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I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but I really hate these new button-less touchpads that seem to be on 90% of current machines. E.g.

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My biggest peeve with these things is that the 'button' area itself (if the machine has a switch under the touchpad) is also touch sensitive, which means that I'm often moving the pointer by mistake as I go to click, missing what I wanted to click on.

Short of sticking tape on the thing* are there any sort of software mods that you can do to stop the button area being touch sensitive?

Actually a friend tried this on his, and it was still touch sensitive - perhaps it must be thick tape ;)

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Oh, Why the -1? – UpTheCreek May 14 '13 at 19:56
Most likely because this question boils down to a software recommendation, which is off-topic according to the FAQ. Try simplifying the question to the cursor moving when you click, and not asking for a software-specific solution. Can you give an example of the touchpad? I'm familiar with the Apple Touchpads - you avoid this issue by simply not picking your finger up between the end of the movement and the click. – Darth Android May 14 '13 at 21:29
@DarthAndroid - IMO this isn't a shopping question - the only possibility I can see is software, but I don't know if it's even possible. I'll add an example photo. I'm not looking for tips on how to move my finger, but thanks! – UpTheCreek May 15 '13 at 8:15
I'd say the question is fine as-is. There are some problems that can only be solved through software. – slhck May 15 '13 at 8:33
@UpTheCreek: Don't know what specific touchpad you would be using but on many of them you can enable tap to click so you only need to gently tap anywhere on the pad rather than pressing it down. This would be under Mouse setting in the Control Panel. Best to try out the laptop in a shop before buying it. Or consider buying a proper mouse. – James May 15 '13 at 9:20

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