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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jmayer, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. jmayer

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    I have an Acer Aspire 9300 and everything works great but tapping the toucpad produces a right-click and a context menu appears whenever I click to open something or simply click on my desktop.
    I'm pretty sure the settings are correct..I just don't know how to make tapping just a left click.
     
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    Do 2 clicks usually open a context menu?
     
  4. jmayer

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    tapping once and tapping twice both open the context menu as if I were clicking the right click button on a proper mouse.
    to open anything I have to click it then select "open ____" from the context menu.
    I've uninstalled synaptics once and installed it again but nothing changed.
     
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    I just uninstalled synaptics again and without synaptics, tapping still produces a right click.
    Is this a hardware problem? I'm not extremely computer savvy, i know a lot, but I am lost right now.
    maybe a windows problem?
    ahhh!
     
  6. Elvandil

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    I'm thinking that there is an adjustment somewhere for key repeat rate that you should be able to change. That may be in the Control Panel, but maybe the BIOS, too.
     
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    That was the very first thing I checked, and it's right handed.
    Like I said, I uninstalled synaptics, and the problem persists. It is worth a shot however, to try to plug in a standard mouse.
     
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    I changed it, but it had no effect. Wouldn't it only affect the keys anywhere, and not the touchpad?
    I hate to ask, but are there any other ideas as to what the underlying cause of this is?
     
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    Here is a bizzare suggestion.
    Basically it is as if you have changed the setting for you mouse to left handed, thus the left and right buttons have been reversed.
    Have you thought of checking that this is infact not what has happened. Control pannel, mouse and look under the general settings, not the synaptic settings.
     
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    try something else which might help determine where the problem lies. Plug in a normal mouse and see what happens if you left click. If it still responds incorrectly then you know it is a general setting, if it works like it should, then the problem lies with synaptics.
     
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