No replies, and so far still no solution for the built-in mose / touchpad on
my HP Pavilion laptop. But I see others have been reporting the same
problem, in different threads. Has Windows Vista become more sensitive to
this, or perhaps to sound hardware setting on some mice?
At the suggestion of one of the other posters, that it might be related to
the mouse driver, and not a Windows Vista setting, I installed a wireless
mouse and am using that instead of the touchpad mouse. I have not had the
"automatic selection" problem with the Logitech mouse at all. I'm not
pushing Logitech, though they make fine products, just mentioning the one
which worked for me. Other mice may work as well.
But it would be nice if this could work with all mice, especially the one
built into the laptop!
> More information:
> Just in case it is related to a mouse property or driver issue... The
> built-in mouse on the HP Pavilion is listed as a Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad.
> Driver provider: Synaptics
> Driver Date: 11/14/2006
> Driver Version: 188.8.131.52
> The "Update Driver" button is greyed out.
> Don't know if it is related or even useful, but driver details show these
> values (among many others which don't seem related to options for the driver,
> ConfigFlags = 00000000
> Capabilities = 00000020 = CM_DEVCAP_SILENTINSTALL
> Synaptics website shows this is the latest available driver (ver. 9.1.0).
> My operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium
> Thanks for any help anyone can offer!
> -- Dennis
> "Dennis" wrote:
> > I have the same problem. I don't have a Logitech mouse, but the built-in
> > mouse on an HP Pavilion dv9230us notebook PC. I went through all control
> > panel settings for the mouse, and for accessibility options, and nothing
> > appears to control this option. Also went through mouse device driver
> > properties.
> > No matter what application I'm in, from desktop, to IE, to Thunderbird, to
> > Windows Explorer, I get the same behavior. It has caused many problems for
> > me, not simply an inconvenience. For example, folders get selected and moved
> > accidentally, I get wrong choices from websites, and more.
> > I need to find a way to turn off this "hover" feature. I have downloaded
> > all the latest drivers and applied all recommended/recommended updates to
> > Vista. Any help appreciated.
> > -- Dennis
> > "Dick" wrote:
> > > Vista comes with a feature that I find simply annoying. If the mouse pointer
> > > is allowed to hover over something for a few seconds it will activate it
> > > without a click. I have searched all provided documentation and can NOT find
> > > how to turn this feature off. Please tell me. You should put enable/disable
> > > right on the mouse menu in control panel! Dick Foster