I was called to a neighbour's house yesterday to sort out their sound problem on their new laptop.
I managed to get their sound working but was somewhat mystified by their mouse controls. Their laptop has a touchpad for moving the mouse cursor around the screen and doing a double-tap seemed to open things like a double-left-click on a regular mouse. But I could not figure out HOW to get the thing to do a Right-Click for bringing up right-click menus and had to go round the long way for everything.
Just how are you supposed to do a Right-Click on those touchpad things?
Only suggestion I have is look under control panel and see what it says about the touchpad for right click. Or connect a mouse, mates wife does that as shes not keen on the touchpad either finds a mouse a lot quicker but I suppose its what you're used to.
There is no "right touchpad" - just the one silver square.
Like I mentioned above it isn't my laptop - it belongs to my neighbours and was only setup last week by their son who has gone back to university this week.
The User Manual doesn't seem to say HOW to use the touchpad - in fact it doesn't seem to have a chapter about it anywhere. But then the Manual didn't state anything about installing drivers for the on-board sound either which is why they asked me to take a look at their laptop yesterday.
Thay have the laptop sitting on a tiny table in the living room. There is no mouse attached to it or any flat surface anywhere that could be used even if I supplied my own mouse.
On my desktop computer there is a button next to the right-Ctrl button which brings up right-click menus if pressed. Would this button be present on on a laptop keyboard as well? I didn't see one yesterday but I didn't actually look for it as I have never used this button myself on my own computer.
Certainly looks like a bar of some sort under the pad, but whether it is split in two is difficult to see. I cannot imagine that it does not have two buttons though - it seems inconceivable that it doesn't.