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Touch pad I am not able to  disable the touch pad scrolling and clicking functions and i cant find the file to do so\thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx

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First check if your Synaptics Touchpad is well configured in System Panel ---> Hardware, under "another pointing devices".
If so, then go to Control Panel ---> Mouse ---> Synaptics Touchpad. There you can enable/disable properties.
To get the pad properly setup, you should try to download and install te SP21661 pack from HP/Compaq, that pack comes with all the features you can use, very useful for W2K & WinXP.

Link:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=ob-28135-1&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=96221

Lucas from Argentina

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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