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TouchPad clicking problem & Gestures

2013-07-17, 13:34 PM

Hi,

 

Hopefully some of you kind people could help me. I have had my Lenovo Z580 i5 for around 2 days. Im still struggling to get along with it.

 

 

There was no introduction or tutorial on how to use the new windows 8 and gestures. 

 

My main problem has been using the touchpad. I have messed with the settings, but have made very little effect. I can't get to grip with the touch click system, as I have always been used to clicking either left or right button below the touchpad on laptops.

 

On this version there are no click-able buttons. Well if there are they seem unresponsive. When I try to double click on the button the mouse icon gets jammed up or moves across the page instead of clicking

 

Is there a way to make the buttons below the touchpad, click-able like a traditional laptop? Am I missing something as at the moment the only way I can click is by double tapping the pad.

 

This is causing problems for me when using web design programs ect.

 

Hope someone here can help?

 

Cheers

 

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Re: TouchPad clicking problem & Gestures

2013-07-17, 18:07 PM

hi welshlamb,

 

The Z580 comes with a one-piece touchpad but it should still have a functionality for a regular left/right click like on a traditional laptop. To verify if this is working:

1. In Windws 8, press Winkey+I > hold the shift key and click Power > Shutdown

2. Press the OneKey Recovery button and choose Lenovo recovery system

 

Once System Recovery opens up,check if the touchpad left/right clicker is working. If it's working ok, try to disable the touchpad gestures (see this thread) and observe.

 

If the touchpad left/right clicker still doesn't work on the OneKey Recovery environment, you may need to contact lenovo for service.

 

 

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neokenchi



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Re: TouchPad clicking problem & Gestures

2013-07-17, 20:06 PM

Thanks for the help, have learnt a few more things from youtube. Adjusted the settings and now its working.

 

Although I can not find a comprehensive guide of all the touchpad operations. As I have now learnt that right click is two fingers and left is one.

 

Is there a method to select / highlight all using the touchpad?

 

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Re: TouchPad clicking problem & Gestures

2013-07-17, 21:33 PM

hi welshlamb,

 

Glad to know you got it working. AFAIK, there's no touchpad gesture that emulates a select all (like the pressing the CTRL+A). You need to the traditional highlight > select (double tap and drag) method to select items using the touchpad. You can also use both hands. Click on one finger and move the other to highlight / select items.

 

 

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Re: TouchPad clicking problem & Gestures

2013-07-22, 7:52 AM

Thanks for the help all. 

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Does anyone know how to close down open windows or minimize them quickly using gestures?

I though there was a three finger swipe that would minimize?

 

Thanks

 

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