I purchased a new Acer laptop about a week ago. Everything on it works just fine with the exception that the touch pad acts strange at times. Sometimes, it clicks a check box when I scroll over it even though I didn't click the left button. I went to the Programs and Features option in Control Panel and it almost deleted something I didn't want to because it clicked it as I scrolled over. Any way to troubleshoot this?
When you tap lightly on your touch pad, the touch pad sees that as a left click. This is something that you can disable easily.
Try going into the Control panel and double click the Mouse icon to open it. In there should be a tab for your synaptics mouse pad. You should be able to change all the tap functions there.