How to Disable Laptop Touchpad

  JonnieBoy 20:38 05 Jan 2007
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I am using a cordless mouse on my laptop but the touchpad is still working.

How do i disable it.


Thanks
John

  Technotiger 20:46 05 Jan 2007

Hi, I am only guessing, but, I would first check in Control Panel under Mouse and/or keyboard to see if either give the option to disable the touchpad.

Failing that, I would check in the BIOS to see if the option to disable is there.

  Boy Zone 20:53 05 Jan 2007

Hi I use an Acer and if you use one of the Function keys this works for me.

  JonnieBoy 21:17 05 Jan 2007

sorted, many thanks guys.

John

  Technotiger 21:19 05 Jan 2007

Great - it would help us to help others if you could please say How?

  Technotiger 21:32 05 Jan 2007

Hi, just out of interest, I don't think there is any software for Laptop touchpads - if I am wrong most certainly someone will come here and say so ... that way we all learn :-)

  woodchip 22:01 05 Jan 2007

No they just have drivers

  Technotiger 22:18 05 Jan 2007

Hi, thought so - Cheers

  Technotiger 22:27 05 Jan 2007

Your welcome, I think that in addition to helping sort problems, this Forum is really great for levelling that great big 'learning curve'.

Cheers

  JonnieBoy 10:51 06 Jan 2007

Hi,

Control Panel
System
Hardware
Device Manager
Mice and other pointing devices...


when i opened that there were two showing, "Logitech HID compliant cordless mouse" and "logitech compatible mouse PS/2" - I disabled the second one and it sorted the problem.

I recently uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse and might have done something wrong and the problem may have been specific to me but thats what worked for me.


Regards
John

  Technotiger 10:57 06 Jan 2007

Yeah, thanks for feedback.

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