windows 7 - Synaptics touchpad not working properly on HP ProBook 4540S

  • Prakash

    I recently bought an HP ProBook 4540S. The touchpad works smoothly on the left side. At the right side, scrolling works, but tapping won't.

    Is this a software or hardware problem?

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  • slhck

    I finally found that the Synaptics touchpad setup was not compatible with HP 4540S and I tried for setup with HP drivers from the Internet. Now it works properly. It wasn't a hardware issue after all.

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    One trigger I've noticed for the touchpad to stop working is when working over Remote Desktop if the screen goes into power-saving mode.

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