I have a laptop with an issue regarding its touch pad. It detects it is being tapped as using the synaptics drivers it shows up with the pressure graph as being tapped. I have reinstalled windows freshly on the laptop and this is the only issue that has arisen with it that the touchpad doesnt seem to want to work in detecting clicks. As I say it clearly is detecting them but failing to act on them and behave like windows should.
The laptop in question is a HP Pavillion DV6101eu. I have installed all the drivers from HPs site for windows XP and I have as already stated reinstalled windows and all drivers afresh. Anyone able to shed some wisdom as to what I can do to make the taps make clicking happen?
It seems to me that it has to be a software issue as the touch pad picks up movement and the pressure graph shows taps just it refuses to perform the left click action.
I am not familiar with the HP Pavillion, but on my Acer laptop I go to Control Panel > Mouse Properties > Device Settings > then select Settings button and click on Tapping. This then gives an option to enable or disable tapping. Don't know whether this might give you a clue for your laptop?
Skidzy - no other software for the track pad is installed bar the synaptics one required to activate the special features of the pad. Before installing the program I also trialled using the mouse with no success.
Sea Urchin - I did fiddle with settings and nothing seems to make a difference.
It sometimes works other times it doesnt seem to want to respond.