I got a Dell XPS 15 Laptop recently. It is a thing of beauty, except when the Touchpad just stops responding, and only click-and-drag mode seems to work, so I have to restart the Computer to get it working again.
Fix — Using Device Manager
Restarting every time is a terrible solution, so I began to check what else I could do to fix this.
I found that disabling and enabling the “HID-compliant Touch Pad” device in Device Manager, fixed the problem every time.
Of course, you’d need the Keyboard to do this, so you want to know how to use the Tab and Arrow keys to navigate controls on a Window.
Fix — Using PowerShell
If you’re comfortable with PowerShell, You might want to write a script like:
And have it available globally by adding it to the
Then when it happens, you can run PowerShell as Administrator, and run
touchpad to fix the problem.