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Mouse Device Settings Not Staying Set

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#1 Queen-Evie


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:01 AM

I have a laptop and use an external wireless mouse.

With Windows 7 and 8 I had the mouse device settings set to "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached" checked.

I would turn on the laptop, get to my desktop and receive a notification that the internal device was disabled.

Since upgrading to Windows 10, I have noticed that disabling the internal device does not stick.

Everytime I turn on the laptop, I have to go to Mouse/Device Settings and check that box.
Yes, I do click Apply when I check it and it does disable it. At least it does until I turn on the laptop the next time.

Anyone have any clues on how to get the setting to stick so I don't have keep checking that box?

While not a major issue it is annoying.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:24 AM

Yes ma'am.  There ought to be something in gpedit.msc, I saw something about it. 


EDIT:  I'm sorry, I don't see the settings now.  Maybe I saw them in Win7 and 8; what I saw to turn off, is not in 10.  I looked in gpedit.msc and in Godmode.  The user-configurable settings are there, but as you said they don't stick.  Maybe that's a bug to report as Feedback?


There is something in the BIOS menu at boot, at least for most Dell machines.  But I don't know if yours has that feature, and I'm not sure if Windows 10 will recognize it.

Edited by brainout, 05 August 2015 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:24 AM

I have also been having the same problem...


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