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Subject: How to use the Synaptics Touchpad Driver to Disable the Tap-to-Click Feature in Windows XP
Keywords: Disable tap to click Windows XP J1 J4 N4 X1 X2 Z1 mouse too sensitive
Tech Article Number: WBTA00000847

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The tap to click feature that is enabled by default can often change the insertion point when typing. The following steps can be used to disable this feature.

  1. Download the Windows XP version of the driver from to a location on your hard disk drive. Extract the file to a directory and open the setup.exe file to install the drivers. You will need to reboot when this is completed.
  2. Open the Mouse properties in the Control Panel. If you are using the default Windows XP theme, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware and then click on Mouse. If you are using the Classic theme click Start, point at Settings, click on Control Panel, and then double-click Mouse.
  3. In the Mouse Properties click on the Advanced Features tab and then click the Settings button.

  4. This will bring of a window with a menu on the left side. Click on the "+" next to Tapping.
  5. Select the option Taps and Drags and then clear the check box for Tap to Click.
  6. Click OK and then Click OK.

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