I have a Dell laptop, an Inspiron 5559. It's just over two years old now and the touchpad has been a royal pain from Day 1. I have installed updated drivers a couple of times and believe I have the "latest and greatest" ones on the computer but they are still annoying the heck out of me.
A consistent annoyance has been its tendency to frequently assume that I had clicked on something that I did NOT click on. This results in windows closing or in text suddenly getting deleted or even in files getting deleted if I'm in File Explorer. But the most annoying thing has been its tendency to treat left clicks as right clicks. When I left-click on something on a website or in File Explorer, 90% of the time it behaves as if I've right-clicked and gives me a context menu. Then I have to hit escape to make that go away, then try my left-click again. Typically this cycle repeats three or four times until it finally treats the click as a left-click rather than a right-click. It's VERY frustrating. It's as if the only place it interprets the click correctly if I'm within a half-inch of the bottom left corner of the touchpad: anywhere else seems to be takes as a right-click even though I'm far to the left of the halfway point on the touchpad.
Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem that fixes the touchpad? I really don't want to go back to a mouse or other device to do my clicking.