Help! Can't disable touchpad 'tap to click'
Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:56 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:16 PM
In a previous post, you posted a screen shot of the mouse properties which listed a 'Standard pointing device on PS2 port 3'. You since said that in device manager, it now shows 'Synaptics PS2 touchpad'.
Out of interest, if you check mouse properties again, how many things are listed in the 'Devices' drop down box and what are they?
Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:22 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:30 AM
Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:44 AM
I’ve regained access to the touchpad controls by reinstalling the driver from the "Setup.exe" application in the Synaptics Touchpad Driver folder in the “Program Files” directory: Mine is located at “Program Files/Synaptics/Synaptics Touchpad Driver v.22.214.171.124/Setup.exe”. Reinstalling the driver otherwise doesn't seem to work.
Open "Setup.exe" in “Program Files/Synaptics/Synaptics Touchpad Driver v.126.96.36.199” Go through the Wizard to reinstall the driver but do not “Restart Computer” at end. The touchpad (not mouse) properties menus will now appear in the Control Panel’s “Mouse Properties” file. Touchpad 'tap to click' irritation is now gone, as is the default activation of the center touchpad button.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:18 PM
The downloadable Synaptics Touchpad Driver folders from both Synaptics (http://www.synaptics...pport/drive.cfm - Windows 200/XP v10.18 Download) and Dell (http://www.dell-driv...&brNum=3&show=0) have the InstallShield Setup Launcher Setup.exe Ver. 188.8.131.520 in the driver folders.
If you’re missing some of these driver files you may want to reinstall one of these Synaptics Touchpad Driver packages?
Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:11 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:44 AM
I had a user bring me brand new Toshiba Sat. A205 with the same problem. I had set it up yesterday and it was ready for several years of abuse...and here it's back in my office. In any event, the user told me he had some trouble getting used to the touch pad so had made some changes on the "Advanced tab." He then got out his USB/Bluetooth and used it for a while. When he went back to the touchpad, the "Synaptics driver" didn't appear to work and the Device manager reported a PS2 Synaptics mouse, not TP.
I unloaded the drivers for the mouse and the Synaptics touchpad and rebooted into safe mode whereupon the system detected the rightful Alps touchpad and installed the appropriate driver.
My guess is that there is a bug in the Synaptics driver that unloads the Alps touchpad driver when the system detects the USB mouse hardware.
Alps driver restored the advances functions tab. The Synaptics driver never had an advanced tab.
Hope this helps...
Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:07 PM
I have a solution but first let me vent. This problem was absolutely the most frustrating and stupid problem. Why would anyone who knows how to type want the to tap to click??? It is such a frustrating feature. On top of that, why would anyone developing software not give the user the ability to turn it off?? Synaptics old touchpad drivers for XP were 100 times better. I don't understand the lack of functionality in the new ones.
I checked on Toshiba.com for touchpad drivers for my A205-S5831 satellite and noticed there was an Alps driver. I downloaded this driver, uninstalled the Synaptics driver, and installed the Alps driver. The Alps driver includes many more options the Synaptics driver does not, including turning off tap to click. Hope this solution works for others.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:35 PM
Also felt I should try to help this since I had major problems with this myself.
The solution for my problem was quite simple and might apply for you as well if you have not managed to solve it by installing newer synaptics drivers.
I bought a MSI WIND (Singapore version, Axioo Pico), and got all the drivers with the computer.
After surfing forums for hours I slowly realised that my touchpad is NOT a synaptics touchpad, eventhough the software that came with the comp was synaptics drivers.
My touchpad is a Sentelic touch-pad.
I managed to find new drivers for it and now it works like a charm.
Might be worth giving a shot if nothing else works for you.
Newest Sentelic driver version:
or just google the driver name FSP_8332_ALL_WHQL
Hope this helps
Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:15 PM
This may sound very odd, but I've had the same problem with my computer...
If I try to work too fast for the computer during start-up (clicking and moving the mouse around, opening folders as soon as the desktop is visible etc etc) sometimes my Syn driver doesn't load and my tap to click is locked on (grayed out, and all the other symptoms you're having).
Try this even though it sounds ridiculous...
Restart your computer and DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING. Let the computer boot and show the desktop... still don't touch anything, and I mean not 1 key or mouse button! (unless you have to log in using a password, I'll let ya slide there :0P ). Wait 5 minutes (longer if your hourglass is coming on and off) without touching anything and then see if your tap to click is off or able to be turned off...
also, check your startup programs (using HiJack this, or Advanced Spyware Remover Free Version), it may not be loading when windows starts... By the way, both of those programs are great! Get 'em anyway.
Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:53 AM
Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:09 PM
Sentelic main site is here, but I wasn't able to get the downloads.
From MSI I used the driver for their CR600 series laptop, here:
Hope this works you guys!
Edited by Radium61, 20 August 2010 - 02:10 PM.
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