Of course not all of us are tech savvy and have the knowledge to get the right and latest drivers. To put things simple, here is a simple guide to fix it.
1. Download the latest drivers
Most common laptop nowadays uses either synaptic (popular on Acer and HP) or Elantech.
For Synaptic just download the latest version from synaptic:
For elantech you need to download this version:
Elantech_Touchpad_126.96.36.199 : Download link (for toshiba)
for other model just google YOURLAPTOPMODEL 188.8.131.52, example : ASUS 184.108.40.206
2. Uninstall driver and reboot
This simple steps proven worked on cetain model such as ASUS.
Go to Device manager (right click on windows icon and select device manager) - mice and other pointing devices - Right click on your pointing device displayed and reboot. (You may need to reboot twice).
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