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.