Get Started Today!  (415) 295-4898

croom new

415 IT Blog

Tip of the Week: Make Your Laptop Trackpad Less Annoying with ClickLock

Tip of the Week: Make Your Laptop Trackpad Less Annoying with ClickLock

The laptop is one of the great productivity tools in modern business. Their portability gives them immense value. There are some cons to using a laptop, however. One is the trackpad. While they have improved over the years, they are still not ideal, which is why you see many people who use a laptop for productivity bring along a wireless mouse. One of the biggest problems people run into is that they have a hard time with the click-and-drag feature on the trackpad and this makes working in certain programs maddening. Today, we have a tip to make this process much simpler. 

Disclaimer: You will have to change your settings for this tip, so if you don’t feel comfortable changing things inside your Windows OS, let your IT provider know and they will assist you.

ClickLock is a Great Tool for the Laptop User

ClickLock is a feature offered inside Windows that eliminates the frustration of the click-and-drag problems you have on your laptop, as it allows you to start and stop your drag option by simply pressing your left button a little longer.

It works like this:

  • Hover your cursor over the window or item you are trying to move and press and hold the (left) touchpad button for a few seconds. This activates ClickLock.
  • Once ClickLock is active, simply release the mouse button and move the cursor freely to where you want your window or item to go.
  • Once it is positioned, press the (left) touchpad once again to confirm your drag selection.

You will immediately see the improvement. Like many options that don’t come by default, you have to activate it in your settings.

Activating ClickLock

To use ClickLock, you need to first navigate to your Control Panel, from your Start Menu:

  • In the Control Panel, navigate to Hardware and Sound.
  • There, find the Devices and Printers section and click the link to the Mouse section.
  • In the Buttons tab, check the box labeled Turn on ClickLock, click Apply, and then Ok.

We hope this will help you be more productive and reduce your frustration when working on your laptop. For more great tips and tricks return to our blog soon.

Do Google’s New Policies on User Data Privacy Indi...
How Virtual Environments Can Work For Your Busines...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, April 18 2021

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://web.415it.com/

Mobile? Grab this Article

QR Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Productivity Best Practices Business Computing IT Support Data Data Backup Network Security Privacy Internet Cloud Hosted Solutions IT Services Data Recovery Software Email Efficiency Business Managed IT Services Mobile Device User Tips Google Small Business Innovation Phishing Hackers Hardware Malware Collaboration Outsourced IT Cybersecurity Smartphone Cloud Computing Workplace Tips Upgrade Communication Business Management Android Managed Service Computer Tech Term Backup VoIp Quick Tips Microsoft Mobile Devices Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Windows 10 Smartphones Covid-19 Ransomware Saving Money Managed Service Provider Paperless Office Passwords Communications Users Encryption Remote Work Network Browser Artificial Intelligence Office 365 Wi-Fi Business Technology Internet of Things Data Management Server BDR Social Media Help Desk Remote Monitoring Compliance Managed IT Windows 7 Government Save Money Vulnerability Document Management Healthcare Microsoft Office Windows Holiday Chrome Facebook Managed Services Scam Managed IT services Automation Virtualization Applications Blockchain Remote Miscellaneous Laptops Data Security Project Management Meetings Analytics Bandwidth Machine Learning Two-factor Authentication Redundancy Office BYOD Tip of the week Mobile Office Health Vendor Management Processor Gadgets Wireless Infrastructure Avoiding Downtime Employer-Employee Relationship Information Antivirus Proactive Storage Router Information Technology Time Management WiFi HIPAA OneDrive Data Loss Training Maintenance VPN Website Mobility Networking Employee-Employer Relationship Company Culture Files IT Management Access Control Apps Software as a Service Net Neutrality Regulations Virtual Private Network IoT Customer Relationship Management Hard Drive RMM Patch Management Data Breach Display Smart Technology Monitoring Computing Free Resource Utility Computing Bring Your Own Device Remote Worker Remote Monitoring and Management Data Storage Financial Professional Services Remote Computing Operating System Images 101 Alert Mobile Security Social Network Unified Threat Management Flexibility Employees Vendor Unified Communications Mobile Electronic Health Records Recycling Consulting Downtime Instant Messaging Big Data Search Password Smart Devices The Internet of Things Server Management Gmail Risk Management Managed Services Provider Cooperation Holidays Customer Service Remote Workers Co-Managed IT Money Assessment File Management Management Tablet File Sharing Network Management Word Consultation Payment Cards Internet Exlporer Spam Voice over Internet Protocol Dark Web Augmented Reality Authentication Value of Managed Services Google Calendar Fraud PCI DSS Identity Theft Enterprise Resource Planning E-Commerce Theft PowerPoint Business Telephone App Remote Working Cache Electronic Medical Records Cybercrime Cyber security Alerts Virtual Machines Geography Touchscreen Downloads Hacking Teamwork OneNote Permission Options Telephone Travel Reviews Social Networking Address Return on Investment Virtual Reality Biometric Authorization Identity Heating/Cooling Features Firewall IT Assessment Screen Reader Budget Techology Database Management Comparison Licensing Credit Cards Modem High-Speed Internet Trending Politics Shared resources Going Green Tech Support How To Test 5G Mobile VoIP Technology Tips End of Support G Suite Statistics Private Cloud Settings Personal Information Data Warehousing Gamification WPA3 Manufacturing Legislation CRM Technology Laws Servers Procurement Virtual Assistant Bitcoin Distributed Denial of Service Digitize Smart Tech Outlook Disaster Resistance GDPR Specifications Computers Customer Relationships Development Emergency Multi-Factor Security Batteries IT Technicians Cost Management Recovery Wireless Internet Digital Payment Hotspot Windows Server 2008 Gifts Motherboard Chromebook Printer Bluetooth Bookmarks ROI Transportation Active Directory Operations Fleet Tracking Zero-Day Threat Content Filtering Unified Threat Management Cyberattacks Social Wasting Time Current Events Managed IT Service Shadow IT Connectivity Migration eWaste Shortcut Proactive IT Mobile Device Management Black Friday Innovations Cookies Cables CIO applications Outsource IT Employer/Employee Relationships Apple Mouse Language Hacker Vulnerabilities Favorites Windows Server Lenovo Asset Tracking Backup and Disaster Recovery Hard Disk Drives Sensors Managing Stress Websites Read Only Security Cameras Database Break Fix Outsourcing Permissions Peripheral Chatbots IT Consulting Point of Sale Tech Terms Notes Cyber Monday Staff IT Nanotechnology Wires Samsung MSP Finance Laptop Mirgation Proactive Maintenance Solid State Drive Computing Infrastructure Optimization CES Mobile Computing SharePoint Conferencing User Management Microsoft Excel Superfish Human Error Solid State Drives Banking Enterprise Content Management Mail Merge User Error SaaS Printing Projects Video Conferencing Wearable Technology Star Wars Daniel Stevens Videos Media Regulation Marketing Twitter Education CEO YouTube Students Printers

Latest Blog

I hope I don’t have to tell you how important your business’ data is to its continued survival, just as I hope I don’t need to explain why this makes this data a priority to protect, regardless of your business’ size. What I do want to explain is the concept of the 3-2-1 Rul...

Latest News

We are proud to announce that 415 IT and our CEO, Daniel Stevens, were recently featured by CIO Applications. We discussed how and why we serve our clients, as well as some sneak peeks for our future. Read our interview by visiting:  https:...