Cursor hover causing activation in Notebook

I am helping a friend with a new Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook.  As we move through the various screens it often seems that if the cursor is left over (hovered over) a box or control button (Okay or SaveAs or X to close window) for some amount of time the box is assumed to be clicked.  Often this is not ourintention - we are still reading the rest of the control box or thinking about what to do.  I have never seen this behavior in my XP desktop installation.

Is this something unique to notebook installations?

Is there a switch to turn it off?

Thanks

Dave
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KenneniahCommented:
My guess would be it's something in the driver for built-in mouse. Look through the control panel or start menu for something like touchpad configuration or anything that looks related to the onboard mouse. There might be setting in there for this.
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dbishAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the long wait on awarding points.  My friend with the notebook has been out of town and I have not been able to work with your suggestion.

Thanks for your help.

Dave

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KenneniahCommented:
No problem, thanks for the points!
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