I got an asus zenbook ux51vz a couple months ago, and it's perfect, except for the piece of crap clickpad.
I thought 'clickpad' meant the thing that's on macbooks, but apparently I was wrong, because neither my zenbook nor any PC laptop with a clickpad I tried at a store lets you click at the top of the clickpad.
In linux, I can turn off the right mouse 'button' with synclient and then the clickpad is pretty mac-like, EXCEPT I cannot click at the top.
In windows, I have not found anything that lets me customize the behavior of the clickpad, asus 'smart gesture' sucks. I am thinking of working on adding elantech support to twofingerscroll, the open source synaptics driver.
Anyway, I was wondering if there was a way I can replace the clickpad (it is removable according to ifixit) with something more mac-like, or to mod this one so that it would click at the top?
I don't know how the clicking mechanism on macbook clickpads and pc clickpads works, would I be able to add a couple extra buttons and solder the leads to the existing one? Can I just put a couple of springs somewhere? I'm just guessing, I don't know. Please help.
My modding experience consits of doing stuff like using optical bay to second hdd kit in a macbook, installing an ssd into a mac mini, taking an imac apart to add an ssd, that sort of thing. I haven't yet ever done anything involving cutting plastic parts open or soldering etc. though I need to learn.
I suppose I can retrain myself to use this clickpad as a pc touchpad and click on the left/right "buttons", but I'd rather just figure out a mod so that it would click at the top.
A lady wrote an article about the zenbook having an awful clickpad, but I thought that was just earlier models and I took a chance anyway, turns out I was wrong.
If someone has any ideas, please let me know.