Solved: Windows XP Home SP2 regarding a laptop and mouse

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xfile47

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Wondering if anyone could give me some instructions on using the mouse with a laptop. Now I mean using the built in mouse with the little pad, not another mouse hooked up to the laptop the pad on the laptop. It drives me nuts when you put the mouse arrow on anything dosn't matter what it is and in a second or two it opens automatically. you don't have to click at all. I hate that, when you want to do something you haven't got time to read anything it just opens the file or what ever. Is there a way to set something on the laptop to make it where you have to click the mouse before anything happens? Hope I explained this right. Can someone give me some pointers? (no pun intended) :)
 
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I can't say for sure about your laptop, but on my Dell, I can go to control panel, mouse (in classic view), choose the Touchpad tab, and take the tick out of 'tapping'. That will force you to actually click the button.
 

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Thank you very much, now I won't get so mad when I use it. I will close this thread, thanks again
 
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My pleasure--it took me six months to get used to the touchpad. I now have a mini-mouse in my laptop case which I never use. Change is....
 
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