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How to disable the Touchpad

Question: How to disable the Touchpad

How to disable the Touchpad on Dell Latitude E5510

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Answer: How to disable the Touchpad

Hi sierra7614,
If you have the Dell Touchpad driver installed, there will be a small touchpad icon in your system tray (bottom right hand side)
Double click this to open the application and you can disable it from there

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Hi, I have a lenovo g570 running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits, drivers are all updated. How can I turn off the palmcheck feature?Software details:Synaptics TouchPad v7.2Driver: Synaptics Zeitgerät  Date: 07.04.2011  Version: 15.3.0.0 Also if I tap on the touchpad, it doesn't click... i always have to use the mouse button for clicking. How can I enable this feature? Thank you in advance,-- Trace

Answer:Lenovo 570 touchpad disable palmcheck Synaptics Touchpad v7.2

hi Trace99,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try accessing the Control Panel
   Under Hardware and Sound  / Mouse
       In the Mouse properties Windows the last TAB should be your synaptics Click that and hit properties or settings
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In Windows 8 the option is called SmartSense. Disabling this worked for me.

Press Win+W to bring up Settings Search
Type "synaptic" 
Double Click "SmartSense"
Slide the Slider all the way to "Off"
Click "Close" and then "OK"

This will Disable the Anti-Palm detection which prevents simultaneous Keyboard and Mouse use. I recommend you re-enable this feature when you're not gaming as otherwise you risk problems while typing.

In Windows 8 the option is called SmartSense. Disabling this worked for me.

Press Win+W to bring up Settings Search
Type "synaptic" 
Double Click "SmartSense"
Slide the Slider all the way to "Off"
Click "Close" and then "OK"

This will Disable the Anti-Palm detection which prevents simultaneous Keyboard and Mouse use. I recommend you re-enable this feature when you're not gaming as otherwise you risk problems while typing.

 
 
 
Hope this helps
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I'm so frustrated I'm about to throw the laptop into the wall. I keep disabling the touchpad tapping from the mouse ultranav settings on this t430u but it doesn't get disabled. As I keep working, the mouse keeps getting tapped and destroying everything and slowing me down.  Even tried disabling the touchpad altogether but it keeps on working.  Whats wrong? What can I do to reverse this ? I'm on windows 8 pro of course

Answer:Can't disable the tapping on the touchpad or even the touchpad itself on the T430u?

What I do is install ThinkPad touchpad driver and uninstall thinkpad touchpad utility.  You may need to go to an older version of the driver, as Lenovo obviously doesn't bother with regression testing when releasing updated drivers.





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Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox. If this checkbox is clear, the touchpad works properly. When this checkbox is marked, the touchpad does not work at all.
I have tried both USB and Bluetooth mice, and neither one allows the proper action: the touchpad should be enabled without a mouse, and the touchpad should be disabled with a mouse.  That's how it works on other systems.  It just doesn't work at all on this system.
I suspect there is some interaction between the touchpad and the touchscreen that is interfering with this setting.  But I have another laptop with a touchpad and a touchscreen, and the mouse detection works there (it's not a DELL).
Yes, I have toyed with the idea of deleting the DELL touchpad control application and installing a "stock" Synaptics touchpad driver.  But I don't want the DELL  "update" app to overwrite it with the DELL touchpad control app every time it sees "the wrong driver" loaded.  And I don't want to take the chance that the touchpad driver and the touchscreen driver are somehow linked together, thus disabling one when I disable the other.
Any ideas on how to get the "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" action working would be welcome.  

Answer:Inspiron 11 3000 (3147) "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" disables touchpad ALL THE TIME

I would love to know where to find that checkbox ... Thank you!

Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox.

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Question: Disable TouchPad

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad R500 laptop on which Win 10 hasbeen installed. The laptop was given to me just to try Win 10. I dislike usingthe touch pad and want to disable it but I can't do it. One way that issupposed to work is to go to Control Panel and bring up the mouse icon. Whenyou click on its Properties it should bring up "UltraNav" tab. But thetab is not there. No matter what I do the tab is not there. I finally went on aweb site that said to install UltraNav and the site gave me a link to down loadthe installation file which I did. But as I tried to install it finally came upwith a message that said, "Synaptics device not found." I did asearch to see if I had a file named UltraNav but there is no such file. Doesanyone have a suggestion? Thank you
~~~Frank

Answer:Disable TouchPad

Might not be ideal, but can you disable it in device manager, under 'mice and other pointing devices'

on mine it shows as 'Dell Touchpad' in device manager

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Question: disable touchpad

I do not have a 'disable touchpad/clickpad' option, just the choose of delay time. Nor is there a 'double click' to disable option. However, I want to turn the touchpad off completely. Can someone tell me how to do this please. 

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Question: Disable Touchpad

How do we disable the touchpad on a win7 Dell?
 

Answer:Disable Touchpad

Hi MBBob go to mouse option and there will be a shortcut to get to the touchpad options from there.
Once in the mouse properties you should see" Click to change Dell Touchpad settings"
Once in the Dell Touchpad option select Button settings
Then device select, and under pointing stick there should be an option to disable it.
 

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Anyone know how I can disable the touchpad ? It has never worked properly on this machine - too long list of problems to get into... I tried the function hot keys - that does not work. I reinstalled the Hot Key drivers Fn F8 still does not work to turn off trackpad I went into BIOS and the trackpad option does not even showup under Mouse/Pointing Devices. Lenovo tech support has no idea (they can't fgure out why the hot key does not work and the BIOS does not list...) Anyone???

Answer:How to Disable Touchpad

I would assume that you are using a Thinkpad Edge, as that is the forum you posted it in. If you are using a thinkpad edge, then you have Lenovo Ultranav. If these are true, then here is how you disable the trackpad: 1) Click the start button.2) Click "Control Panel"3) Click "Hardware and Sound"4) Under the top heading, which is "Devices and Printers" click on the link "Mouse".5) In the diolog box that opens, click the tab that says "UltraNav"6) There will be two sections, one for the TrackPoint and one for the TouchPad (Trackpad). Uncheck the box next to the words "Enable TouchPad". I hope this helps. Thanks,SonofNun

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Is this possible to disable my touchpad?
I have a sony vaio VGN-FW21Z and Windows 7.
Thank you very much.
 

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I have an Inspiron 1525 laptop and have installed a microsoft wireless mouse as I don't like using the touchpad. My problem is that I have disabled the touchpad but ALAS, it still works..causing the curser to jump all over while I'm typing. Does anyone know why it would still work when I have disabled it?
 

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Question: Disable Touchpad??

Toshiba laptop running xp sp3. The cursor jumps to random places in any word type program; notepad, Word, email replies, etc. Very annoying. I am thinking that maybe my wife is touching the touch pad while she types. However, I can't find any way to disable the touch pad. Under Device manager, the only thing showing is the USB mouse. Same in Control panel, only the USB mouse is shown. No icon for the touch pad in the tray. Anyone have an idea?
 

Answer:Disable Touchpad??

Yup. She is most definitely hitting the touchpad while typing. And while it isn't a problem that the mouse moves around. It is that "Tap to Click" is enabled. I had to download some really old synaptic mouse driver, since the driver windows wanted to give me wouldn't let me disable it.

I take it you have a USB mouse plugged in.

Have you tried unplugging it and checking the Device Manager to see what it says?
 

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Question: disable touchpad?

PLEASE can someone tell me in words of one syllable how to disable the touchpad on my Toshiba L450D without taking it apart and disconnecting it? I installed a wireless Microsoft mouse (superb) and now cannot get past the intellipoint mouse properties in order to disable the touchpad. The cursor flying all over place drives me NUTS. But what's the point of having a flexible portable laptop if I have to constantly take a wireless mouse everywhere? NO, FnF9 does not work either despite being labelled as being able to do so.

Answer:disable touchpad?

Hello Ian Rigby. Welcome to the Forum.

Normally that is quite easy:

Right-click on Synaptics Pointing Device icon on the Taskbar > pointing device properties > device settings tab > disable synaptics touchpad > apply > ok

If you do not have the Synaptics icon available then search for Synaptics from the Start search box.

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....if a USB mouse is present?

My users have Dell Latitude D630s with Synaptics Touchpads. They run Windows 7 Pro x86, and I was wondering if there's a setting/option/app that will disable the touchpad if a USB mouse was connected to the system. Many moons ago, the touchpads would be disabled when a PS/2 mouse was connected, but I haven't come across that functionality with USB mice.

Answer:Disable Touchpad...

I'm assuming the option isn't being displayed under:

Control panel> Mouse > Device Settings tab > Check the "Disable internal pointing device when external USB device is attached"

It depends on what Synaptics driver software is installed for that option to appear though.

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Hello. Long time no see. My mom has a Gateway mx-3230 laptop that she only wants to use a mouse on. The computer has had a fresh install of XP SP3, and I'm unable to disable the touchpad so she will only have mouse control of the computer.
 
I've gone into device manager and seen that the only things listed under mouse is the usb mouse that she wants to use, and an item for Microsoft PS2 device. The mouse can be disabled using the "usage" feature at the bottom of the screen. But when I switch to the PS2 listing, "usage" is ghosted out and I can't change that setting. So presently, both the mouse and the touchpad are functioning.
 
I'm not at her house right now, and can't run SIW etc. to find out the particular touchpad info. Until I can do that, does anyone have a suggestion for disabling only the touchpad? Thanks. Jim

Answer:Disable touchpad in XP

Laptops which don't automatically disable the trackpad when you plug a mouse in usually have a 'switch' in the form of the Fn key and one of the 'F' keys. Look for a key that has a representation of a mouse or a trackpad on it or even both. I've seen all three variants. And I can't tell you which 'F' key it will be on, this is one aspect of keyboards that is not standardised !
 
When you do find the relevant key, press and hold the 'Fn' key and press the relevant 'F' key at the same time, then let go. You should get some notification that the trackpad is disabled and it should stay that way until you press the same key combination to switch back at some future time.
 
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Hi

I have an Advent 7204 laptop running Vista Premium. It's one problem is the touchpad. Double tapping the touchpad is the same as clicking one of the mouse buttons which is infuriating as it happens frequently when I don't want it to whilst typing!!!

I'd like to disable this feature but cannot find any option for it (I can't even seem to disable the touchpad entirely and use a mouse instead?!?!). None of the Fn buttons seem to do it and there is nothing in my system tray.

Anyone ideas greatly appreciated...!
 

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Question: Disable Touchpad

How can I disable the touchpad on an ASUS laptop?

Answer:Disable Touchpad

On my ASUS laptop I disable the touchpad by using fn-f9. The same keys restore the touchscreen function.

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 I have been trying to disable my touchpad...I never use it.  I have uninstalled Synaptics device multiple times...it is currently not installed.  I went to settings and went to "mouse and touchpad" and under "further options" I used to have something that at least temporarily stopped it...now that setting isn't available.  I read somewhere that holding the touchpad in the upper left corner for a few seconds would disable it...nope, didn't work.  I have tried various things I have read on internet, and nothing works. I am now hating using this computer...HELP please!!! 

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Hello support group!I have a laptop DELL Vostro 14 5000 series with the operating system of Windows 7. I can not work successfully on the keyboard because of the high sensitivity of the touchpad. How do I disable the touchpad? I could not find this information.

Answer:How disable the touchpad?

Please type Device Manager onto the search box, stroll down to "Mice And Other Pointed Devices" and then expand it. Right click on Dell Touchpad and then disable.

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I finally figured out how to disable my touchpad. I tried everything I've read on these forums, but nothing worked. No matter how many times I double-clicked the little dot on the top-left corner of my touchpad, the light would not come on, and I could not disable the stupid touchpad. To fix this, I downloaded the newest version of the touchpad driver from HP.com for my laptop. After installing the driver, my computer rebooted, and then I was finally able to double-click the little dot on the top-left corner of my touchpad, and it was disabled!  So now the cursor no longer jumps around all over the page as I am typing (b/c my hand barely touches the touchpad).  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! I hope this helps anyone else going through this struggle. It took me several hours to figure this out today.  Amy

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Hello, I had just gotten my computer today, and had finished installing things to the new computer when I noticed that the fn + f9 keyboard shortcut to disable my touchpad wasn't working. I went into my control panel, as well as device manager to try
and get to disabling it however within the mouse settings there is no mouse properties tab and within device manager I only have two options both of which do not solve my issue. Things will be very inconvenient if I am unable to disable the touchpad as I prefer
to use a mouse. How am I supposed to solve this?

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Just got new yoga thinkpad ultrabook at work and i cannot turn off the touchpad.  the f6 trick doesnt work and i tried every combo of FN keys to be sure. IT installed the thinkpad software that gives you al the options in mouse properties but there is no button to turn off the touch pad. closest i can come is "use trackpoint only" and even then, if you press down on the pad it clicks. i was able to uncheck most boxes so most of the incidental issues while typing go away but i still do rest my palms on there and i have issues. i'm convinced its some kind of driver issue but maybe not? driver is synaptics 18.0.7.103 under synaptics device properties under device manager the only thing is synaptics pointing device and no option to disable it even when IT was on as admin.

Answer:cannot disable touchpad

What model is your Yoga laptop?

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I do not like the touch pad. When I had Windows 8.1, I simply disabled it. But Windows 10 has a mind of it's own. I go into settings for touch pad and put a check mark where it says "disable touch pad". But as soon as I restart, the touch is enabled. I go where I put the check mark and it's gone--Windows just un-checked it. There are a couple of places where I can disable it, but upon restarting it goes back to where it was. I even went in Device Manager and disabled it there, but the same thing happens.

Answer:Can't disable touchpad

Hi, silly question- do you have a little button just above your touch pad you can use to disable it? I have on my HP G60, noting you have an HP PC. (Sorry, not checked you particular laptop!)

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I have an ASUS G75 notebook. I cannot find a way to disable the touchpad since upgrading to Win 10. I've googled and cannot find a solution anywhere. I've tried deleting the driver, Windows just re-installs it. I've tried disabling the software at startup thru Taskmanager, that doesn't disable the touchpad. Any help much appreciated.

EDIT: Got it. Disabled it in the bios.

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Question: Disable Touchpad

Hi guys. Is there the ability to disable the touchpad on the W530? I don't see it as an option in the function keys. I am using a mouse and it's a bit annoying brushing my hand against it and having it mess something up. Thank you.













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Answer:Disable Touchpad

Yes. You can disable it completely in BIOS (I've done that and also skipped installing the now unneccessary driver when I reinstalled Win7). Or you can go to the Control Panel -> Mouse, and disable the Touchpad there.

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Hi everyone. I'm pretty pleased with W7, having replaced Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1720 (32 bit) laptop. What I cannot do, however, is disable the touch pad - there is no mechanism in the Control Panel. I can only alter settings for the attached mouse. Can you tell me how to disable the touch pad?
Many thanks,

Les

Answer:Cannot disable touchpad?

You might need to install the full touchpad driver/utility from Dell in order to do this.

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I have an ASUS G75 notebook. I cannot find a way to disable the touchpad since upgrading to Win 10. I've googled and cannot find a solution anywhere. I've tried deleting the driver, Windows just re-installs it. I've tried disabling the software at startup thru Taskmanager, that doesn't disable the touchpad. Any help much appreciated.
 

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I have a new HP Pavilion 17-g101dx with a Logitech mouse installed.

My problem, shared by numerous people, is that I cannot keep the touchpad
disabled. On restart it comes back on.

The cure seems to be dowloading driver 19.0.19.1 from Synaptics's website.
I download it and unzip then run the exe file and it says it is installed but
when I go back to the Device Manager it does not list the correct driver
number. This is after I do the required restart.

I have even uninstalled the driver which does no good.

Any suggestions.
 

Answer:Cannot Disable Touchpad

Eureka! Thanks to Wonder_Woman on the HP Forum.
After all the downloading and uninstalling all it took was changing
a number in the registry. Sometimes the simplest soloution is the
best.

For anybody else that has this problem here is the link.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...y-new-HP-laptop-computer/td-p/3362527/page/12
 

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Hi, after 5 yrs of having my touchpad not working (which was fine with me, i don't like touchpads), it suddenly came on yesterday and won't turn off even when I disable it. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite. I didn't download anything nor change any drivers yesterday and I have no clue what to do next. I suspect I'll need to disable a driver, but I don't know how to know which driver it is nor how to disable it once found. Thanks very much for any/all help.
 

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Question: Disable touchpad

I recently fixed my computer, and had some trouble with it.

I have fixed all these problems down to the last bit, no thanks to some, I'm even glad I didn't follow some of the bad advice... I need to disable my touchpad because the left mouse button doesn't work and the right button registers at random times, so I plugged in a usb mouse and everything is ho-hum except that because of the touchpad the right button goes sparatic sometimes... do I need to disable the driver? I think there should be another way...
 

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Question: Disable touchpad

Hi
Just got a new HP Pavilion Notebook. I didn't like using the touchpad, so I plugged in a mouse. Then, I went to the Control Panel and TRIED to disable the touchpad. The mouse works great, but the touchpad keeps enabling itself again. It really gets ugly when I'm using the mouse and stop to type something in and the weight of my hands causes the screen zoom to adjust and jump.
Nasty... Is there any way to completely disable the touchpad until I really want to use it? Thanks.
 

Answer:Disable touchpad

You can probably disable it, but need to know which service runs for it. Open a command window and type the following at the prompt: sc queryex > c:\services.txt

then attach the services.txt file in your c:\ folder here.
 

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Question: Disable touchpad

Just got a new HP Pavilion Notebook. I didn't like using the touchpad, so I plugged in a mouse. Then, I went to the Control Panel and TRIED to disable the touchpad. The mouse works great, but the touchpad keeps enabling itself again. It really gets ugly when I'm using the mouse and stop to type something in and the weight of my hands causes the screen zoom to adjust and jump.
Nasty... Is there any way to completely disable the touchpad until I really want to use it? Thanks.

Answer:Disable touchpad

Have a look at this HP Forum thread: How to Disable Touchpad - HP Support Forum

Coincidentally, I had exactly the same problem with my Sony Vaio laptop - disabling the pointing device and using a wireless mouse instead does for me.

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Question: Disable Touchpad

I'm looking to disable the touchpad from within windows. I can disable in BIOS but would rather do it from within windows. Most drivers have an option in device manager to disable but the touchpad doesn't. Presently, Microsoft has installed it's official Windows 95 driver with it's updated version number, date and digital signature. Another option would be Synaptics driver but I'm not really into downloading and installing 14 mb's just to disable the touchpad. On the other hand, if I could get just the synaptics driver without the extra bloat, it might would work. Any ideas or suggestions?

Answer:Disable Touchpad

What OS are you running

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did everything net said
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 days ago disables under mouse now there is no touchpad under mouse
for few days the touchpad a orange light on and it didnt work as i wanted i have real problems with cursor jumping when typing
then it started working again
win7 

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Question: Disable touchpad

I've got the HP Pavilion dm3 1020ed.

It has a button to disable and enable my touchpad. Unfornately this won't work...

How can I create an other shortcut to disable / enable my touchpad? (or fix this button)

Thank you!

Answer:Disable touchpad

What touchpad software do you have installed? In Synaptics or Alps, you should be able to click on the driver icon in the system tray or on mouse settings in control panel, then go to the device settings tab and disable the touchpad from there.

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Question: Disable touchpad

Hi, I'm new here - glad to have found this forum!

I stumbled upon a post that explained how to do this, but I lost it and apparently there is no "search." I followed the instructions to disable it through Device Manager, found it, but there's no way to disable it that I can see. I have Home Premium.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Disable touchpad

Hi cattywampus and welcome to Vista Forums

I take it that you are referring to a laptop or a notebook. Check your user manual for details on how to enable/disable the touchpad. As you have not provided any details on your machine (manufacturer, model number), I cannot help you any further as the method used varies. If you reply with the necessary details, I should be able locate some instructions for you.

Incidentally, if you scroll to the very bottom of the page you wil find a section 'Similar Threads'. You might like to check these out to see if they are of any help.

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I have installed a Logitech wireless mouse which works fine, but how, in simple idiot proof instructions, do I disable the touchpad?  Thank you.

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I have an ASUS G75 notebook. I cannot find a way to disable the touchpad since upgrading to Win 10. I've googled and cannot find a solution anywhere. I've tried deleting the driver, Windows just re-installs it. I've tried disabling the software at startup thru Taskmanager, that doesn't disable the touchpad. Any help much appreciated.

EDIT: Got it. Disabled it in the bios.

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Answer:E550 how to disable touchpad

Hello, No matter how I tried I could not disable my touchpad can you please support me disable it. Its turning my life into hell when I am writing e-mails. Any help is appreciated.  

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I had the touch pad disabled on my asus N76V when an external mouse was connected - which is 99% of the time. It was pretty simple in my mouse settings.
Since installing W10 it no longer shuts off. I even went so far as following an instruction to go into startup and disabling a setting.
When i use the key board I continuously move the pointer all over the key board and at time click it by accident.

thank you for your help.
Richard

Answer:Asus touchpad how do i disable

Short: Install an incompatible driver for Standard Mouse, restart, then you can disable it, but it should not work already.

Open Device Manager (Right click Start) - Mice and other ... - PS2 Compatible Mouse - double click - Driver - Update.
Browse my computer for driver software - Let me pick ... - uncheck Show compatible hardware - Pick anything else - Next.

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the touch pad is really pissing me off. i cannot disable it. the option isnt even available to do so....i cannot type for everytim ieven brush my hand on itjust the slightest bit itclicks somewhere else in this damn document

Answer:how do i disable the touchpad windows8

Depending on the make/model of your hardware, and, the software/drivers currently installed, the steps will vary.
Some laptops, have a hardware button to enable/disable the touchpad.
Some laptops, use a key-combination (e.g. FN + F7).
Some laptops, you will need to open;
Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound
In the displayed window, in the section named; Device & Printers, should be an item named "Mouse".
There should be touchpad enable/disable settings in there for you.
(sorry, but the steps vary a lot, based on the hardware/drivers combination)
Your laptop may have some helper functions, described in the manufacturer manual/user guide.
[e.g. the steps are different, between my Toshiba laptop, my Lenovo laptop, and my Acer laptop]Don
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I have been using my Lenovo X1 carbon for 4 months.  But the experience has been awful. I don't know if my tackpad is defective or not.  Currently I am in the Philippines and there is no way to check or service my unit since they don't carry this model here. My problem is when i tap the touch pad the right click button comes out 80% of the time.  This is really annoying.  I already disabled the right click to double finger tap.  But still even with one single tap on the middle of the touchpad the result is 80% of the time its like doing a right click.. Very annoying. Please help me.  If this is touchpad is defective can anyone let me know so I will have this serviced in Dec. in the US.

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Hi
I have an ASUS laptop model: N43S
I used fn-f9 keys to disable my touchpad, and after I pressed these two keys, a picture of a locked touchpad appeared on the screen but the touchpad was still working.
So I went to control panel -->device manager-->mice and other pointing devices-->driver but the ?disable? button was disable too.

I should disable my touchpad because I have to type my thesis and the touchpad is a big problem for me. Please help me in this case.

Answer:How can I disable the touchpad on my laptop

Hello rsaboor and welcome to Seven Forums.

This article explains the most common ways to disable a touchpad. Make sure you have another pointing device available (like an external keyboard) before disabling the touchpad.

How to Disable Your Laptop Touchpad | PCWorld

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I have an HP 550 with Win XP SP3. I need to disable the touchpad on it.I've tried double clicking on the top left hand corner of the pad, pressing the left hand corner for several seconds and Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Mice and other pointing devices. I have no touchpad showing anywhere under any of the logical (or even illogical device management categories, including Mice, Human Interface Devices, System Devices, Keyboards or even USB devices and Computer. Nothing, zero, zip. I've tried disabling the mouse via Device Manager per some instructions and then had to use the touchpad to renable the USB mouse. I have the updated HP drivers for this machine installed. I really need to get this disabled, because I'm only using a mouse and the touchpad is actually a serious liability.I've also Googled until I'm blue in the face and searched the HP forums extensively.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Cannot disable touchpad in asus u47a laptop windows 7 hp/i7 core, tried everything listed, but when i get to the properties screen to disable it is greyed out. none of the hotkeys will do it either. i have usb mouse and would like to disable touchpad. the only option listed is uninstall. tried updating drivers, but says mine are up to date. thanks.
 

Answer:disable touchpad on asus

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I have a Dell Inspiron E1405 running Vista. I hate the "tap" feature on the touchpad, yet I can find nothing that permits me to turn it off.

Can someone please help me see the light? How do I disable this aggravating little tap feature?

Thanks, and peace.
 

Answer:How to disable tap feature on touchpad?

Never mind. Figured it out. Replaced the Microsoft driver with one from Dell, which provides the Disable Tapping feature.
 

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If I connect a mouse to a USB port, how can I disable the touchpad in windows 7 64 bit?

Answer:Disable Touchpad, Windows 7

Hi,Please write your notebook product number (p/n), which system are you using and country of purchase.Resource:How to Locate the Notebook product number (p/n)

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My y580 wont let me disable the touchpad anymore, like fn+f6 does nothing but my fn key still works with everything else but the touchpad(f6). I tried looking in the mouse properties but it shows nothing touchpad related. *IT does not show Device Settings on mouse properties!!  How do i disable the touchpad? it is quite irritating when im typing or playing games

Answer:Y580 Cannot disable touchpad

HiCan you please which os you are using? And have you tried reinstalling the energy management driver?Regards





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I'm new user of v480c and just wondering how can i disable touchpad .i'm install touchpad driver and Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 but i can't use  "Fn+F6" to disable touchpadcan any one help me please. thank you  

Answer:how to disable touchpad in v480c

Hi doctor_x,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to help you with this issue,
 
Could you please uninstall Lenovo Energy Management if you do have it in the application list and restart the system,
And then please reinstall it back from the below link and after that try using the FN+F6 again:
 
Windows8:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032258
 
Windows7:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS028565
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha





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hey, How can i make it so that the touch pad is disabled when i'm typing? I keep hitting it with a knuckle or something when i'm typing and I can't figure out how to do it with windows seven. Vista had it.

Answer:Disable touchpad when i'm typing?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jrlinder


hey, How can i make it so that the touch pad is disabled when i'm typing? I keep hitting it with a knuckle or something when i'm typing and I can't figure out how to do it with windows seven. Vista had it.


which touch pad?

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I just want to know if it's possible to disable the touchpad and is so how, please?

What I've tried (which hasn't worked):

1. Pressing Fn + F9.

2. Going to 'Mouse properties' and searching for an option to disable touchpad there.

Answer:How to disable touchpad on my Tecra M10-10H?

After reading your posting I must say that we don't know anything about your notebook.
Which OS do you use?
Does FN keys work or not in general?
Is touchpad driver installed or not?

In my opinion you should visit Toshiba download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp and install touchpad driver and Toshiba value added package. After doing this check please if FN+F9 works. If not you should be able to disable touchpad in mouse properties. after Synaptics driver installation new additional tab will be added ? ?Device settings? and there you will find option enable/disable.

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I have covered the touchpad on wife's Pavilion dv5, Win7,  with cardboard to prevent her thumbs dragging on it, messing things up, and resulting in very unladylike language.  She is much happier with her mouse, and of course when she is happy I am happy. Is there a way of disabling the touchpad doable by a fairly computer-illiterate me? Thank you, PS  if I am in the wrong forum, please redirect me. jim

Answer:Can I disable touchpad on Pavilion dv5?

Hi Jim, On my dv5 there is a button just above the touchpad with an white LED next to it.  If yours is the same, just press the button and the LED should turn a red/orange colour indicating the touchpad is disabled. If this is not the case on your laptop, post back with the full model number ( ie dv5-1130ea ). Best wishes and merry Christmas, DP-K

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I have tried "Fn and F9" to disable it with no joy. Can't disbale it from device manager and can't disable it with the Touch and Launch software I downloaded from Toshiba.

Answer:How do I disable the touchpad on a Satellite Pro A60?

Hi Neil

It is very strange. All newest Toshiba units have this option. The FN button must be hold down while you press F9 button. Check please ?Mouse properties?. There you will find ?TOUCHPAD ON/OFF? tab.

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My computer is HP Pavilion 17 notebook. Windows 8.1. I am unable to disable touchpad. I have searched Google for help - double tapped touchpad, checked mouse in control panel etc etc Can anyone help?
Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8122 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 433523 MB, Free - 339311 MB; D: Total - 19300 MB, Free - 2158 MB; F: Total - 499998 MB, Free - 390252 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2282
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:Unable to disable touchpad

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Asus P52F, O.S. 7 Professional.
Had problems with hard drive which was replaced and new Windows 7 installed.
All Asus references were removed.
I use a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical instead of the Touchpad. I have found that the pad is so sensitive that when I type emails, word files, etc. that the letters jump about. I have tried to disable the Touchpad via the Mouse settings, also Fn + F9 but nothing works. there is no reference to the Touchpad in Device Manager also, so I can't disable the driver!
Help please....this has taken a long time to type as the letters are jumping about!

Answer:Can't disable Asus Touchpad

In Device Manager it should be under Mice and other pointing devices.

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Starting with Win 8.1, there is no Lenovo driver for the Elan touchpad. It's provided directly by the Win 8.1 OS.Now, in previous OS, I could deactivate easily the touchpad, by entering in Mouse applet from Control Panel. Now, this procedure isn't available. More than that, in PC settings>PC and devices there is a Mouse and touchpad option, but not sliders for On/Off as should be.So, how can we disable the touchpad? Screenshot













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Answer:Disable touchpad under Win 8.1 on G580

Hi Gdvlad,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Touchpad is not disabling after updating to Windows 8.1. Hence, I suggest you to press Fn+F6 together to disable the Touchpad. If this is not working, the Fn key features works only when the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) in your computer and let me know the findings. Below is the link to download the exact LEM for the computer:
 

Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I have a Lenovo G570, I think.  I can disable the touchpad with the Fn + F6 combination.  That's nice.  Is there someway that the system can be set to automatically disable the touchpad when another mouse is connected?  My Dell Inspiron has that and it's very convenient.

Answer:Automatically Disable Touchpad

Hi DallasSteve and welcome to the community,
 
Should be able to.  That's how I have a U160 set.  Is there a touchpad icon in the taskbar?  Right click it and click properties. Then click device properties.  There should be a little box to check to disable touchpad when a mouse is plugged in.  Click apply then okay.
 
If there's not an icon in the taskbar, go into control panel and click mouse and follow the above.
 
Dave

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Hi,I would like to disable the touchpad of my E560 - not permantly but regularly. Is there another possibility to disable the touchpad directly than going into the control panel. In the features of the touchpad I have no option like "Show UltraNav icon on the system tray"?Thanks

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Hi, I want to disable the touchpad of my new SL510 2847 7MG (Win7 Prof. x86) using a shortcut (Fn+8) or automatically when a USB mouse is plugged but I cant find such an option in UltraNav (latest driver) or BIOS (1.40).  Kind Regards

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I have an HP Spectre, model # 13-3010dx. My touchpad will randomly click things. I am trying to disable it. I have tried opening the device manager and uninstalling the mouse driver, but it still works. What can I do?

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I have windows 7, it's a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and I can't find the settings anywhere to disable the friggin' thing.

Other people have tried to help in the past by saying it's in the control settings under moue configuration. It's NOT there. I've searched for it and it's nowhere to be seen.


Can anybody help?





bty, my thumb touched the stupid pad even while writing this and made my start typing over what i've already written. Which is exactly why I hate the stupid thing.

Answer:How do I disable the touchpad on my computer?

It should be under mouse settings/hardware, i have attached a screen shot of mine it is a desktop so there is no touch pad showing

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Hi Can someone help me ? When  I click and move my finger to the end of the touchpad the curser contiues to move in the same direction. What is this called and how do I disable this function. It is very annoying when I want to select areas in programs like photoshop etc. Hans Henrik

Answer:Disable a function on the Touchpad

Check under touchpad settings:

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Our organization recently invested in a large batch of 250 G4 notebooks. I'm wondering if there's a way to quickly enable/disable the touchpad, modify something in our group policy, or distribute a driver update or something to allow for this option. Due to the environment many of our staff are working in (frequently out in the community or even operating off of mobile hotspots in their parked vehicle), many users don't use a mouse, but would like the option to turn the touchpad off while typing to avoid misplacing the cursor. Naturally, they'll need the ability to easily turn the touchpad back on without the use of a mouse in this case. As a result, I don't see navigating to the mouse settings to disable the touchpad as being a viable option, as they wouldn't have the ability to turn it back on when they were done typing. I'm used to seeing a Fn + F key option to disable the touchpad, but this doesn't seem to be available on this model. Is there a solution that would result in functionality with that level of simplicity? If not, what other options are there?

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Hi all,  Can you advise me how to disable the Touchpad on X240?  Thanks.  Tim

Answer:How to disable the Touchpad on X240?

Welcome to the forum!
 
There should be an option in BIOS to disable the touchpad, under keyboard/mouse settings I believe..

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I have an  HP HP Pavilon   {g7 2010nr}
How do I disable touch pad
 
when I first got compiuter I tapped the button on left sideof pad to turn off touchpad and now it is working again and the little button is no longer working
thanks

Answer:how to disable touchpad in windows 7

See here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01983909&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4062&product=5169545&sw_lang=#N846Scroll all the way to the bottom and under sub heading: Disabling the ClickPad

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When I had 7 Pro i could disable the touch pad in the device manager
I had to go to 8.1  and no way can I turn the D--- thing off and I am about to throw thi thing in the trash
Does anyone out there no how t disable the touchpad using Windows 8.1
Mel

Answer:Disable touchpad with Windows 8.1

I searched for months trying to find a fix for this problem. This page provides the solution. 
Just following the instructions above. You will download and install new touchpad driver which somehow got removed or disabled. After install and restart, go back to control panel and then mouse properties. The touchpad tab will be there after the download. Just turn it off and save and apply. Test the touchpad and it should be disabled. I hate microsoft and dell for putting me through this. The answer is so obvious but for some reason it throws people for a loop.

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I can't seem to figure out how to disable the touchpad.  My wife is a  blind user and will not be using a mouse.  On the support site, I got two sets of instructions. Press Fn+F8.  this doesn't workIn the control panel turn off the touch pad - This optino, on the ClickPad tab is grayed out. If I disable the windows driver, the left control key stops functioning.The Lenovo windows store settings application runs, but changing settings in it appears to have no affect.  You can change setting in it but doesn't actually seem to change anything We have upgraded to windows 10.  We didn't use Windows 8 long enough to identify if windows 10 is related to the issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:How to disable touchpad on yoga 3 11"

Try pressing Fn+Delete. It works on my Yoga 3 Pro.

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I am using a cordless mouse on my laptop but the touchpad is still working.How do i disable it.ThanksJohn

Answer:How to Disable Laptop Touchpad

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.

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hello, is there any method to automatically disable the touchpad of my u410 while typing? i'm on win7. thanks!

Answer:disable touchpad while typing

hi Zarquon,
 
Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You can check this Article
There is a feature in your touchpad to do that.
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Touchpad-gets-disabled-when-keys-are-pres...
 
Hope this heps,
Solid Cruver





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i tryed FN + F6 and not work,i tryed to remove drivers from device manager and touchpad still working,plz help me how to disable touchpad on my Win7 x64,thanks

Answer:How to Disable Touchpad on Z570?

hi ip4weathercan you tell us the windows version you have? is it 7 or 8?

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Just reinstalled WinMe on a compaq armadaE500. There is nothing in the control panel to disable tapping on the touchpad, probably because I didn't have the Compaq install CD. I just used a generic windows version.
Is there any other way to disable this annoying feature? My fingers are far to bulky and clumsy and it seems like the touchpad is really sensitive.
 

Answer:Can't disable tapping on touchpad

The touchpad is controlled by the mouse drivers. I'm not sure what the tapping activates but you may find something in Control Panel>Mouse options that would make it less sensitive.
 

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Is there a way to disable the touch pad while using a plugged-in mouse? My previous Asus laptop did this automatically when it detected the mouse. Advice would be appreciated.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

Answer:Disable the Touchpad while using a mouse?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
What Lenovo model do you have and operating system installed?  Example Ideapad 100, Lenovo Z50..... Windows 8..... Windows 10.
 
If your laptop has the ability to disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in, that option will be found in the settings / properties for the touchpad.  I have a couple of older Lenovo laptops using Windows 7 and 8 where the touchpad software / driver will allow disabling.  Where as my newer Lenovo laptops with Windows 10 does not have that feature.  The disabling is really dependent on the software / drivers for your model.  

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Can I disable the touchpad on my Sony Vaio laptop and still use my regular USB connected mouse? The touch mouse is so sensitive that while I'm typing and by its location, it will reposition the cursor with a slight accidental touch. I normally use a regular USB mouse.
 

Answer:Disable touchpad on laptop

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hi, i am using thinkpad edge 14, and i want to disable the touchpad, i think use mouse is enough for me. thanks.Glo.

Answer:how to do disable the touchpad in windows 7?

Hi and welcome to the forum!
 
Click Start, then type in "mouse" in the empty "search programs and files" field, click it, in the opened window select UltraNav, then uncheck touchpad, thereafter "Apply".
 
Hope this helps.





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HeyIm using a Thinkpad Edge E320 for work atm. At home I have an Ideapad Z580, which comes with the functionality of an FN key to disable the touchpad. Is there a way to do this on the E320 as well? I do NOT want to disable it permanently in the bios etc, I move a lot between my desk where I have a mouse and meeting rooms where I do not, so beeing able to switch on and off quickly is essential! I keep hitting the touchpad whilst typing, hence the need to switch it off temporarily when at my desk. thanks for the help in advance,

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Issue: Cannot disable touchpadComputer: Flex 2-14OS: Windows 7 Professional I tried the Fn+F6 combindation, but it does not work. The other F keys work in combination with Fn, but the F6 does not. When I press Fn+F6, there is no indication that the touchpad is disabled nor is the touchpad disabled physically. Has someone solved this issue before?

Answer:Flex 2-14 cannot disable touchpad

Dear Fokstrot,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Are you using preloaded windows, or you installed windows from your own ?
 
Regards,
Joseph

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I know the hotkey to disable the touchpad, however, I almost never use it. It would be much more convenient if the touchpad was disabled by default, and I used Fn+F6 to enable it. Is this possible? I am very comfortable with registry editing and other tweaks if that is the way to do it. Thank you

Answer:Disable Touchpad by Default

someone found a solution about this issue on regedit, i searched the forum for it but couldn't find it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E520 running Windows 7.

I'd like to disable the touchpad when there is a USB mouse plugged into the laptop. How do I do that?

If I cannot disable the touchpad based on the presence of a mouse, I'd like to disable the touchpad period. How do I do that?

Thanks.

Steve
 

Answer:Disable ThinkPad touchpad

Most laptops have a software app that controls the touchpad options. It can be disabled from there.
 

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How can I disable the ASUS touchpad on my ASUS laptop?

The latest Windows 10 upgrade restored the functionality of the touchpad, which I had disabled. I have uninstalled the touchpad driver and restarted the computer three times from Control Panel, but it still works. I can't find the software in MSConfig.

Answer:How to Disable ASUS Touchpad?

Edit: After posting it struck me that you might want to disable the Touchpad completely (not just Smart Gesture) to use a Mouse.
? Does FN+F9 keys work to disable and enable Touchpad
? Control Panel > ASUS Smart Gesture > Mouse Detection then tick Disable touchpad when mouse is plugged-in







ColMac42 said:

...... I have uninstalled the touchpad driver and restarted the computer three times from Control Panel, but it still works. I can't find the software in MSConfig.



I guess you mean you wet to Device Manager and uninstalled the driver ?
Have you gone to:
? Programs and Features
? Select ASUS Smart Gesture
? Select Uninstall
? Restart you computer

Note: ATK Package is also associated with the Touchpad but it is also essential for the functioning of various other items like the FN keys and more, so uninstalling that can cause problems.
Having said that, if Smart Gesture is being installed again after Restart you could try uninstalling Smart Gesture and ATK Package then Restart then install just ATK Package

In case you are unsure how to get a copy of ATK Package:
? Go to your local Asus website @ ASUS
? Click on Support On some sites you must click on Service first then Support
? Enter the Model Name in the Search field and select from the results
? If necessary select Drivers & Tools
? Choose your OS (Windows 10 )
? Click on ATK
? Select the latest version (there is probably only one)
? To the right of Downlo... Read more

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I cannot disable the mouse touchpad. I unclick "enable" and click "apply" on the UltraNav tab. The touchpad still works, even after a reboot, and I see that the mouse touchpad shows enabled.  What can I do? Thank-you, Philip  













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Answer:Disable mouse touchpad on T41

Welcome to the forum! Go into BIOS (press F1 while booting), then into Config then keybvoard/mouse and disable whatever you want over there. Press F10 to save and exit. Hope this helps.

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thus anyone knows how to disable the mouse touchpad in Lenovo G410 notebook? is there an available software for that?I'm using windows xp. I downloaded ALPS touchpad in the drivers and support of lenovo but i didnt work there is no disable feature in the software. pls help........ thanks,Jeff













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Answer:How to disable Touchpad in windows XP...

Hi Jeff,I also faced the irritating touchpad on lenovo.Go to synaptics.com, download pointer driver for your OS and install.You will get choice to disable the ps2 pointer which is touchpad.Disable ps2 pointer indicated as mouse. Girish 

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I had the touch pad disabled on my asus N76V when an external mouse was connected - which is 99% of the time. It was pretty simple in my mouse settings.
Since installing W10 it no longer shuts off. I even went so far as following an instruction to go into startup and disabling a setting.
When i use the key board I continuously move the pointer all over the key board and at time click it by accident.

thank you for your help.
Richard

Answer:Asus touchpad how do i disable

Short: Install an incompatible driver for Standard Mouse, restart, then you can disable it, but it should not work already.

Open Device Manager (Right click Start) - Mice and other ... - PS2 Compatible Mouse - double click - Driver - Update.
Browse my computer for driver software - Let me pick ... - uncheck Show compatible hardware - Pick anything else - Next.

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I just bought this laptop from a friend and it had windows 10 on it but it was being really slow. So, I put Windows 7 on it. Speed as improved. Now I can't figure out how to disable the touchpad because I have a wireless mouse hooked up. I have the touchpad with the LED in the top left corner. Double-clicking used to enable/disable it when Windows 10 was on it. Now, it doesn't do anything when I do that. The light is off. I tried to go into Device Manager to find the touchpad but I can't find it.

Answer:disable touchpad on laptop

I'm having similiar issues except I can't get my touchpad to turn on! lol nor can I find anywhere in the control panel or desktop to configure it

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I've tried most everything (device manager, control panel mouse, touchpad software...), yet I still can't disable the touchpad on my new EliteBook 820. It's crazy sensitive, and makes typing a basic sentence nearly impossible unless I slow down to a crawl. Surely HP has a means for controlling this piece of hardware -- what is it?

Answer:How can I disable my EliteBook 820's touchpad

On the upper left corner of the touchpad there is a small rectangle. double tap it quickly to disable the touchpad. It will turn an amber color when the touchpad is disabled. 

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Hi,I would like to disable the touchpad on my E320 Model:1298RS2But I cannot find an option to do so in the BIOS (ver. 1.14) nor "Mouse" in the "Control Panel".I'm using a clean install Windows 7 home basic sp1 64bit with all the latest drivers from Lenovo websie and updates from Windows.I installed UltraNav Driver 15.3.27.1 alone, I find no UltraNav tab in Control Panel, then I installed  UltraNav Utility, I still can't find the tab.YiFan

Answer:Help to disable TouchPad on E320

Go to control panel, then go in Mouse.Here, you will find a tab UltraNav. You disable the touchpad there, but also by activating the icon in the systray, and by doing a left click, you have the option to disable the touchpad or the trackpoint.

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Okay. I see lots of comment about how this is a solved problem. It is NOT SOLVED. My touchpad does NOT have an enable/disable button on it.

I am running Win 8 on a new (last Xmas) HP Envy laptop. Until a few weeks ago, I could very sweetly disable the touchpad whenever there was a mouse detected by the system. it worked great. Sometime in April or May, a standard system "upgrade" took that away. I keep my system updated with current drivers, and OS updates. I now regret that because this WAS working until an upgrade broke it. There USED to be an option in the Control Panel for the touchpad saying "disable touchpad when mouse connected"--and that has now disappeared. (So much for "new and improved"!)

NOW...yes, I can go to the control panel. Yes, I can go to Pointing device properties. And yes, I can disable the touchpad. BUT IT DOES NOT STAY DISABLED. If the system goes to sleep from inactivity...the touchpad re-enables itself. If I'm working on the system for 20 or 30 minutes, the touchpad re-enables itself. If I re-boot the system...the touchpad re-enables itself. I have disabled all the gestures on the touchpad, but it won't let me disable buttons. This is driving me crazy.

HOW DO I PERMANENTLY GET THIS FRIGGIN' SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD IF THERE IS A MOUSE CONNECTED???

Over and over again, on HP forums, Synaptics forums, tech forums, I see the tech "experts" telling me this is a "solved&quo... Read more

Answer:Disable touchpad in Win 8- NOT SOLVED!!!

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I have a Lenovo G570 notebook that I love except for one little detail. I hate, loathe, detest, and just don't like touchpads and there is no way to permanently turn the stupid thing off on this machine. I can turn it off after booting by hitting FN/F6 but, of course, I never remember to do so until I mess up whatever I'm typing by dragging my thumb or hand over the idiot touch pad. I've tried the usual "solutions" without any luck (leastwise, not the good kind).

What would be nice if there was some kind of script that would run during boot up that would, essentially, "press" the FN/F6 combination. Can anyone help me with that?

Answer:Script to Disable Touchpad?

Disable it in the device manager.

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For me the touchpad is too big and annoying because many times when I am typing I touch touchpad by mistake. So how I can disable it? I am using windows 7.

Answer:How to disable touchpad on e530?

Go to coontroll panel >hardware>mouse> and find the thing with the touchpad.the touchPad is quite anoyying when you use the red point

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So I would like to disable my touchpad so my palm would not hit the touchpad while I am typing because it is so annoying when my palm accidentally moves the cursor. How can I do this without any external mouse? Thanks!

Answer:Can I disable touchpad without mouse?

Hi,Enable smart sense to max under Advanced tab in Synaptics Touchpad control panel settings.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04648748RegardsVisruth

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I cannot find how to disable the touchpad.  I've read the other threads and my issue is I have no synaptics tab under the mouse/device control panel.  I had an old hp laptop where I could disable it there and in lower right corner. This is frustrating to not have an option. 

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I have a Sony Viao VGN-SZ61WN/C. I couldn't stand Vista, especially Windows Mail, so i have "downgraded" to XP Home. All that is fine and I have all the relevant drivers-- I think! BUT, when I was using Vista, I was able to use an external mouse and disable the touchpad. Now however, I can't find any way of disabling it, resulting in text jumping all over the place whenever I accidentally brush it. I have asked Sony tech support and they have no answer. There is no button on the keyboard.
I have been into Device Manager and tried just uninstalling each of the pointing devices shown there in turn, to no avail.
2 devices are shown:
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
HID-compliant Mouse

If I uninstall the driver of the PS/2 Compatible mouse, the external mouse stops working.
If I uninstall the HID-compatible mouse, the same thing happens—the external mouse stops working. There is nothing there about a touchpad.
Problem is, this Viao had a link in Vista to Sony for configuring it. It is no longer there in XP.
Is there ANYTHING I can do, as I hate touchpads and want to use a mouse but this is driving me crazy, even if I am REALLY careful!
Help please—nice techy people!
 

Answer:Solved: Can't disable touchpad!

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Hi,I would like to disable the touchpad of my E560 - not permantly but regularly. Is there another possibility to disable the touchpad directly than going into the control panel. In the features of the touchpad I have no option like "Show UltraNav icon on the system tray"?Thanks

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