HP EliteBook - Disable tap touchpad to click

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Apr 10, 2020
Hi, I am using a HP EliteBook 820 G3. It has this functionality where if I tap the touchpad/trackpad, it sends a mouse click to the system.

How do I disable this? A quick Google search shows the following instructions:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on Personalization, then Themes.
  3. Select Mouse pointer settings.
  4. Then, click on the last tab called Device settings (might be different from other computers) and again on Settings.
  5. A new window will pop-up with the Pointer options. Just uncheck Tapping.

I am at Mouse Properties, I don't see a tab called Device Settings/Settings/Pointer Options

What should I do now?


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Is there a little square/rectangle on the upper left-hand side of the touchpad? If you touch this it disables the pad.
If using Windows 10 have you checked under settings>touchpad disable touchpad when mouse is connected?
Is it a synaptics touchpad? If so then a driver update may have removed the synaptics tab under mouse.
Is there a key on the keyboard which will disable/enable the touchpad?


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Sep 9, 2016
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