disabling trackpad

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by John Goche, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. John Goche

    John Goche Guest

    Hello,

    I have a 64-bit Windows 7 laptop but I like to use a USB mouse instead
    of a touchpad. I would like the touchpad to be disabled either all the
    time
    or when the USB mouse is plugged in (the mouse is always plugged in).
    The reason I need to disable it is that when I type I keep on
    accidentally
    hitting the touchpad and this annoys me since it makes the pointer
    highlight
    and click and do stuff I don't want it to do. Is there any way to
    disable the
    touchpad on Windows 7?

    Thanks,

    John Goche
     
    John Goche, Oct 5, 2011
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  2. Most laptops have a function key that allows you to disable the touch pad.
    These functions are accessed with the Fn key and the appropriate key on the
    top row of the laptop keyboard.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://blogs.msmvps.com/russel


    "John Goche" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have a 64-bit Windows 7 laptop but I like to use a USB mouse instead
    > of a touchpad. I would like the touchpad to be disabled either all the
    > time
    > or when the USB mouse is plugged in (the mouse is always plugged in).
    > The reason I need to disable it is that when I type I keep on
    > accidentally
    > hitting the touchpad and this annoys me since it makes the pointer
    > highlight
    > and click and do stuff I don't want it to do. Is there any way to
    > disable the
    > touchpad on Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > John Goche
     
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Oct 5, 2011
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  3. John Goche

    Carlos Guest

    Hi,
    In addition to Charlie's suggestion you can also disable it in Device
    Manager.
    In my notebook I have two entries in the "Mouse and other pointing
    devices" section.
    One is for my external mouse and the other one is for the embedded
    Synaptics touchpad.
    Disable the one you don't want from there.
    Carlos

    On 5 oct, 10:59, John Goche <> wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have a 64-bit Windows 7 laptop but I like to use a USB mouse instead
    > of a touchpad. I would like the touchpad to be disabled either all the
    > time
    > or when the USB mouse is plugged in (the mouse is always plugged in).
    > The reason I need to disable it is that when I type I keep on
    > accidentally
    > hitting the touchpad and this annoys me since it makes the pointer
    > highlight
    > and click and do stuff I don't want it to do. Is there any way to
    > disable the
    > touchpad on Windows 7?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > John Goche
     
    Carlos, Oct 5, 2011
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