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LapTop Mouse Grabs EVERYTHING

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#1 LittleGreenDots


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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:15 PM

I just bought my second Toshiba laptop. I am having trouble finding the correct setting to make my mouse-touch pad respond the way I want. I've posted a message in the Toshiba laptop forum, and even called support and had a technician walk through it with me, but nothing changed.

Basically the problem is that as I move the mouse over objects, desktop links, or especially online, over hyperlinks, it grabs onto and activates just about everything I pass over. If I linger for even a few seconds, it pops open web pages and other hyperlinks. I don't want it to open anything on its own, but rather want it to do that only when I physically click on something.

The touchpad mouse is Synaptics Touchpad v7.2. I am running Windows 7.

I have this same issue with my earlier Toshiba laptop, and I resolved it by plugging in a USB mini-mouse and then it acted just the way I want. However, I am taking this other laptop to the office and will be using it in close quarters and don't have room for a mouse pad. I ran the mini-mouse on the edge of the computer (near the touchpad) and over a few months' time, it wore away the paint.

I guess what I want is a stupid mouse that only follows orders via a click.

Any solutions other than the secondary mouse (which hogs a USB port)?

Edited by LittleGreenDots, 19 February 2010 - 12:16 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:34 PM

They had you re-download the driver, correct?

Any solutions other than the secondary mouse (which hogs a USB port)?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:24 PM

Have you checked to be sure the click lock setting in the synaptics settings is off?
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:57 PM

Have you checked under Control Panel/Mouse?

Settings for the touch pad should be in there. Also, clicking on the wee triangle in the systray should open the box showing the Synaptics icon there.

I just bought a new Pavilion DV6 laptop with Vista installed. Partitioned the harddrive and installed Win 7. When I read your question , went looking for the Synaptics control panel and realised that I didn't have it so had to go back to the Vista drive/SW Setup, and install from there. Now the touch pad controls are in the 2 places I mentioned above.

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