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Can't turn off tap to click on synaptics touchpad

HP Spectre x360 Convertible Model 13t-ap000

I recently updated Windows to the most recent edition on my HP Spectre, and at first the synaptics touchpad was not working. I updated the touchpad and it works, but now I cannot find a way to disable the 'tap -to-click' feature on the touchpad. I have gone into control center as well as the settings for the synaptics touchpad, but there seems no way to turn it off. 

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Welcome to HP support community.


You may follow the steps suggested in this support document - HP Notebooks with Synaptics TouchPad - How to Disable the "Double Tap to Enable or Disable TouchPad"...


To disable the Double Tap to Enable or Disable TouchPad feature, open the TouchPad tab in Mouse Properties.

  1. Click Start , and then type mouse in the search field.

  2. Click Change your mouse settings.

  3. Click Additional mouse options.

    Clicking on Additional mouse options

In Mouse Properties, click the TouchPad tab.

  1. To disable the Touchpad when using a USB mouse, check Disable external pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached.

    Figure : Disabling the Touchpad

    Disabling the Touchpad when a USB mouse is in use
  2. To determine if the icon for the Touchpad is displayed in the taskbar, and if it is, how it appears, make the appropriate selection under Tray Icon.

    Figure : Tray Icon settings

    Tray Icon settings

If the issue persists uninstall the touchpad drivers from device manager and update the BIOS and touchpad drivers from the link below.


You can update the drivers on your PC using HP support assistant.


Refer this article to know more information about using HP support assistant.


Refer this document to further troubleshoot touchpad issues with your PC.


Let me know how it goes.

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