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CuriousOne

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I don't know if this is normal but I find it annoying. Using the synaptic touch pad on a Windows 8.1 laptop, I find that if the cursor lingers over an icon or shortcut for a second or so, it sometimes acts as if I had clicked on it. I don't think it is the touch pad sensitivity setting. Is there a separate setting that makes a cursor hover act as a click?
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Ztruker

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As a test, disable Tap-to-clcik for the touchpad, see what happens.
 

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CuriousOne

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Thank you for replying.
OK, I disabled the touch pad tapping. It will take some time for me to know if this resolves the problem because it doesn't happen all the time.

But, even if it solves it, is there another option because I've gotten very used to double tapping on the Touch pad as a quick way to select or start something and would hate to give it up.
 

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Ztruker

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I can't think of anything. I don't remember seeing any sensitivity setting for the touchpad. If there were then decreasing the sensitivity might help.

Tap-to-click is the first thing I turn off when working on a laptop. It drives me crazy.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us florida

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