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Way to disable/reenable external mouse with keyboard?

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#1 TsVk!


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been looking at this for a while but haven't figured out a good way.


Can anyone describe a way I can disable and reenable an external USB mouse using the keyboard on Win7 x64?


I looked at the AutoHotKey solutions, which appear fit for purpose, but unfortunately the installer leaves much to be desired and I'm not willing to install it on my machines.


Any suggestions much appreciated.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

Hi TsVk!, Welcome back. How have you been?


There is a way to use the keyboard but it's a kludge. It requires quite a few keystrokes to open Device Manager and disable the Mouse. There may be a registry key that does this but I can't be sure. I can PM somebody to have them have a look at the thread.


Edit: Using the keystrokes also requires being logged in as Admin.


Edit Edit: I found this video but I'm not sure this is what you are looking for. It creates shortcuts but you would still need to run the shortcut via the keyboard.


Edited by JohnC_21, 02 August 2018 - 06:50 PM.

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