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I've had the acer one for 2 weeks. While using it today, the single and double click functions of the touchpad stopped working. The touchpad still moves the arrow around the screen and the left and right buttons next to the touchpad function normally. Did I inadvertantly do something to change the touchpad function? There's nothing in the small manual that came with the computer to cover this situation. Thanks for the help. Carl

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  • cskpuels Aug 01, 2009

    asoveral, Thanks for the help, however, can you explain where I find the Settings tab? I'm a bit new at this. Carl

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Hello cskpuels,

It sounds like the touchpad is working ok but probably needs some setting(s) adjusted. The touchpad settings can be accessed through the windows control panel. But before going to the control panel it's useful to review the touchpad basics for single and double clicking. They are as follows:
•Tap once on the main touchpad for single click.
•Tap twice for double click.
•The lighter the touch, the better the response.
•Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.

•Opening the Control Panel
The Windows Control Panel can be opened by:
Selecting *Start > Control Panel (on Windows Vista)
- OR -
Start > Run > Type 'Control' and select OK (on Windows XP)
*The Enter key may be used on the keyboard in place of touchpad clicking*

In the Control Panel, do the following:
•Select Mouse [Enter] (Brings up the touchpad properties sheet)
•Look at the Buttons tab in the touchpad properties sheet.
•Adjust the settings and test the touchpad until you get the response you desire.

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To adjust touchpad settings, click on Settings tab, Touchpad, then on the Tap tab and check the Activate Tap checkbox.
You can also adjust the touchpad sensibility in GeneralTab

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  • A Soveral Aug 01, 2009

    What system does your ACER ONE have installed? LINUX or WINDOWS XP?

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