How to disable auto-click on an Inspiron 17R ultrabook 5720 running Windows 8

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How to disable auto-click on an Inspiron 17R ultrabook 5720 running Windows 8

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I would be very grateful if someone could tell me how to disable auto-click on an Inspiron 17R 5720 ultrabook running Windows 8.  I've looked everywhere in Windows help and Dell help, have checked the Dell Touchpad properties and tried disabling "tap to click", have googled it over and over.  It's driving me nuts to have things selected, cancelled or changed just because the cursor hovers over something for more than a split second while I make up my mind!

Thanks a million!

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  • Hi SandyOttawa,

    Open Dell touch pad properties and make sure 'Palm tracking' feature is turned on and it is set to maximum level so that it does not take accidental input. In case this does not resolve the issue, go to Control Panel->Ease of Access Center->Make mouse easier to use and make sure 'Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse' is disabled as shown in the below image:

    Please reply with the findings.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Vikram M
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to 
    http://dell.to/YBlak6

  • Hi Vikram ... Thanks for replying so quickly.

    By "Palm tracking" do you mean TouchGuard?  I've just increased its setting from mid-range to maximum.  I also checked the Ease of Access Center and verified that the hover feature is disabled.  I'm going to test things by merely hovering the cursor over the "Post" button on this page (i.e., without lingering over the touchpad at all).  I'll test things for a little while and get back to you here to let you know if it worked.

    Many thanks!

     

  • I think it might be fixed!  I'll report back later if it starts happening again.  Thank you!!

  • Hi SandyOttawa,

    I am glad that the issue is fixed. Do get back to us for any issues in future; we will be glad to assist you.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Vikram M
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to 
    http://dell.to/YBlak6

  • If someone could tell me how to disable my palm pad I would be very grateful.  I have an Inspiron 17R 5720 notebook  running windows 7.  I removed windows 8 to add window 7. 

     

    thanks