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Toshiba notebook touchpad tap doesnt work

Was using the laptop for webchat then the tap function stopped working but can still control the mouse with the touchpad. the left button still works, just cant tap the pad anymore.

any ideas why it just stopped when using windows live messenger?

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Goto 'Control Panel - Mouse - Device Settings, Highlight the device in the list and then click settings. It Might just be that it needs re-configuring. Devices like this tend to loose there configuration due to being used so much and of course the ammount of pressure put on them. There is alot you can reset here. The touch pad does alot more than you think, We just dont bother to look at the settings because we are too busy looking at the screen,and rightly so. Im not saying this will rectify the problem but its worth a try.

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