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trying to disable "tap to click" on my dell laptop touchpad

by jacquiebell / January 15, 2010 10:00 AM PST

I have a dell xps M140 running windows xp. I got a trojan a while back and had to wipe the whole thing clean and reinstall windows xp. I remember there used to be a "synaptics/synoptics pointing device" icon on my bottom taskbar before all that which i had used to disable the tap to click, but now there is none and i searched for it and couldn't find anything. In control panel, under mouse, it doesn't have anything that says anything about synaptics or tap-to-click. In my blind effort to fix it, I downloaded Synaptics Pointing Driver from cnet and extracted the files, but when i clicked on setup it said something about the OS and wouldn't run. Can anyone help?

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by Mr Frogs / January 16, 2010 11:53 PM PST

My touchpad works fine in XP and Win7 (Dell 9400, dual boot) without installing any Dell Synaptics software. The default Microsoft drivers work fine.

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I should add..
by Mr Frogs / January 17, 2010 12:14 AM PST

The 'touch to click' was annoying me with accidental clicks. I do remember turning off the 'click to touch' in the Synaptics program that was installed( R120179.exe). Later on I reformatted and reinstalled XP and didn't install the Synaptics software - as the trackpad works by default with XP and Win7. No annoying 'touch to click'...

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by jacquiebell / January 19, 2010 8:03 AM PST
In reply to: I should add..

well that's nice for u. thanx

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Synaptics driver
by frog333 / January 25, 2010 1:08 AM PST
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by jacquiebell / February 1, 2010 5:16 AM PST
In reply to: Synaptics driver

Thanks so much for the link! My familiar lil Synaptics icon is back on my taskbar! Yay!

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