How to Disable Windows 7 Tap-to-Click: Stop Touchpad from Clicking While Hovering




by Tammy


How to Disable Windows 7 Tap-to-Click: Stop Touchpad from Clicking While Hovering

Does your Windows 7 laptop touchpad automatically click when you’re hovering over a file name or web address? Like many of us, you have probably found it to be annoying at times, especially when it clicks somewhere you never meant to click.

This option is called tapping (or tap-to-click) and can easily be disabled by following the simple steps below.

  • To turn off the hover option on your Windows 7 laptop, click your Start button (bottom left of your screen), then type main.cpl in the search box and click Enter on your keyboard.  You can also go to your Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, then choose Mouse beneath Devices and Printers.
  • When the Mouse Properties box opens for your trackpad, choose the Device Settings tab to the far right, then click the Settings button below Devices.
  • Double-click the word Tapping (or click the plus sign in front of Tapping once) in the list to the left, then uncheck Enable Tapping.  Click OK for both boxes, and you’re done.

In just three easy steps, now you can click when YOU want to click – not when your mouse decides to.