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Disengage the touchpad, Win 7


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#1 pat71896

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:57 PM

I am old fashioned, I like using the mouse.  When I don't turn off the touchpad, I get all sorts of crazy things happen with the cursor. 

 

Changing it in the Control Panel is useless.  I believe I can do it in the BIOS.  However, I don't want to mess with it unless someone can give me a clear method.  I get scared when I am in those strange and creapy places. . . . 

 

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:17 PM

Look HERE

 

Before installing any software to handle the task, I would establish a System Restore Point...

 

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  3. Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

You can check this:

Open up Control Panel.

Click MOUSE to open Mouse Properties.

If you see a Device Settings tab, click it.

Check the box that says "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached".

Click Apply.

Note: If you turn the laptop on and the touchpad does not get disabled, go back to Control Panel/Mouse. When opened it *should* disable the touchpad. To make it easier, you can put a shortcut to Mouse on your desktop and click it from there.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:50 PM

Shortcut is just the answer.  Thank you.  I know there is a way to make it permanent, but this will do nicely!

 

Thanks everyone, Pat



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:03 AM

Another way with laptops is there's an F5 button that allows you to permanently disable the touchpad you can always press the same key to re-enable it.






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