How to Adjust a Windows 7 TouchPad

Many laptops on the market employ a touchpad instead of a regular mouse wheel to move on-screen cursors and click on options. These touchpads have the same settings as a typical mouse, and these settings can be tailored to a user's specifications. If you use Windows 7 and want to change the way your touchpad works, you can do so using the operating system's Control Panel.

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Click on the Start button.

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Click "Control Panel."

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Click "Mouse."

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Click on the tab marked "Buttons."

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Click on the arrow next to the heading marked "Devices."

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Click on the name of your touchpad in the dropdown list.

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Click on the "Right-handed" or "Left-handed" options to configure your touchpad buttons.

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Slide the bar under "Double Click Speed" to the left or right to adjust the double clicking speeds on your touchpad.

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Click on the "Device Settings" tab. Click "Disable" if you wish to disable your touchpad. Click "Settings" to access more device settings.

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Click on each option heading on the left-hand side of the screen that you wish to adjust. Most touchpads allow users to change the sensitivity, pointer behavior and scrolling options to their specifications. Change each setting accordingly.

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Click "Apply" when finished. Click "OK" to save the touchpad settings and exit the window.