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DELL inspiron touch pad click mystery GREMLIN

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Rik, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Rik

    Rik Guest

    I have noticed, that when i am using My Win XP SP2 corp, occasionaly
    the computer assumes for some reason that the mouse has been click,
    when it has not!

    I can be typing and then, because the mouse is some where within the
    text box, the cursor jumps to where the mouse is. i have noticed this
    on previous installations, and seems to creep in gradually.

    Does anyone know the cause of this, and even a possible solution, other
    than re-installing windows - which i have done far too many times
    Rik, Jan 13, 2005
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    Hi Rik,

    Go to mouse properties and turn off 'tapping'.

    What is happening is the palm of your hand is brushing against the
    touchpad and is being read as a click.

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  3. Rik

    Rik Guest

    Nope, sorry, it is deffinately not that, i can sit and wait for it to
    happen while watching the screen - hands away from computer - believe
    me i know what i'm talking about when i say it's a GREMLIN!
    Rik, Jan 19, 2005
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