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Laptop touchpad no longer does tap function

I know this is a simple fix but it is extremely annoying at the moment. I need to be able to restore the tap to enter function on my touchpad. I have tried to look in the control panel-mouse functions and I don't see anything on the touchpad in there.

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On the bottom bar by the clock, if your computer is newer there should be a small icon that controls your mouse. Simply right click on it and check the box "tap to click" or similar. Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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Try this solution to your problem

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