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Vista opening links automatically

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Registered: 12-08-2007

Vista opening links automatically

My new HP laptop runs on Vista.  If I move the cursor across the screen slowly it has a habit of opening some of the links it moves over.  The same happens if I place the cursor on a button such as delete.  How can I adjust this so it only opens a link if I click on it?
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Denzil
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Re: Vista opening links automatically

Could be the sensitivity of the touchpad is set a bit high so a minute change of pressure is registered as a tap. You should be able to adjust it in the Control Panel.
Community Veteran
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Re: Vista opening links automatically

Thanks for that Denzil.  I'll check it out but I think it happens with a remote mouse as well.  I know others who complain of the same problem so will investigate further.
198kHz
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Re: Vista opening links automatically

My neighbour had this problem, and IIRC it was cured by going to Start > Control Panel > Mouse > Activities and disabling 'ClickLock'.
That was with XP - presumably it's similar with Vista.
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Community Veteran
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Re: Vista opening links automatically

thanks 4C I'll have a look at that.