Button clicks for internal touchpads and pointing sticks are not responsive while or shortly after the keyboard is used

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Windows 8.1 introduces a feature that is called accidental activation prevention (AAP). AAP helps ensure that unintended taps while you type on an integrated touchpad are suppressed. When this feature is enabled, taps and clicks from an integrated touchpad or pointing stick are suppressed for a while after the last keystroke.

Resolution

Suppressed clicks or "click lag" are visible symptoms when you play games or use applications that require simultaneous or low-latency interleaved input from both the keyboard and an integrated pointing device. When you use such applications or games, we recommend that you disable the AAP feature through PC Settings. 

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. Or, if you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.
  2. Tap or click PC and devices.
  3. Tap or click Mouse and touchpad.
  4. Under the To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving while you type, change the delay before clicks work drop-down list, select No Delay.
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A screenshot of the option described in step 4.

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Article ID: 2907018 - Last Review: November 13, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
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