The touchpad on a Windows 10 laptop gives you the ability to move your cursor and interact with your computer in ways similar to a mouse. However, due to the physical differences of a touchpad and a mouse, certain actions need to be performed in other ways.
For example, if you want to open the right-click menu, you can quickly double tap the touchpad. However, depending on how you use your computer and the sensitivity of the touchpad, you may find that you are opening the right-click menu inadvertently. Our guide below will show you how to disable a setting so that this doesn’t happen anymore.
Right-click on Touchpad in Windows 10
The steps in this article were performed on a Windows 10 laptop. By following the steps in this tutorial you will be turning off the ability to open the right-click menu by tapping the touchpad with two fingers.
Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left of the screen.
Step 2: Click the Settings icon.
Step 3: Choose the Devices option.
Step 4: Select the Touchpad tab at the left side of the window.
Step 5: Scroll down and click the box to the left of Tap with two fingers to right-click.
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