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I use a windows vista with a touchpad.I accidentally put my cursor on the instruction from the synaptic pointing device at the bottom toolbar and I think I may have got rid ot the 'tick box' by mistake .Now, although my cursor moves, there is no response from any icon when they are clicked. Thanks for your help. Ramesh.

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