Right Click Doesn’t Work on Touchpad Windows 10 [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Driver Error Tags: TouchpadWindows 10
Some users find that the right click button on the right click on their laptop Touchpad suddenly not working properly, rendering your click right to see more properties option is out of the question. 

This is rather strange, since the left click and the navigation zone work just fine. Up till now, there is no a solid explanation as why is this error is happening. But there are some effective work-arounds that might be able to help. 

Just follow the instructions below to get this problem fixed. 

Option One: Enable Touchpad
Option Two: Reinstall Driver
Option Three: Update Driver

Note: Before you proceed, it is suggested that you plug in a mouse. 

Option One: Enable Touchpad

1) Click Start button, and then choose Settings. Then choose Devices


2) On the left side of the pane, choose Mouse & touchpad. Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Additional mouse options



3) Then the Mouse Properties window will open. Go to the furthest right option (the name of this option could be Device Settings or ELAN), then make sure your touchpad is enabled. 



If the option you see here is Device Settings, check to see if the the Touchpad is enabled. If not, you need to press the Settings button to change the status to Enabled


4) One more thing you should look into: function key. You should check to see if there is a function key that enables or disables the touchpad. On some laptop, this key is F6, or the combination of Fn+F5, or Fn+F6. The icons looks like a tiny touchpad with a diagonal line through it. You should check your manual to see which key or keys could be at fault. 


Option Two: Reinstall Driver

1) Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager



2) Locate and expand the option Mice and other pointing devices. Then right click your touchpad drive. (Mine is called Synaptics Pointing Device , yours could be different.)



3) Then go to Driver tab, choose Uninstall option. 

 



4) Confirm the uninstall of your touchpad driver by ticking the box of Delete the driver software to uninstall this device from your system. Then check OK to save the change.


5) When the uninstall completes, restart your computer. Windows should help you automatically install the latest version of the driver it could find. See if your problem solved after the reinstall. If not, please follow the third option below. 


Option Three: Update Driver

1) Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager



2) Locate and expand the option Mice and other pointing devices. Then right click your touchpad drive. 



3) Then go to Driver tab, choose Update Driver… option. 


4) Windows will start helping you find the latest version of touchpad driver that it could find. But if you see the notification like the following one: 


You might need to search for the driver by yourself on the Internet. 

But the whole process of searching for and then download and install the driver could be a hassle: you need to decide what driver you need, then choose from the manufacturer website the right one for your operating system, and you probably need to install it in compatibility mode, since some manufacturers have not yet released touchpad driver for Windows 10.  

In this case, it is suggested that you use Driver Easy to help you with all that. 

Driver Easy automatically helps you detect, download and install the drivers needed for your PC. With the help of it, all you need to do is to click the Scan Now button for it to scan, and then click the Update button. That’s all what it takes you to update your missing or outdated drivers. 


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  • vadla vamsi

    hi thank you very much, it’s working