Win8 drivers affecting Win7?
Still investigating this issue but I'm keen to hear from anyone with a clue about it:
A very recent purchase of an Acer laptop with W7 has been delivered with an apparently non-functioning right-button on the trackpad. Turns out the switch itself is fine; the synaptics driver disables the right-button (or the left, if you select left-handed mouse) completely, and offers no option to enable it.
This looks like a W8 thing but none of the W8 motions do anything helpful; neither slide in from sides or top/bottom do anything more than move the pointer and a two-finger tap does nothing. Curiously, pinch does zoom (albeit slowly).
As I said, I'm still investigating, but any input would be appreciated.