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milkman
06-24-2012, 04:16 PM
.....earlier this week, and she hooked up a wireless mouse.

I like to simply use the touch pad, so I removed it, but now I can not just tap and click on the touch pad.

I am having to use the left button below the touch pad to click.

How do I fix this?

How do I get it back to simply tapping the touch pad to click on links?

Buck
06-24-2012, 04:28 PM
Silly question, but have you restarted the laptop without the wireless connecter plugged in?

QuikSsurfer
06-24-2012, 04:32 PM
If using windows 7 -- go to control panel (category view) -- click "hardware and sound" -- then choose "mouse" beneath devices and printers -- mouse properties box opens and you should select the Device Settings tab on the far right -- then click the setting button below Devices -- Double click the word "tapping" in the list to the left and check the box for "enable tapping" -- click Ok on both boxes and you're done.

jd1020
06-24-2012, 04:37 PM
Females... tapping... I think we can figure this one out without too much trouble.

milkman
06-24-2012, 04:41 PM
If using windows 7 -- go to control panel (category view) -- click "hardware and sound" -- then choose "mouse" beneath devices and printers -- mouse properties box opens and you should select the Device Settings tab on the far right -- then click the setting button below Devices -- Double click the word "tapping" in the list to the left and check the box for "enable tapping" -- click Ok on both boxes and you're done.

Windows Vista.

jd1020
06-24-2012, 04:52 PM
Windows Vista.

Bottom right application icons should have something called "synaptics pointing device." Open that. Go to the device setting tab. Click your touchpad and hit settings. Tapping options are in there.

QuikSsurfer
06-24-2012, 05:00 PM
Windows Vista.

Well the operating systems are similar. You should be able to figure it out based on what I just typed out for you.

milkman
06-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Well the operating systems are similar. You should be able to figure it out based on what I just typed out for you.

Thanks.

Rep.

milkman
06-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Bottom right application icons should have something called "synaptics pointing device." Open that. Go to the device setting tab. Click your touchpad and hit settings. Tapping options are in there.

This got me there.

Already sent rep your way.

BWillie
06-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Whew.....I thought you were gonna say she found your porn stash.....no pun intended

milkman
06-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Whew.....I thought you were gonna say she found your porn stash.....no pun intended

She used to love my porn stash.






Then I grew a beard, and she loved that even more.

Setsuna
06-24-2012, 07:08 PM
Windows Vista? You are a decade late on the OS old man. Upgrade or GTFO.

Kyle DeLexus
06-25-2012, 12:43 AM
I also thought this thread would be about porn.

whoman69
06-25-2012, 02:29 PM
Windows Vista? You are a decade late on the OS old man. Upgrade or GTFO.

I have XP. I would never load Vista as it is a resource hog. My old computer probably can't handle Win7.

whoman69
06-25-2012, 02:30 PM
.....earlier this week, and she hooked up a wireless mouse.

I like to simply use the touch pad, so I removed it, but now I can not just tap and click on the touch pad.

I am having to use the left button below the touch pad to click.

How do I fix this?

How do I get it back to simply tapping the touch pad to click on links?

You really prefer the touchpad over a mouse? I can't stand laptop touch pads.

Fish
06-25-2012, 02:45 PM
I have XP. I would never load Vista as it is a resource hog. My old computer probably can't handle Win7.

Win7 is an incredible improvement over Vista. If your machine runs XP well, then there's a good chance it will run Win7 just fine.

whoman69
06-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Win7 is an incredible improvement over Vista. If your machine runs XP well, then there's a good chance it will run Win7 just fine.

Windows 7 system requirementsIf you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:


•1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

•1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

•16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

•DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Not a chance. Its got a 40 GB hard drive.

Micjones
06-27-2012, 09:01 AM
Win7 is an incredible improvement over Vista. If your machine runs XP well, then there's a good chance it will run Win7 just fine.

Win7 is a resource hog too.

Fish
06-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Win7 is a resource hog too.

No, not really. It's the shit people install after the OS is in place that's the problem....

QuikSsurfer
06-27-2012, 10:18 AM
Win7 is a resource hog too.

Out of the box, no it isn't.

milkman
06-27-2012, 02:54 PM
You really prefer the touchpad over a mouse? I can't stand laptop touch pads.

I have my favorite chair, and there isn't much space for using a mouse.