How to Disable Tap to Click on a Thinkpad

The Lenovo ThinkPad, like many other notebook computers, has a built-in trackpad that acts as a substitute for an external mouse. By swiping the trackpad, a user controls the actions of the cursor, including the ability to click icons. The user can click things in one of two ways when using a trackpad: by clicking the hard button on the outside of the trackpad or by tapping the trackpad itself. The latter option can cause lots of accidental clicks. Fortunately, this feature can be disabled.

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    Click the "Start" icon in the bottom, left-hand corner of your computer screen and then select "Control Panel" to open a new dialog box.

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    Click the "Hardware and Sound" link and then click the "Mouse" link under the "Devices and Printers" section. This will open the "Mouse Properties" dialog box.

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    Click the "Device Settings" tab and then click the "Settings" button located beneath the Devices section.

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    Click the "Plus" sign next to the Tapping option to reveal some sub-options. Uncheck the "Enable Tapping" box. Click "OK" to save your changes and then click "OK" in the "Mouse Properties" dialog box. Your tap to click option is now disabled.