Trouble with drop-down menus using Lenovo Yoga touchpad?

The lower left corner of the touchpad (sticky note is in that spot) is where the left-click function actually is.  Touch anywhere else, including the left side, and you get a right-click function.

The lower left corner of the touchpad (sticky note is in that spot) is where the left-click function actually is. Touch anywhere else, including the left side, and you get a right-click function.

I may have the answer to your annoyance over drop-down menus. Read on.

I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 touchpad computer in February (2015) at Best Buy. Later I had Windows 8.1 installed on it.

After that, the trouble (frustrations) began. I do a daily blog. I like to compose on a blank document and then transfer the finished entry onto my WordPress blog (His Word for Me).

When I tried to compose an entry the drop-down menus constantly showed up. The touchpad is divided into two halves so I couldn’t figure out why the drop-downs showed up no matter which part of the touchpad I clicked on. The same frustration happened when I pasted the completed entry onto my blog.

I had access to help: Best Buy’s Geek Squad, Lenovo, and Word. Amazing, to me, was that none of them could provide the instant help I needed. Trust me, I had them inside my machine all over the settings!

One bit of support that led to the solution was a Geek Squad guy telling me that there was no difference between the right click and the left click.

The solution? The problem was in my perception of the touchpad. I thought it had two halves……it doesn’t. The lower left corner of the touchpad is where the actual left-click is. The rest of that touchpad is all right-click.

So in my document composing I would occasionally finger that lower left corner and it would function as a left click should, otherwise everything was right click. So occasionally I thought that I had figured it out only to learn otherwise.

The key is using the lower left corner for left clicks. Do that and the problem should end.

Why Lenovo, the Geek Squad, and Word couldn’t help makes me wonder about them.

I hope this article puts an end to frustrations with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Touchpad for some of you.

 

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