How to Disable Tap to Click on Acer Aspire Laptops

AspireIf you’re like me, the tap to click feature on a laptops touch-pad drives you nuts.

Links open without warning, your page zooms in an out with an accidental pinch and all types of annoying stuff happens because of it.

I just bought me an Acer Aspire E 17 and I suppose all laptops come with this feature enabled and it’s up to you to disable it. Maybe some people find tapping to click useful and not so annoying after all. I’d rather if the feature came disabled and you could turn it on if you liked.

Searching online for info on how to disable this feature was surprisingly unfruitful.

I found discussions on tech and support forums but couldn’t seem to find the answer.

I knew where to look in control panel but somehow this computer didn’t have what I was looking for. Acer laptops don’t seem to use the Synaptics driver or maybe they do but the settings aren’t anywhere to be found under Hardware settings in control panel.

The solution though isn’t really that hard to find. You just have to know how to look for it.

Here’s How to Disable Tap to Click on Your Acer Laptop

Here’s what I did to disable the annoying “tap to click” feature on my new Acer laptop.

  1. Click on the search icon in the taskbar.
  2. Type “touchpad” into where it says “Search Windows”
  3. Click “Mouse and touchpad settings” in the search results.
  4. Under Touchpad toggle off “Allow taps on the touchpad”

I also toggled off “Use two finger pinch to zoom” since I accidentally zoomed when two fingers touched the pad. All the others I left on and I now love the two finger scrolling option that I always used to turn off on my previous laptop.

I hope this helps someone before they end up turning off the touchpad entirely and using an actual mouse instead.

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