Windows 10: Please help me turn off "Taps" on my touchpad! Win 10

Discus and support Please help me turn off "Taps" on my touchpad! Win 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi I am having some hardware issues. My touchpad is super sensitive and repeatedly snaps to the last place I clicked/ hovered, causing me to type... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by R0b M, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. R0b M Win User

    Please help me turn off "Taps" on my touchpad! Win 10


    Hi

    I am having some hardware issues. My touchpad is super sensitive and repeatedly snaps to the last place I clicked/ hovered, causing me to type over/ into what I've already typed, and even opening windows and tabs at random sometimes when I'm not even touching the machine at all. I would just rather turn off Taps, instead of repairing or replacing the hardware.


    I saw a thread on this subject and followed the instructions, but it didn't solve my issue the way it seemed to with the previous person's question. That is, I could not find any setting to address taps in my cursor options when I followed the thread Settings>Personalization>Themes>[Mouse Cursor] and click around the options in the pop-up window.


    The only location in settings that I can find any option to adjust Taps is: Settings>Devices>Touchpad, and it does not allow me to turn Taps off, only adjust the sensitivity. I've clicked into every clickable thing under "Touchpad" and "Mouse" and have not seen any way to do more.

    Here's a screenshot of what I am describing:


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    I really need to turn this off. Please help. Thank you.

    :)
     
    R0b M, Oct 22, 2020
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  2. Thanatica Win User

    Touchpad: Tap twice to drag

    Here's how it works standardly:

    1. Tap twice
    2. Hold down on the second tap
    3. Move around and you're dragging
    4. Release finger to stop dragging

    Here's what I like it to do:

    1. Tap twice
    2. Hold down on the second tap
    3. Move around and you're dragging
    4. Release finger
    5. Reposition finger and continue dragging by flicking the touchpad some more
    6. (repeat steps 4 & 5 as many times as desired)
    7. Release finger and perform one addditional tap to stop dragging

    That's what it used to be like in the Windows 7 era with most touchpads. Some people found it annoying and disabled it, but I welcomed it.

    I know dragging continues when your finger reaches the touchpad edges, but that I find greatly irritating because it looses all sense of precision. This mechanism is stupendously irritating when trying to pixel-precise drag a trackbar, or when doing some
    painting in photoshop on the go. Or just anything that requires precision.

    So I'd like to disable "drag continues at touchpad edge" and enable "require additional tap to stop dragging".

    So how can I do that?

    If not possible, then please consider this a feature request.
     
    Thanatica, Oct 22, 2020
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  3. julianCG Win User
    turning off tapping on touchpad

    After a windows update the touchpad on my laptop now uses tap to click. I've been through lots of mouse, pionter & touchpad settings but it will not give me the option to turn off tapping.

    Can anyone come up with anything?

    Thanks very much.
     
    julianCG, Oct 22, 2020
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  4. Please help me turn off "Taps" on my touchpad! Win 10

    How do I disable Tapping on my Windows 10 Touchpad

    Hi Ashley,

    For you to turn off the tap-to-click feature on your Windows 10 touchpad, we recommend trying the steps below:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on Personalization, then Themes.
    • Select Mouse pointer settings.
    • Then, click on the last tab called Device settings (might be different from other computers) and again on Settings.
    • A new window will pop-up with the Pointer options. Just uncheck Tapping.

    Let us know if that worked out for you.
     
    Michelle Vil, Oct 22, 2020
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