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Touchpad minimizes screen

When I double tap the touchpad it will constantly minimize my screen. This is so frustrating and really slows me down on my work. This happens wherever my cursor happens to be on the screen-it is not near the minimize button. Please help!

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Double check your settings for the touch pad. It could be set to do that under one of the settings. Or something internally could have gotten jogged or internally moved. If that is the case there isn't much you could do unless you got someone to look inside of it for you.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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