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Permanent settings in control panel

My laptop features "enable tapping," so that one may tap the mouse pad thus simulating a left click.  From control panel I select mouse and go to devise settings and from there I disable tapping.  Yet, when I restart the computer the tapping feature is once again enabled.  How do I make my desired disable tapping setting permanent?

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Function and f7 key disable and enabled mousepad

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My touchpad is working only as a mouse, the tapping is not working..why is that ? I have an aspire 3680 mouse work and the 2 click buttons too only tapping is not working. I have check all drivers and they...

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2. open mouse options
3. click the device settings tab and you should see your touch pad as one of the devices.
4. Make sure your touch pad is highlighted and click the settings button
5. one of the options is tapping, and you can enable it here

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First, try double tapping the light again. You may have just mis-tapped.

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If that fails, navigate to the Mouse Settings on your PC and re-enable it there. If you have a USB mouse you can use that. If not, you can use the keyboard. Windows Key will launch the Start Menu, arrow keys can highlight options, Enter will click on them, Control+Tab and Control+Shift+Tab will switch tabs (in a window that has tabs).

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 scroll touchpad stop working


The notebook model you have is shipped with the Synaptics touchpad driver. Please follow the below steps to enable scrolling features:

1. Open Control panel -> click on Mouse . It will display Mouse Properties dialog box.
2. Under Mouse properties Window click the Device Settings tab
3. Click on Device Settings -> Settings button. This will display the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad on PS/2 port.

4. Follow the steps below to enable the Tapping Feature :

Highlight Tapping in the Left hand side , and Check the Enable tapping in the Right hand box .

5. Follow the steps below to enable Scroll feature:

Highlight Virtual Scrolling in the Left hand side and Check both the boxes in the right hand side.
6. Click OK .
Alternatively you can anble scrolling by reinstalling touchpad driver.

Touchpad driver for Vista:

Touchpad driver for Windows 7:

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Mouse touch-pad

Click Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Device Settings (tab) > Settings (right hand side, immediately under the white box with your touch pad device listed)

Select "Tapping" on the left and make sure it is enabled.
If tapping was enabled, go to "Sensitivity" on the left and adjust the touch settings.

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This is a really common problem thats not actually a problem.
Go to trackpad settings and make sure tap to click is off.
Most laptops allow you to tap the track pad to act as a mouse button, try it go to an icon tap the trackpad youll see that the icon highlights as if you are actually left clicking.
When your typing the trackpad senses your arm or wrist occasionaly and thinks your tapping the mouse, thus moving the cursor.
So go into trackpad settings and turn off tap to click.

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Check in the control panel under mouse. There should be a setting to enable tapping. If there is a touch pad icon on the bottom right of the screen you can also right click on that and select options.

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Touch pad not working

Oh, you mean it doesn't click on tapping.

Okay, this will surely fix it. Something has disabled the tap feature and you need to enable it again. I have seen it with a couple of computers and I fixed them.

Go to Control Panel. Enter the Mouse Settings and select the last (Devices) Tab at the top of the dialog box that appears. There, click the button Properties. In the Window that comes up, select the Tapping option in the left pane. There, click the Checkbox 'Enable Tapping' or similar.

Now click Apply as many times it requires to close off all the Windows that have come up. Now try moving the mouse.

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Ok so here goes.... I had the same problem:

Go to the 'start' button and then hit the 'control panel' option, then click 'mouse' then go to 'Device Settings' and then to the 'settings'. When you get to this screen it shows a list on lthe left hand side choose the 'tapping' option and then ok.

Hope it works for did for me.

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