until I started using my Wacom graphics tablet... the tablet itself works perfectly but the Touchpad and Trackpoint seem to have switched off completely [the Touchpad buttons don't work either].Have I switched them off somehow, is it related to using the Wacom? Other similar questions online mention altering settings in Mouse > UltraNav, but this doesn't exist for me. Thinkpad Edge E530cWindows 7 ProEverything should be default settings because I haven't had it long enough to change anything!Makes no difference if on battery or plugged inNo error messages appeared. Any help much appreciated! KtP

Answer:How have I switched off Touchpad & Trackpoint?

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-67226install the above software. Also check in the Device Manager under Control Panel-> System. Make sure that you have the Ultranav trackpoint and trackpad detected, and there is no yellow exclamation mark.

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Recently I've been having an issue with both my trackpoint and touchpad. sometimes one works and other times the other works. from time to time they both work. it seems to switch when i pull up a new website or open a program. if one works before i open the program then the other will work after i open it. the buttons are the same way as well.. if one set works then the other doesn't but they don't correspond to which pointing device is working.. its kind of random.

Answer:Trackpoint & Touchpad problem

I have just starting having the same problems as well.  It's driving me nuts.  I thought my laptop was crapping out.  Anyone have any ideas what's going on?  I also had the trackpoint touchpad go south on a HP N6400, though in all cases, the Synaptic driver thinks everything is hunkydorey.  I've updated drivers, tried everything.   Whole reason I have a Lenovo is for the trackpoint and if it's going to stop working, then will start looking at a new laptop.





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Hello, I've bought new ThinkPad t540p recently. I've never used Trackpoint before and found it is very useful. But one thing breaks my happiness about Trackpoint. It's terrible clicking on touchpad.As I know it's common problem. But when I deleted Ultranav drivers and my Windows started using default drivers, I've realized that Trackpoint cursor pointing + Touchpad tap-to-click performance are best of breed. Unfortunately, I've lost scrolling and gestures.Is it possible to configure the same behaviour (Trackpoint cursor pointing + Touchpad tap-to-click) on Ultranav drivers or not? Thank you.

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  I've got an R61i model on Vista. The little red, 'mouse' button was disabled in order to use a traditional mouse, but now I want it back to the trackpoint. How do I do that- step-by-step?? Thank you













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Answer:How do I (re)-enable the trackpoint button?

Hi and welcome to the forum!Click Start, then type in "mouse" in the empty "search programs and files" field, click it, in the opened window select UltraNav, then check "Enable Trackpoint", thereafter "Apply".If it was disabled from the BIOS, then immediately press F1 when your thinkpad turns on, go to Config -> Mouse/Keyboard -> Trackpoint -> change disabled to automatic.Hope this helps.





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I don't know if I'm just being overly critical now or what, but I've started noticing more and more that my left TrackPoint button is loose - much looser than the right one.  I can feel it sort of rubbing against something when I press it (because it can move around) and it's just annoying.  The right button doesn't have that problem, but obviously I use the left one a lot more. Is this possible to fix myself if I open up the casing?  Has anyone else experienced this? 

Answer:Loose TrackPoint button?

Bad keyboard perhaps? If I were you I'd ask lenovo for a keyboard replacement. 





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I just got my new X1, but found immediately that the buttons associated with trackpoint doesn't work. Actually only the left and middle buttons don't work, the right button works, so I guess it's not likely to be a software problem. Anyone has similar problem as this?

Answer:X1 trackpoint button problem

nope, you should have warranty still, just call up support and they should be able to help you, i.e. either to send you a keyboard for self replacement or send you off to the depot.

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Does anybody know of any third party programs to allow you to custom configure the Trackpoint right button?  I would love to change it from a right click to a "Browser Back" button to allow for easy web surfing.  Wouldn't it be awesome if you could hit that without moving your hands off the keyboard to go back one page in your web browser?





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Issue 1: When I vertical scroll in a web page (Chrome & MSIE) by dragging TrackPoint (stick) while holding down left UltraNav button, the cursor moves but the web page fails to scroll, or demonstrates scroll latency of about .5 to 1 second behind the stick movement.  Sometimes, I have to try a couple times to get the scrolling to occur. Issue 2: Very often I must double click on UI buttons and web page links with the UltraNav button, when I should, traditionally, only have to click once. Received the T510 about 7 days ago.  i5, Win7 64bit, integrated graphics.  I've disabled all eye candy and set theme to classic.  Updated to latest available UltraNav and display driver.  I've tried just about every adjustment in the mouse and UltraNav settings, going as far as disabling the touchpad and touchpad filters. Synaptics driver info:Driver provider: SynapticsDriver date: 3/24/2011Driver version: 15.2.19.0Download from: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-66898File: 6hgx37ww  This is truly annoying and I'm about to return this laptop.  I hate to resort to that.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  I've used a T43 and T61 for the last 7 years at work and never had this issue.  I love T-model Thinkpads, but this is a poor experience.

Answer:T510: TrackPoint scrolling hesitates and left single click often ignored

1. Does vertical scroll work elsewhere? Like in Adobe Reader or a long Wordpad document?2. Same here; do clicks work elsewhere?I've only seen the delay when my CPU is being maxed out and SynTPEnh.exe doesn't intercept the middle-drag in time.

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Hi, Anyone knows how to configure left and right button to work together to emulate middle button?, ie when pressing down both left and right button, it functions as middle button? Simon

Answer:Left and right button combo to emulate middle button?

Hello mate, Nop it's not possible, You can choose what each button do, but not both together. If you want you can enable Tapping zone for the touch pad and emulate the middle button tapping one corner of the touchpad.





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Sometimes, more often then helix is unplugged from power abapter, touhpad and trackpoint just stops warking at all. Keyboard working fine. Sometimes after about 30sseconds of tapping, mouse cursor moves a little, or touchpad "returns to live", but for about 3-5seconds, and then "dies" again.All drivers are updated from Lenovo site with their latest versions.OS doesnt matter, happends on windows 7 and windows 8 both. 

Answer:Helix touchpad/trackpoint problems

Hi, mr_Jack
 
I would recommend uninstalling the current driver and see if it is the driver that is causing the issue. This can be accomplished by navigating to Control Panel ? Device Manager. While in Device Manager, open the tree labelled Mice and other pointing devices. Right-click on the device and select Properties. Next, navigate to the Driver tab and click on Uninstall... at the bottom. This will uninstall the driver, which will allow Windows to install a generic driver. If the generic driver functions without issue, then I would recommend either trying to reinstall the UltraNav driver or giving the Synaptics base driver installed, which can be found here.
 
Hope it helps,
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T510: I had to fix the Yellow DC-Input which fell into the laptop. I removed the KB and KB bezel where the TouchPad sits. I did this using the Hardware Maintenance PDF from Lenovo. Now both the UltraNav pointer and pad do not work and are not recognized in device manger. The only way to get around is via a Microsoft USB Mouse. I am using the latest BIOS. I have tried disabling and rebooting, returning to automatic, uninstalling, taking out the battery and power cable, pressing the power switch for 10 seconds ? etc. etc. When I press Fn +F8 it tells me the driver is not installed, but Synaptics 16.2.19.9 is installed ?I checked both cables under magnification to see if they were damaged. I also looked at the sockets. No bent pins on any of the 4 parts.BTW: I have another T510 in the lab, also running Win 7 Pro 64bit. It works fine. I can connect or disconnect the MS USB mice ? nothing prevents Fn +F8 from working and both the pointer and pad work.I have searched the forum and the internet, nothing seems to work.Any ideas?













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Answer:T510 : Both TrackPoint and TouchPad not working.

Did you follow the instructions from the HMM? Page 50 of the file (not of your pdf reader!) P.S. in case you don't have it: HMM click me

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since i've gotten my x201 i've been pretty happy with it. the only problem i've had with it is scrolling. on some applications such as itunes and AIM the program doesn't scroll. i've read a few entries saying that i have to modify the tp4table.dat file and it does work.my question is why is this necessary when other laptops don't need to do this. is this because synaptics drivers do not support scrolling in those applications yet? also how often does lenovo release new drivers to update support for more programs

Answer:scrolling problem with touchpad/trackpoint

Hello keviinf,modify the tp4table.dat file is the one way, updating the ultra nav drivers could help also.Please reboot your system after editing the tp4table.dat file.Otherwise it won´t work.I did some tweaks on my both systems too. Like enabling horizontal scrolling in Firefox.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Ultranav-does-not-scroll-horizontally-in-fi...
 
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So I have an Thinkpad Edge E520 and for some reason my touchpad and trackpoint stopped working completely last week. I have a wireless mouse, which I am still able to use, but I want to still be able to use my trackpoint and touchpad. When I go to the device manager for the mouse, I see that my laptop doesnt have the Ultranav thing anymore, and when I try to install the driver on my laptop, it still does not show. Another problem I have had with my laptop which may be in relation to this is that my keyboard is acting strange. It will work for a while, but it will then stop working. If i put the laptop to sleep, then wake it up, it will work again for a few more minutes then will stop. I have attempted to restore my computer to factory settings, but the problems still occur. Has anyone else had this problem?

Answer:E520 touchpad and trackpoint not working!

do you have warranty still?

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Hi, i have a Thinkpad T60 with dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 32bit and Windows 7 SP1 32bit.I have the same problem with all S.O., and i think it's an hardware problem. Randomply, the left button of trackpad don't work and it remains locked push! It's a big problem, because when this occours, the T60 isn't usable! Touchpad don't responding and if i use an usb mouse, it is as if you are pushing left key in continuation. If i rebot PC some times, it's work ok! Can you help me?Thanks!













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Answer:T60 trackpoint and touchpad work random!

Hello,
 
Just to confirm, this occurs under both Xubuntu and Windows 7?
 
If so, I would say carefully disconnect and reconnect the touchpad/keyboard assembly to verify it is not a connection problem, and if the problem still continues, to replace it with a new assembly.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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GreetingsFirst time posting seeing if anyone else is having issues with the X1 Carbon trackpoint/touchpad freezing up on Windows 8.For me it is freezing up every 20min while I am using it, and also when I unplug the AC power.The mouse will freeze up but the keyboard works fine. Usually I am forced to reboot.A USB mouse will work fine during this freeze. I have tried installing all windows updates, Lenovo updates and even system recovery to a date when I didn't have issues but nothing seems to work. Anyone else have this issue?Its been very frustrating owning this x1, as I am on my second one after the first one died on me.      

Answer:X1 Carbon trackpoint/touchpad freezing

Hi, changuri
 
I would recommend trying to install the Synaptics base driver and see if that helps your issues. Synaptics is the company that produces the UltraNav driver for Lenovo, so there should not be any loss of functionality, but it tends to fix issues like this in my experience. This driver can be found here. Try downloading and installing that and see if it helps.
 
Best of luck,
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Recently got a new Carbon x1, and everything was working fine, but once I closed the laptop and when I woke it up neither TrackPoint nor touchpad was working. Reboots didn't help. Tried installing Synaptics drivers - it said there was no device for update. Device manager detects the touchpad as Microsoft mouse with corresponding drivers (screenshot attached).  Also tried installing update for TrackPoint from the drivers list, it said it needed a reboot to install, after reboot there was an error window that suggested trying once again, several times I saw this message.Anyone have this? Are there any possible solutions?(Searched on the forum, but the solutions were not for my case or didn't work)P.S. It would be kinda stupid for a $1500 laptop not to work because of a touchpad

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I am having problems with Trackpoint and the TouchPad.  I had to disable Trackpoint because it was constantly clicking and opening anything it was pointed at.  The TouchPad pointer will not click and open anything, though, oddly enough, it will work if the computer is placed in standby mode for a lengthy period of time. I have reinstalled the original OS and other software several times now, including reinstalling the latest ultra nav driver and have all the other latest updates (BIOS 1.45).   I find it unlikely that this is a Hardware problem, but I have not been able to fix it with the software reinstalls.   Could it be the SSD? Is anyone familiar with these type of anomalies?   Any ideas for a fix? W510 4318CTOQ820 @1.73Ghzwin7 64bitfactory installed128gb SSD12gb ram

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Hi everyone, I got my T440s in Dec 2013.  The touchpad and trackpoint worked then, but after a couple months the touchpad would work for a few minutes and then just stop responding.  After a while longer the trackpoint completely stopped working as well.  Now neither of them have worked for months - I've been using an external mouse.   I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but that didn't help.  When I open Device Manager and click "Show hidden devices", the ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device shows up with a yellow triangle "!" icon.  Does anybody know how to fix this? Thank you!

Answer:T440s Touchpad & Trackpoint don't work

Hi Snowmc,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with touchpad on ThinkPad T440s.
 
To proceed with troubleshooting steps please boot the system to safe mode and uninstall the UltrNav driver from control panel ? program & feature option and also from device manager.
 
Shutdown the system and remove the external mouse and then switch ON the system, after booting with normal mode it will install generic drivers. Please check if the generic driver is also giving the issue with touchpad.
 
If the issue still persists after performing above troubleshooting then please provide the MTM number of the system at the next reply.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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 Hi to the forum.   I am a newly registered user of this forum but have been using Thinkpads for quite a while (T30, T43 and T61).   The T61  - 8891-CTO -  is rather old by now too and recently exhibited the 1 long and then short beeps and would not boot.   The GPU most likely overheated - a guess.    Following online hints I did manage to get the system back.   However, in the process something must have gone wrong and the Trackpoint/buttons and the Touchpad do not work anymore.  The BIOS does report them both as present and they are set to 'automatic'. Finding some mention of fuses on Thinkpad motherboards online I was wondering if there is a single fuse for both the Trackpoint/buttons and the Touchpad somewhere on the T61 motherboard and if so, could someone please point out where that fues is located? thanks, Anton

Answer:T61 trackpoint/mouse keys/touchpad

I would first try downloading new UltraNav drivers:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014080
 
Here is a link to all of your drivers:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-67853
 
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Hi there, I just changed my display-panel on the ThinkPad SL510 to a fullHD-Panel from the L520-Notebook.. It all worked perfectly and it's running brilliant. But after switching the panel my touchpad and trackpoint stopped working. The cables are all connected properly. Everything else is working, too. I've tried getting it to work on Windows and Linux. No chance on both. Linux at least recognizes the TrackPoint:# dmidecode[...]Handle 0x0021, DMI type 21, 7 bytesBuilt-in Pointing Device   Type: Track Point   Interface: PS/2   Buttons: 3[...] I've got the latest BIOS-Update on my SL510. I've tried resetting it to defaults. Didn't work. Removing the battery and reinitializing the BIOS didn't work, too.. I've no more ideas.. could you may help? Thanks a lot, Karim













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Answer:No TouchPad/TrackPoint after Panel-Switch

Hi AndroTux,
 
Have you tried updating the UltraNav driver?
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164
 
 





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I just upgraded my X301 to windows 7 and there doesn't seem to be a way to turn off the touch-pad. So, when I comfortably use my keyboard and trackpoint, I am constantly selecting things. The XP control panel interface had both separate sensitivity controls and the ability to turn the touchpad completely off. This doesn't exist in the Win7 ctrl panel and I can only find one driver suite for windows 7 on Lenovo's site. Any ideas?













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Answer:X301 Windows 7 Trackpoint and Touchpad

I should also mention Fn+F8 does nothing.

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Hi, I've got this problem for a couple of days now, but I can't resolve it. I got this laptop since 2 weeks now, and everything worked fine, but all of the sudden I noticed my touchpad isn't working anymore. Already tried:Reinstalling the UltraNav driversPushing Fn+F8, as said in many cases, although this wasn't expected to work. I got aeroplane mode under Fn+F8.Opening the UltraNav settings, but I don't get the window as in this link. Instead I get this.Updating the BIOS.Check whether they might be disabled in the BIOS, but both the trackpoint and touchpad are enabled.Delete the device drivers and restart windows.Go to a previous recovery point on which it was known to work.Bring the windows back to factory settings, removing all files.So..But still: it doesn't work. Funny to see is that when I open the system tray icon setup, I can see the UltraNav tray icon and it says "TouchPad = Pointer, TrackPoint = Disabled". Could anybody help me with this?  Edit: while writing this message it mysteriously started working again after reinstalling Windows again and configuring the newest updates for Hotkey. Only now, this happened to me this afternoon as well, but it stopped working again after the external screen was detached and the usb of the wireless mouse was disconnected. Therefore I still post this message for it will probably happen again. Any help on how it could all have started? And more importantly: how it can be stopped?

Answer:W540: trackpoint and touchpad not working

Update:The touchpad worked fine untill this morning, when it stopped working again. This is becoming really annoying... Please fix this! Apparently this user is experiencing the same problem.

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Hello: Has anyone experienced problems with their Navpads or Trackpoint after the notebook exits hibernation?  Keyboard and all functions work execpt for the touchpad and the trackpoint.  I have to restar the notebook to regain operation of either.   This started to happen shortly after I reinstalled the OS from the recovery partition and updated all the drivers.   ThinkPad UltraNav Driver   Version 16.1.1.0ThinkPad UltraNav Utility    Version  2.13.0 My unit does have the fingerprint reader, if that matters. Thanks,Claude





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Answer:T520 - Touchpad and Trackpoint Inop

Hi chl,
 
Since you updated the drivers and it's still causing the problem you can also try uninstalling them and then downloading the latest versions again; this sometimes solves the issue. 
 
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Hi Folks, I am running a W540 with Windows 10.  The Trackpoint and Touchpad are not functional.  Any suggestions? TIA,SD

Answer:Trackpoint and touchpad not working in Windows 10

Is it showing in device manager? If so is it showing that there is a problem? Is the ultranav software working? If not you could try re-installing the ultranav software or rolling back the drivers if everything shows that it is fine. Good luck. 

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