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# 208934 6-Mar-2017 10:23
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Curent laptop is starting to lose its click on the touchpad, so pressing in that vauge area at the bottom right that is supposed to right click is now not triggering the button so doing a left click most of the time.


My old thinkpad from ages ago had a great touchpad, 3 buttons ontop that were supposed to be for the pointy stick, and 2 at the bottom, which were for the touch pad. Pushing on the pad did nothing since it was fixed inplace, not on a spring and button


Looking at all the lappys in store, none seem to offer the actual buttons anymore, just a large button/pad combo, which I find super frustrating to use. The one on my HP specitre which is going wonky doesnt even have any tactile thing on it to know where to do the right click so I constantly left click by mistake. Seems that it worksok for the people that move their hands to use it rather than just using their thumb on the trackpad, which is how I use them.


So, What is there in the 13" range that has a nice proper non sprung/button touch pad with real physical buttons, and a decent screen (1440p prefered since thats usable with 100% scaling so old apps are happy)


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  # 1730713 6-Mar-2017 10:28
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A touchpad with no clicks might be an improvement.

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  # 1730716 6-Mar-2017 10:30
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No, because if the physical button under it doesnt trigger then it things you have just tapped it most of the time, which for some stupid reason does a left click even when done in the lower right corner of the touchpad.


Try playing minesweeper when marking a mine randomly detonates it. Ffffffffff doesnt even begin to cover it.


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