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Windows 7: Mouse pointer option

30 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Mouse pointer option


I am new to Windows 7 and it is driving me crazy. I graduated from Windows XP, skipping Vista. I am using an Acer laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. When I am moving the mouse pointer across the screen sometimes I follow links without clicking on them. I am taklen there just because I paused for a moment over the link. This also is happening in all of my windows. How can I change this so that I have to click on things to select them. I tried researching this, but I guess I don't know what keywords to search on. Any help would be appreciated.



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30 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Go to control panel, mouse and then adjust it the way you want it to be.

Buttons,> speed.
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30 Aug 2010   #3

Win7 Ult. 32bit

From the thread here, there are two main options.

1. CP/Ease of Access/Mouse/Make mouse easier to use/uncheck "Activate a window by hovering..."

2. CP/Folder options/General/select Double Clicking
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30 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Check out both of the two procedures given by Paul.

CP denotes Control Panel
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30 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64

If neither of those, perhaps Tap-to-click is involved? Do you have an icon in the system tray (right side of TaskBar) for the Touchpad? If so, right click on it and see if there is a setting for Tapping or Tap-to-click or something like that. If yes, uncheck it.
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30 Aug 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Or just don't rest your hands on the touch-pad. Most have a palm-check feature which will help if you have lazy wrists.
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30 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Solved, thanks

Thanks for all the suggestions. Deselecting Tap to Click did the trick. I thought it was because I hovered, but it was because I had to move my finger back to the left side of the touchpad and that was being interpreted as a click.

Thanks again all,

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