I didn't want to bother you with this - but it's starting to make me nuts. I've looked all over the intertron for answers, and have seen quite a few problems like mine, but the circumstances don't quite fit my situation - or at least I haven't found it yet. Most of these complaints are the result of upgrades or not updating drivers and whatnot.
I JUST BOUGHT a new laptop. I'm talkin' nine days ago. My first foray into Windows 8.1. So far everything is fine except for the touch pad. Every now and again the left mouse button refuses to do what left mouse buttons do and I must touch the screen to click on a tab, a spot on a page, etc. It starts working again shortly, but still, what the hell?
Also, occasionally, when I put the mouse pointer on the scroll bar to move through a page, then move the pointer off the scroll bar and onto a link or a spot in the page I need to type or whatnot, it's as if the pointer never left the scroll bar and the page keeps moving up and down when I try to get to a particular place on a page.
I've got an Acer laptop running Windows 8.1 with a Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad, driver version 22.214.171.124 - did a check for updates and was advised the best version was currently installed.
I shall await your sage counsel.
Thank you in advance for your time and effort!