How to disable Hover-Select in Windows 10

I just installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop.  It seems to select/open items when I hover over them for more than a second or two.  This happens intermittantly, but more often than not.  How do I turn this off in Windows 10?  Note that the Windows 7 and 8 solutions that I've seen here do not work in Windows 10:  Windows 10 does not appear to provide the same mouse/touchpad options in the control panel as the earlier versions of Windows.


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Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

Method 1:

I suggest you to disable window by hovering over it with the mouse and check if it helps. To do so I suggest you to try the below given steps and check if it helps:

  1. Press Windows key + X key and click on Control Panel.
  2. Select or click Ease of Access.
  3. Click or tap on Ease of Access Centre.
  4. Click on Make the Mouse Easier to Use was uncheck Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse.
  5. Check if issue is resolved.

Method 2:

I would suggest you to completely uninstall the touchpad driver and reinstall it. Kindly follow the below given steps.

  1. Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
  2. In the list of devices, you  should see the touchpad drivers.
  3. Right click on the device and then select "Uninstall".
  4. In the uninstall dialog,  make sure you select the option to delete the driver package from the      system. This causes the driver package installed earlier to be deleted.
  5. In the Action menu of Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option. This will cause the device driver to be   reinstalled. Once the driver is installed, close all windows and restart      the computer.

Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance, we will be happy to help you.

Thank you.

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Last updated June 17, 2021 Views 148,513 Applies to: