Elan touchpad tap-to-click irritation

January 3, 2019 at 08:19:22
Specs: Windows 10, Intel i3, 8gb
I have an Acer Aspire 5741G running Win 10 with an Elan touchpad. The irritation is that the tap-to-click is too sensitive. If I accidentally touch it with the palm of my hand it activates whatever the pointer happens to be hovering over at that time. This gets me into places I don't want to be! I have set it to low sensitivity but it makes no difference.

I never use tap-to-click so it would e useful to disable it but I've searched online and can't find how to do it. Can anyone suggest a solution?

Acer don't have any drivers for it; they don't even recognise the model so I guess it's too old for them to support.

Thanks in advance.

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January 3, 2019 at 15:04:11
disable it, and use a mouse :D

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January 3, 2019 at 15:07:47
You can try entering the serial number in the first link below to possibly get a manual. The BIOS or Device manager may allow you to disable the touch pad but you would need to use a mouse instead.

The second link is supposedly for the manual for your laptop. The site wants you to register. I can't recommend you do that. However, the URL is for a dot ORG extension, which normally should be safe.

I am wondering if the laptop is a rebrand of a NON-ACER unit. I say that because there are FAQs to be found but the entire 5700 series doesn't seem to be represented on the Acer site.



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January 3, 2019 at 17:05:52
Press the start / windows button -> (type) touchpad -> (select) Touchpad Settings -> (group) Taps -> Uncheck every box there

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January 4, 2019 at 10:18:21
If I could disable it I would. There is no option for this. If I disable it presumably the touchpad won't work at all, not even for positioning the mouse.

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January 4, 2019 at 10:44:55
I can find it by s/n and the drivers mentioned are for Win7. Also I get told I have the latest driver when I try to update it..

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January 4, 2019 at 10:46:18
For this fix option "start / windows button -> (type) touchpad -> (select) Touchpad Settings -> (group) Taps -> Uncheck every box there" I don't get any options for tick boxes.

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