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My touchpad keeps clicking around the screen without me touching it, whenever i touch it it seems to keep clicking, is there a way to switch this off? my laptop clicked of 3 times during this message. i cant move my cursor without clicking stuff, its very very annoying

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  • joevig Jun 28, 2008

    same problem except its on a Sony vaio

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem I think that the touchpad is working normally, but I hate it. When you double touch the touchpad it acts the same as a left click, and does all sorts of unintended stuff. I want the touch pad to only move the cursor, and I want to click the left button to do anything. I have been trying to turn off the tap to click. I hate it, and it is driving me wild. I really want to shut it off. When I am typping, ny thumb accidentally touches the touchpad and then throws the cursor wild and I start typing somewhere else in the document. I have found out that I can turn off the touchpad by pressing functioon f7, and that is very helpful.



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Fn- F7 will toggle internal touchpad on/off. I turn mine off and use wireless mouse.

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If you wish to turn the pad off, in your tool bar to the right should be 'Synaptics pointing device' or similair. Right click on it and click on pointing device properties, then Device Settings, then click dissable. Make sure you plug in a mouse first though. The pointing device driver may be set too sensitive or may need to install a newer driver here

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Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity) and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. If the cursor and touch pad seems to be ok open your internet browser to download and install MalwareBytes and run a Quick Scan.

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Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad on or off by clicking on the button that is located at the top of the touch pad in the middle.

Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad by tapping twice in the upper left hand corner of the touchpad.

Some models will require a keystroke to toggle the touchpad. Press and Hold the ALT or FN function key located at the lower left portion of the keyboard, then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The correct key to hit will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square that represents the touchpad.

Download and reinstall the touch pad drivers.

Get online and got to In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.

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