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HP notebook synaptics touchpad V7.5


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#1 sume

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:21 PM

I cant shut off the synaptics touchpad as everytime I touch it the curser roams all over the screen



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

This seems to be a not uncommon problem. Have a look at this entry from the HP forums, it may provide a solution -

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Synaptics-Touchpad-V7-5-HP-15-notebook-Windows-8-1-64-bit/td-p/4397334

 

Why are you wanting to shut off the touchpad ?  Is it purely because of this problem or do you prefer to use a mouse ?  Usually one of the function keys, the ones at the top of the keyboard, include a switch to disable the touchpad, sometimes requiring the use of the Fn key as well. On the laptop I use for teaching it is Fn + F6, but there is no standardisation of this. Look for a key that has symbols representing either two touchpads, one of them 'crossed' out' or symbols representing a touchpad and a mouse.

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

I never use the touchpad ....I only use the mouse



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

In that case you need to find the switch that turns off the touchpad. Some laptops automatically disable the touchpad when you plug a mouse in but most require you to switch it off using the procedure I outlined above.

 

On those occasions when I use a lpatop for anything other than the most casual things I too use a mouse and I always switch the touchpad off. What I find is that with the flat nature of laptop key boards the base of my thumb keeps brushing the touchpad and the mouse bounces all over the place.

 

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