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Windows 7: How do I disable mouse focus on a Netbook?

16 Dec 2011   #1
Lol999

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How do I disable mouse focus on a Netbook?

Hi, just bought myself a netbook running windows 7 and only one thing gets me down, the mouse pointer focus. When I'm typing on my blog it gets frustrating when I suddenly start typing in the midst of existing text, or links get clicked, because the focus has changed to the pointer and not where the cursor is!
Is there anyway to stop the focus following the pointer until I click where I want it to be?
Not used to this as I usually run a desktop.
Help please!

many thanks, Lol


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16 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

This is probably caused by the touchpad Tap-to-click being enabled and you are accidentally brushing the touchpad while typing. I always disable Tap-tp-click so I have to use the touchpad buttons to click, just like a normal mouse.

If there is a touchpad icon in the System area of the Taskbar, right click on it and see if there is a Tap-to-click selected. If not, or no icon is present, open Control Panel then Mouse and see if you can find a way to turn it off.

If that resolves the problem good, if not you can turn it back on again.
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17 Dec 2011   #3
Lol999

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your help!
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17 Dec 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did that resolve the problem?
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18 Dec 2011   #5
Lol999

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes thank you, absolutely great. It was making using this thing misery. many thanks!
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