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Windows 7: How to Disable Synaptics Features But Still Have a Touchpad

19 Nov 2015   #1
TooLoose

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How to Disable Synaptics Features But Still Have a Touchpad

Windows 7 laptop (Lenovo) 64 bit.

I want to stop all the extra features of the Synaptics touchpad on my computer but still be able to use the pad as mute. I mean, I don't want the pointer to grab onto objects and open links or do anything unless I click on that object. I don't like all these new features and don't know how to stop the pointer from opening links. It also opens and closes apps. I went into the mouse properties and disabled all the features but the mouse still has a mind of its own. Is there any alternatives? I don't want to only use an external mouse as I often use the laptop sitting on a couch and a mouse is not convenient.

Synaptics Touchpad V7.2 on PS2.Port.


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19 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Then adjust all of the settings to match your needs,
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19 Nov 2015   #3
TooLoose

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Problem solved. I thought I had disabled all the special features but have overlooked the ClickLock. This feature is so annoying, I don't know how it could be an asset.

Thanks.
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19 Nov 2015   #4
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Yep mine shows as tap and drag and yes very annoying
Most you can adjust the tap sensitivity to heavy touch and never notice them.
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19 Nov 2015   #5
TooLoose

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OOPZ...maybe I was premature on stating this problem is solved. When I unchecked to lock feature, the problem cleared up but now after using my computer a bit longer, I'm having occasional issues as before, closing web pages, opening pages I didn't select (but the pointer moved over the link and opened pages I didn't select.

I'll try it for a few days and report back if I'm having problems still. I note that one of the thread links posted had temporary relief from this problem but then it started back up and I didn't see a final solution.
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19 Nov 2015   #6
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Could be tap zones they can be equally annoying
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20 Nov 2015   #7
TooLoose

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No, this is not a solved problem. When I disabled the lock feature, it was improved but about an hour later the problem erupted again. When I move the pointer across links, files, objects, it opens them without any action on my part. Not all the time, but much of the time. I disabled all the features in the mouse properties but something is still causing this problem. I am using a photo editing program and it is executing some procedures before I select it. And if I accidentally leave the pointer on a function like 'close,' it will automatically close it.

Any ideas on how to stop these issues?
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25 Nov 2015   #8
TooLoose

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Any help here? I've disabled all the special features and unchecked the LOCK feature and this pointer is still latching onto files and links, opening and closing pages, etc. I just want a dead touch pad, one that works like it did before they developed all this touch-screen technology. Are there any drivers available that will reset my touchpad/mouse to that environment?
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25 Nov 2015   #9
ThrashZone

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Hi
Without seeing the options you have available it's any ones guess
You might try to go to Ease of access center/ Make the mouse easier to use and uncheck any about hovering over an item.

Otherwise you might be able to install the touch pad driver version I show on my first reply ?
Anything more open the touch pad settings and expand all options and start taking screen shots

See if anything about pinch zoom... is listed ?
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27 Nov 2015   #10
TooLoose

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I basically disabled everything connected to the touchpad/mouse. I do want my touchpad to work, but not by initiating any actions on its own. It is driving me bonkers. If I rest the mouse on an object, a link, a 'close page' icon, on an image in Flickr, it will automatically open or act on that link. Do you know specifically which mouse/touchpad features are causing this problem for me? No, I didn't try that driver. When I hovered over the link, the software opened it and I got a warning msg about that site being on a third party blacklist. Perhaps some of those drivers (not the one you pointed to) are loaded with other goodies. (Seems like a good place to infect others, if one is into that sort of nefarious actiities.) I am not savvy with this newer technology and was doing just fine until we entered the error of touch-screen technology. I do not have that technology on my computers. I read somewhere to uninstall the Synaptics software and let Windows use the default drivers for the touchpad, but that didn't work for me. It disabled the touchpad entirely and I had to plug in a mouse to gain access again to my computer.

I can't believe I am the one and only user who does not want this new technology...and using a mouse exclusively on this laptop won't work because I use it sometimes in situations where that wouldn't be practical.
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