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Turning Off Touchpad

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#1 OhDannyBoy


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:59 PM

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite P305D-S8828 laptop with a 17 inch monitor. I'm so far very happy with it. However since I last owned a laptop the touchpads have "evolved" by having many functions, ie, scrolling, forward and backward in webpages and when I accidently touch or lightly brush the touchpad I lose what I've typed or it changes webpages or the pointer jumps across the page.

I have read that I'm not alone in this frustration. I bought a wireless laser mouse last week after borrowing one from a friend to see if it was the answer to my headaches. The wireless mouse I borrowed worked well and solved my problem. When I conected that mouse I was given the option in the control panel to disable the touchpad when it detected a USB connected mouse.

The wireless laser mouse I bought recently (Micro Inovations) works well but now when I go to the mouse setup or into the control panel, this mouse doesn't give me the same option to have the touchpad turn itself off when it detects another mouse on the block. I've gone to Toshiba about it and have waited for a return call. Nothing so far. The person at Toshiba I spoke to mentioned to me that I can press the FN key and the F9 key together would allow me to disable the touchpad. I did so and nothing happens.

Does anyone know how to turn off my touchpad? I've reinstalled the drivers for the new mouse from the CD. I've tried intellimouse and I've hit my PC with a shoe and nothing works.


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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:24 AM

You should be able to disable by pressing FN + F9.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Typically it the FN key is the answer, and since you have already tried disabling it in control panel. I would try the following:

1)Upgrade your BIOS this sometimes fixes FN key bugs as well as other things. Your BIOS upgrade can be found here:
BIOS upgrade

2)Try to reinstall the touch pad drivers. They can be found at the Toshiba web site. Just select your model and see if they have the drivers.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 04:22 PM

Try the BIOS?


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