Heard from Adesso. This is normal behavior. Apparently I am not
current in my understanding of touchpad capability. I'll need to
get used to it, but it is a great keyboard if you need a wireless
input from a 30 ft distance.
Touchpad also has a scrolling area which works like a charm and
the keys are, I've heard, a scissors type which do not stick.
Beats the hell out of the old Scorpius P20 with the joystick mouse
control and its sticky keys.