Fix Touchpad: Tap-to-click Doesn’t Work

Here is what I did to get the touch-pad to start working again. My laptop is Gateway and a couple years old, running Windows 7

1. Start –> Control Panel

2. Double-click on Mouse icon (or button, depending on how you’re systems set up).

3. When a the Mouse Properties window pops up, choose the Device Settings tab.

4. Click on the Settings… button.

5. A new window pops up and on the right side there is a list of options – choose Tapping.

6. Once clicked, there is a check box that allows you to Enable Tapping.

7. Click OK to close out your windows and the tapping option should be enabled on your touchpad.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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