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Laptop: How do i stop the auto clicking!!!

Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:19 pm

Does anyone have a clue how to stop the auto clicking...its soooo annoying!

I'm using the logitech wireless laptop mouse if that matters.
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:33 pm

It would help if you said what auto-clicking is, and what's doing it. Do you mean clicking by tapping on a touchpad? Usually you can set that in the BIOS. Otherwise I have NFI what you're talking about, although that's certainly not "auto-clicking".
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:35 pm

Yeah, WTF is "auto-clicking"?
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:36 pm

I suppose the correct term is tapping?

Its when you hover over a link or icon...and left clicks once automatically.
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:46 pm

Still not exactly sure what you're talking about. Maybe it is the "point to select" setting in your Mouse Properties?
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:32 pm

Sounds like something in the touchpad software. Should be a system tray icon for it, and you should be able to find a setting for it in there.
 
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:49 pm

You don't say what OS you're using (here's a tip: it's easier for people to help you if you give them information). But there's an option in Windows for "Single-click to open an item" It defaults to Double-click, but your (or something you installed) may have set it to single. Look in Folder Options, either in the control panel or off the tools menu in any folder window.
 
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:36 pm

For Win2K

Control Panel > Mouse

Click on Device Settings (look for Synaptics logo, is a red loop). Highlight the Synaptics TouchPad, click on settings. In resulting dialog box, look for Tapping in the left-hand tree view. Deselect Enable Tapping and your problems disappear.

Should be similar for XP.
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Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:52 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
You don't say what OS you're using (here's a tip: it's easier for people to help you if you give them information). But there's an option in Windows for "Single-click to open an item" It defaults to Double-click, but your (or something you installed) may have set it to single. Look in Folder Options, either in the control panel or off the tools menu in any folder window.


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