How to Disable TouchPad Clicking on a Fujitsu Lifebook A Series Laptop Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 29 JAN 2013

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook A Series laptop from work which is a fantastic laptop overall, and certainly a piece of equipment that I’m more than happy to be working with. However, laptops and I have traditionally not been the greatest of friends, particularly when it comes to the touchpad interface.

I’m forever accidentally tapping the touchpad whilst navigating the mouse cursor, which of course is translated into a left click by the operating system, which in turn, needless to say, leads to quite a number of more than a little annoying situations that I then need to dig myself out of!

Luckily turning off the touchpad clicking, or tapping as they like to call it, turns out to be a rather simple affair.

Assuming you’re using Windows 7 like I am, open up your Control Panel and change the view via the “View by:” control at the top right of dialog. You should now be able to find an item entitled “Mouse” in the Control Panel dialog. Open that and on the resulting Mouse Properties dialog, you should see a “Device Settings” tab to the right of the dialog, carrying the red Synaptics icon for easier identification.

This tab should list your TouchPad under the Devices list, and after selecting your TouchPad instance, click on the Settings button in order to open up a new Synaptics Properties wizard. You should spot a menu item entitled “Tapping” in the item list and by clicking on it, you should now notice a checkbox labelled “Enable Tapping”. Simple uncheck this box and apply the changes.

Brilliant. Your TouchPad should now no longer be clicking! :)

UPDATE: Even easier method. If you look at the available ‘F’ function keys at the top of the keyboard, you should have one on the F4 key with the icon that looks like a mouse. Press the Fn key at the bottom left of the keyboard at the same time as the F4 key, and this should then also disable the trackpad.

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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Peter Gallienne

    hi i have a fujitsu lifebook a seriesand have had the same problem with the touchpad. I tried what you suggested with the mouse found in the control panel but can not find any reference to the touch pad only the mouse. can you help with this problem please

  • http://none andrew

    can someone out there please tell me how to disable this motherfuckin touch pad, please not as suggested, “control panel-view by” that shit don’t work man.

    • Craig Lotter

      Year and a half later, still using Windows 7, and those instructions I gave back then are still valid and work for me and my Lifebook A Series laptop.

      • http://none andrew

        Geewhiz, can you believe this, after days of trying to disable the touch pad, I finally found a clip on you tube that shows you how to disable a Dell laptop, I used that method to try on my Lifebook Fujishit. hold down the Fn key and look for a mouse looking picture on your F-keys press it whilst holding down Fn key. On my Lifebook
        it is Fn and F4, to enable it repeat the same process, Good Luck guys. I am so relieved.

        • Rotem

          Thank you andrew! It just works. Fn + F4 to turning on and off :0)

  • Adhi

    Thank you Andrew! It works perfectly! The other suggestions didn’t work for me as somehow I couldn’t find any option mentioned herein after opening control panel. Thanks again!

  • Shteryan Nikolaev

    A little late but anyway i tryed that way but better is just to click on tab USB mouse connection and then click – Touchpad is NEVER used :)

  • Daniel

    Peter Gallienne: You probably have to download the touchpad driver software to be able to disable the tapping feature. At least worked for me. You can download it from here:

    Fujitsu LifeBook E751 Touchpad. Synaptics

  • Britt

    Thanks for this. Much appreciated.

  • http://none andrew

    this touch pad shit is so annoying, cant you manufactures make disabling the touch pad more fuckin simple I have the same problem as Peter above, I’m so sorry I purchased this shit brand.