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Touch pad resizing screen - how do i stop it

I have an Acer Aspire 5735 and it has this feature that allows zoom function by bringing two fingers together or apart, problem is it keeps doing when i am not trying to, just using one finger and thinks i am trying to zoom, and its driving me nuts, how do i turn the 'feature' off or at least that it looks for a button click too before doing it?

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Red

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    My Acer has the same feature and it is driving me nuts. I hate it and want to make it stop. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Redwytch Feb 02, 2009

    your a genius, thank you very much.



    Red :)

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Go on to Control Panel

Select 'Mouse'

Go to 'Device Settings'

Click 'Settings'

Go to 'Pointer Motion' and expand using the + sign

Go to Pinch and disable the Pinch function using the tick box

Click apply

Click OK.

Send me £10! (hehe, it was pissing me right off too)

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