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Canīt Get Rid Of My Touchpad!

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#1 adkrb99


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:41 AM

Hi everyone!
I have an acer aspire laptop and I very seldom use my touchpad (I have an external mouse) and the thing is that I type a lot, but my touchpad keeps me jumping from one window to the other or doing crazy things because I touch it with my thumbs.
Iīve tryed in the hardware administrator to disable it, but canīt find anything to do it. Instead I find a lot of options to change the configuration of buttons and the way the coursor moves and such like.
Somebody told me to unisntall the touchpad software, but I donīt want to do that just in case I may not have an external mouse and find myself in need of my "crazy" touchpad "friend"
In short words, I want to know if there is an option to activate and deactivate the touchpad....I heard also that some computers donīt have that option...
My OS is windows Vista on a Acer Aspire 5715Z
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:12 AM

Go to the mouse option in your control panel.You should then see a tab called Device settings.Go there and disable the touchpad.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:46 AM

You can disable it in Device Manager
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#4 adkrb99

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:27 PM

As far as I get is something called "uninstall the controler (advanced)" or something like that (I have to translate from a spanish "speaking" computer into english, or so I call) and Iīm not sure if I should do that.
I need to stop this little bastard īcause I wonīt cut off my thumbs......
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:19 PM

Not the perfect repair but I taped an expired credit card over the pad ,(on one side so I can access when/if I wanted to.
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