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#1 Dan1113

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

My touchpad appears to have gone crazy. It starts right clicking instead of left clicking sometimes, I cannot highlight text or double click to drag, and the weirdest of all: if I am in one program and want to click into another, it doesn't do it, as if it did not recognize the click at all, even though I can click in the program I am in. Sometimes that even happens within one program, like buttons on a website in Firefox work but not the toolbars etc This is also a bit random, sometimes working better, sometimes working really terribly. Please help!

Update: I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled a new one that I managed to get downloaded from Acer's website, but nothing. Sometimes after restarting, the left click will do a regular left click and actually work, sometimes it will be like a right click. It has been getting worse these last few restarts, I can barely use the computer now...

Any tips?

Am running Vista on a pretty new Acer Aspire.

Thanks!

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:16 PM

Acer support issue, IMO.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

Do you have a USB mouse you can try to isolate the touchpad as the Definate problem?
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:04 AM

The driver update did not work but here is the interesting thing. When I connect a USB mouse, even that mouse is crazy -- for a few seconds. Then it turns normal, and if I then unplug the USB mouse, my touchpad is almost (about 95%) normal! If I restart the computer it goes through all this again. Really strange.

The only thing that does not work when i do that is the whole double click the touchpad and hold to scroll/highlight thing. If I use the regular button this works.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

It's possible that the touchpad drivers...interfere with another pointing device.

If you have uninstalled the touchpad drivers...and installed new and still have this problem...I suggest contacting Acer support. The drivers are the only logical item which impact operating system and function, anything other than a operating system issue...should be an Acer issue.

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It's possible that the touchpad drivers...interfere with another pointing device.

If you have uninstalled the touchpad drivers...and installed new and still have this problem...I suggest contacting Acer support. The drivers are the only logical item which impact operating system and function, anything other than a operating system issue...should be an Acer issue.

Louis




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