01-15-2019 01:33 PM
I'm having a problem with the trackpad on my T450 (running Windows 10). Everything works fine when I boot the machine, however about 10 minutes after I start working, typically in MS Word, text starts getting highlighted behind the mouse pointer, as if I clicked somewhere on the text and am dragging to select. I can't type or click to stop selecting at that point. If I press the ESC key, the context-sensitive menu pops up (as if I right-clicked), and I can click to deselect the text and start typing as normal, and clicking within the MS Word window acts as normal. However, clicking on other windows (or elsewhere in Windows, e.g. the start menu) does not register, even if I Alt+Tab switch to another window. This is true for the trackpad buttons, tap-to-click, and clicking with the bottom of the trackpad. The computer is in this mode until I reboot.
Possibly related problem: for a few days before this problem started, I'd be typing in Word, and suddenly the text cursor would appear in a different place (I think at the location of the mouse pointer, as if I had clicked) and I'd start insering text there. This does not seem to be happening anymore, having been replaced by the problem described above.
Trackpad driver: Synaptics 126.96.36.199 10/31/2018