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How do I disable the touchpad when using a mouse

Question: How do I disable the touchpad when using a mouse

I have a Dell Vostro with Windows 7
This is very frustrating!!!
HELP.

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Answer: How do I disable the touchpad when using a mouse

Hi,
The enabling and disabling options for touchpad might differ in laptops. Hence, please provide the model number of the Vostro so that I can assist you better.
Meanwhile, follow the steps below to disable the touchpad:

Click Start.
In the Search box type main.cpl, click main.cpl in the list of programs. In Windows XP click Run, type main.cpl in the box next to Open, click OK.
Click the Dell Touchpad tab.
Click on the picture of the touchpad.
Click Device Select.
Click to check the box to the left of Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present to disable the touchpad. Uncheck the box to enable the touchpad.
Click Apply and click OK.

Please reply.
Thanks and RegardsPriyanka S#iworkfordell

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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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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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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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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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so i have done mad research on all the options and none work for me... First i tried the device manager or mouse options. There is no ELAN on my mouse option. and i cant disable anything in device manager... Next i tired the BIOS method and there is no options for my mouse or devices in my advance settings tab... Next i updated all my asus drivers and it  says everything is up to date and still nothing... Please help..  My laptop is the G72GX Series

Answer:Cant disable asus touchpad mouse.. HELP plz

Your question is unclear...are you wanting to use an external mouse >? ?If so your manual states how to disable the touchpad and do so...

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I always use an external mouse instead of using the annoying touchpad on my z510. I know there is a function key, Fn + F6 to disable the touchpad, however, it gets reenabled everytime i restart the pc. it is possible to permanently disable it until i reanble with Fn + F6? I really want to disable it because the touchpad is poorly designed and everytime i am typing, my palm/thumb hits it accidently

Answer:Disable mouse touchpad z510

hi tcabin01,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you share what Os and what model of touchpad you are using?
To check the touchpad go to Control Panel / Hardware and Sound / Mouse
Last TAB to the right is a hardware or touchpad software settings you can check if it is Synaptics or ELAN
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
 





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As the subject says, I need to be able to disable to the touch pad when another mouse is connected. Currently I am running a stock Sony VAIO VGN-TXN17P with the latest install of XP Pro. I checked under the Control Panel, Mouse Devices (or whatever its called) and I can't seem to disable my VAIO's touchpad while my Bluetooth Mouse is connected. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Nick

Answer:Disable Touchpad while another mouse is attached.

Anything in BIOS?

My DV6000Z has a touchpad on/off button right on it.

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Hi,

I recently used a projector that plugged into my computer. Once I got the projector to work, my touchpad mouse on my laptop stoppd working, but I didn't think anything of it and just plugged in a wireless mouse with USB and my mouse worked again.

Now, I can't figure out how to get my touchpad working again, so I am thinking it is just a simple enable/disable option.

Help?

Thanks.

Answer:How to enable/disable touchpad mouse?

manufacturer of the laptop please?

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Salve, c'č un modo per disabilitare il touchpad nel mio envy 17 quando il mause č inserito? Non ho opzioni nelle proprietā del mouseHi, there is a way to disable the touchpad in my envy 17 when mouse is plugged in? I haven't any otion in the mouse settings  

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Hello I have a Dell Laptop, with a Intel Pentium processor, and Windows Xp. For some strange reason sometimes when I start my computer or when I am surfing the net the pointer icon will just start scrolling on it's own, and move all the way to one side of the screen. I have to reboot the computer to get it to stop. I always use a mouse. I think this has to do with the touchpad. I think it might be busted so I want to disable it. Unfortunetly all the places I have looked online says to go into control panel to mouse and disable it but touchpad is not under mouse in my control panel. I tried looking at everything keyboard, sound and audio devices, etc, I went to the device manager and I could not find anything that said touchpad under any category. I know the touchpad is still on because i can move the cursor around by touching it even with the mouse plugged in. I also tried the Function F3 trick but it did nothing.
 

Answer:Can't disable touchpad, not listed under mouse.

Please post exact model of the Dell laptop you own.
 

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New to this Chromebook thing but had to play with one.  Love it for what it is and the cost. Still trying to get it comfy with my normal way of doing things. That said, I use a mouse...A LOT. Touchpad and touch screens are nice for quick use but for long use mouse is my friend. Now normally I set my portable computers to auto disable the touchpad when an external pointing device is present. Prevents what I hate most, a jumpy cursor that moved because as I typed I brushed the touchpad, mouse never does that. How do I do this in Chrome? Has to be a way.  Do not tell me I have to actually unplug the ribbon connector to motherboard, not a great solution. Give a clue please. As a aside, this all I could find on it that kinda works- but not automatic detect like I am used too. https://www.starryhope.com/chromebooks/tutorials/disable-touchpad-chromebook/ Works but again there has to be a better way? 

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Older synaptics touchpads used to have this great feature.  Whenever you connected an external mouse, you could set it to automatically disable the touchpad until you disconnect the mouse.This was done in the touchpad device settings via a simple checkbox. How come this feature is not available on the Y580 touchpad drivers? The touchpad has so many other cool and useful feature, it kind of dissapointed me that they left out the one I appreciate the most. Is there any optional drivers that would enable this feature and retain all the other functions?

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I have a Flex 2-15 20405, running Windows 10 Home, Version 1709, OS Build 16299.192. S/N WB15631486. It's runnng version 19.0.9.5 of the Synaptics pointing driver. the touchpad shows up as "Synaptics Clickpad v8.1 on PS/2 port" in Control Panel. Up until a major Windows update on 12/9/2017 the touchpad was disabled whenever a USB mouse was connected. If I disconnect the mouse, the touchpad becomes enabled. But that no longer works. The touchpad is always enabled. Now there are all kinds of helpful people on Google who have suggested an easy fixed. You just go to the Mouse Control Panel and there is supposed to be a checkbox that you can set to obtain the behavior I am after. Well, that checkbox does not exist anymore. Another option that was suggested was to add a registry entry called DisableIntPDFeature at set the value to 33. I tried that. No go. The feature does work on my wife's laptop. Different hardware (hers is HP.) One thing I notice is that Control Panel on her laptop the touchpad is identified as Synaptics Touchpad v7.5 on PS/2 port (i.e., "Touchpad" instead of "Clickpad", and a different version number. And my wife's laptop does have that magic checkbox. Plus a few extra buttons that I don't have (I only have a "Settings" button which does not provide any useful settings.) So, I am stumped. Does anyone have any more ideas other than the ones others have already suggested? Bob MarshallCool, [email protected]

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I want to disable the touchpad when using a cordless USB mouse. Can anybody tell me how to do this please?

Answer:Satellite Pro M70: disable the touchpad when using a cordless USB mouse

Hi,

open control panel -> mouse. There should be an option to deactivate the touchpad.

Bye

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I use an external USB mouse most of the time. I must disable the touchpad via control panel each time I start or restart the laptop. I want to disable the touchpad except when I wish to reactivate it for temporary use without the external mouse. The system is a new HP Pavilion dv6 with Windows 7. The touchpad is a Synaptics TouchPad V8.1.

Answer:[SOLVED] Disable touchpad w/ external mouse

Usually there is a touchpad icon in the lower right corner of the Taskbar. You might find a setting there to disable the touchpad. Some laptops have an on/off button just above the touchpad, but you can accidentally turn it on.

You could also disable the touchpad in Hardware Manager. This is a more "permanent" solution, because you would have to go back into Hardware Manager in order to re-enable it.

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I have searched high and low for this option but can't find it. Surely there is a setting somewhere for this. My current touchpad driver version is Synaptics 17.0.8.7 dated 29/08/2013. Can't find a newer version. This is quite and issue for me as I swicth between the two quite often (mouse/touchpad) ThanksSteve

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Answer:Lenova G505 - How do you disable the touchpad to use a USB mouse?

hi lionelvaughn,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
To disable the Touchpad, simply press Fn+F6 to stop the built-in Touchpad and use a USB mouse.
 
Alternatively, if you have a Synaptics/ELAN Touchpad, check if you have a "Disable when external USB mouse plug-in" setting under Mouse Properties.
 
  - Link to picture (ELAN)
  - Link to picture (Synaptics)
 
If the "Disable when external USB mouse plug-in" setting is not present, check this article on how to enable it.
 
 
Regards

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No option to disable your Synaptics Touchpad when you plugin a USB mouse? The function is there but is disabled in the registry. Click the link and scroll down to message #9. Make the change, reboot and the auto disable works immediately if you have a USB mouse plugged in. Making the change in HKLM didn't work for me but HKCU did the trick. Navigate to the Synaptics settings page and the option to disable is now there. No credit due here, just passing it on to help others.

NP8662 - Auto-deactivate touchpad (scroll down to message #9)

Answer:Synaptics Touchpad - Auto disable with USB mouse

Thanks I never knew that.

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man this touchpad is so **bleep** annoying. horribly designed. I am very disspointed in Synaptics! Is there a reg hack to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? I hate the pointer moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. I know that Synaptics offers a reg hack to do this, but I dont know if it is supported for the yoga version, I have seen it offered on the thinkpads..

Answer:disable touchpad over mouse button areas

I don't think you can. However, you can alter the sensitivity of the trackpad. Control Panal > Mouse > Hardware > Properties > Sensitivity. Also, Edge Swipe might be an annoying feature you might want to turn off.

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i have the latest lenovo driver installed and the checkbox "disable internal pointing device when external usb pointing device is attached" is checked (as seen below). still it won't disable, and the touchpad is driving me nuts.



any thoughts?

Answer:Touchpad wont disable when using external (usb) mouse

First thought: check the Asus website and see if there is an updated Synaptics driver.

Second thought: go to Device Manager and uninstall the touchpad, including the driver (if asked). Restart and then re-install the driver, then see if the setting will stick.

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I've got a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, running Windows Professional XP. I recently upgraded to a larger hard drive and while that all went fine, I'm now noticing problems with my mouse cursor seemingly randomly jumping to different places on the screen - especially when typing.

What I get from researching this problem, is that the touchpad is the common culprit. Since this laptop has the built-in keyboard pointer mouse, which I use in favor of the touchpad, disabling the touchpad won't be a huge hardship. It seems improbable, but I'm unclear on how to disable my touchpad. I know you must do that through the Control Panel, but nothing about the Mouse icon or the Device Manager seems to tell me enough on how to disable just the touchpad, since it seems like the mouse cursor and the touchpad are "integrated" - but I could be wrong. Suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Hopping Mouse Cursor - Disable Touchpad - How?

Dell (and most laptops makers) has an app that controls the touchpad and other laptop specific features. So if you installed the app, there will a shortcut in the Start menu, and an icon in Control Panel in the lower right corner by the clock.
 

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hi!  i'm not able to disable them with ultranav on windows 8.  problem is they're so close to the keyboard that i click them by accident when i'm typing.  thanks!

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The trackpad/touchpad works fine when it's set to always be on, but it is a terrible bit of technology so I don't want that. I want it on only when I'm not using a mouse...as a last resort if I just need to check something real quick. So I want the touchpad to only be active when no mouse is attached.
The XPS13 L322X ultrabook (and almost every other computer) is supposed to have this option available.  It exists as an option in the Mouse Properties.  Just click the picture of the mouse and you can see it there to "disable touchpad when USB mouse is detected".  So I selected it, but it doesn't work.  It just disables the touchpad completely...that is, when this option is checked the touchpad is disabled whether a mouse is attached or not.  When it is unchecked the touchpad works normally, but is always on.
Of course I updated the drivers for the touchpad (AND everything else) and made sure ALL my Windows 7 updates were up to date.  Changed nothing.  I looked in my device manager and saw two other HID-compliant mouse items when my USB was NOT attached, the option was ON, and the touchpad NOT working.  I don't know what those devices are supposed to be, but maybe they were casuing a false positive in USB mouse detection.  After disabling them, the computer still couldn't detect that there was no mouse attached and so should activate the trackpad.  Disabling them prevents the trackpad from workin... Read more

Answer:XPS13 Disable touchpad when mouse is attached NOT WORKING

Did you ever find a solution for this? I'm experiencing this on my XPS15.

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HI
Anyone any idea how to get the " Auto Disable Synaptics Touchpad when USB Mouse is connected" feature active again.  I found an old entry in a forum that referenced changing a setting in Registry to Hex 33 and implied that this would make the OPTION become visible in the Mouse settings in Control Panel.  But  it appeared to simply disable the touchpad ALL the time.So I assume Synaptics have changed things since this 'fix' was posted in 2009 I think. .
I have W7  XPS,  and Driver version 15.3.22.0 for Synaptics Touchpad.  Cheers
K.

Answer:Auto Disable Synaptics Touchpad when USB Mouse is connected

SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED!!!

All - I've read through this and many forums and have found no solution. I figured it out on my own, so I am happy to share with you!
This solution applies to those who do not have a touchpad disable button on an F key at the top of your keyboard and have the Synaptics driver that does not show the option to disable the touchpad when the external device is present. This also applies to those where the registry key update does not work (as it did not for me).
Here's the solution.

1. Go to the Dell website and get the latest driver for your touchpad. Install it.
2. Once installed, go to c:\program files\synaptics\syntp in your windows explorer.
3. Open the program called DellTpad.exe (there is also one called DellTouchpad.exe -- don't use this one)

4. Once open, click Device Settings.

5. And voila, the old checkbox is there at the bottom! Just click to make this active and it works like a charm.

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Hello, I am currently using a Thinkpad T430s and I was wondering if there is a way for me to disable the touchpad when the mouse is on. I do know how to manually turn off the touchpad but I want to find an option where if I plug in a mouse, the computer would automatically disable the touchpad. Also another question I have is, is there a way to increase the speed of the touchpad? I am currently at my max speed for my touchpad's sensitivity from the Control Panel -> Mouse Settings. Is there somewhere in the UltraNav where I can increase the speed even furtther?

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Hello, how to disable ALPS touchpad, when mouse is present on Widnows 10 x64? There is no choice how to do... https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=97A99A5CEA917C8E!4933&authkey=!ABGpCymwKNFlc54&v=3&ithint=phot... Ies, I have the latest driver from Lenovo website. PS: sorry, but after move from 8 yeas old Synaptics touchpad I think that ALPS is the worst touchpad manufacturer and driver too...

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I am trying to find a way that the touch pad and trackpoint will disable when I connect an external mouse.  Other computers I've used have a setting for this, but I can not find one the Carbon X1. I don't want to disable them permanently (or at least not both of them) for those few times I'm not using an external mouse. My preference would be to disable one permanently, and the other only when an external mouse is present. Thanks 

Answer:Disable touchpad and trackpoint with external mouse on Carbon X1

Hi, mkmchughIf there is such an option available, it would be with the mouse settings. Do you see anything related to disabling them with a USB mouse connected when you go to Mouse under Control panel and go to I believe is the Thinkpad tab?

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Is there a way to turn the mouse pad on and off on a labtop??

Answer:Disable & reenable Dell laptop Mouse touchpad

I'm fairly sure that you cannot easily switch off the mouse pad on the C610 - that's the one with the silly little joystick as well I seem to recall. Most modern laptops have either a dedicated switch or use an Fn key combination, but yours probably doesn't, so the only possible way is to temporarily disable it in Device Manager, but it's not really the best way."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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ideally, i would like for any mouseclicks and menu opening commands made within X microseconds of a keystroke to be discarded, with the user setting the value of X.

for the record, i'm working on a laptop (2730p) which has mousebuttons and menu buttons quite close to the typing keys, and i have on occassion overwritten entire paragraphs and somehow even issued a close program command while furiously typing. needless to say, i would like a fix for this.

Answer:How does one disable touchpad and mouse + menu buttons when typing?

Hi, You can refer to the link which might help you:-http://www.ehow.com/how_7256993_disable-touchpad-hp-notebook.htmlAlso you can look into the manufacture's website for any key combination to enable/disable the touchpad.Thanks and Regards Deepa_R *moderator edit: removed shortened link and replaced it with full link - Queen-Evie*

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Is there a way to make the computer disable the touchpad when an external mouse is connected? I have been able to do so in the Synaptics settings on my previous computers, but on this one I don't have the option, even though I have downloaded the latest drivers. I can shut it off with Fn + F6 but it turns on automatically after a while and it's very annoying.

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Hello, i searched this forum and the whole web,but i cant find a solution.Simple think i want is to automatic diable/enable touchpad, when i connect/disconnect usb mouse, or a simple shortcut to enable/disable touchpad.this Notebook cost me a lot of money and this simple basic operation isnt there?(have it with win 7 64bit, all drivers uptodate)





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Answer:Thinkpad T540p how to disable touchpad -mouse plugged or shortcut

Apply this registry fix.
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh]
"DisableIntPDFeature"=dword:00000033
 

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I have two Lenovo laptops.As many people have noted, the touchpad can cause unwanted behaviors when simply typing. This often causes the pointer/focus to jump to another point while typing.Ideally there is a simple way to toggle the touchpad on and off depending on whether an external mouse is attached (I am sure it is far too much too expect that Lenovo has a mechanism to automatically detect this condition and make the adjustment!)The "help" solutions I have seen include: 1) pressing fn+f8 (does not bring up the screen indicated, and indee the key on my two laptops indicates a different function for the f8 key)2) Through control panel, go to mouse and open the UltraNav tab and click a box to disable. However neither of my laptops have an UltraNav tab there. Instead there is a tab labeled "Thinkpad" which on my 11e provides NO "disable" option and on my E440 allows you to set various combinations of touchpad and touchpoint options, NONE of which include disabling both.3) Through control panel / Devices, disable the touchpad. There is no "disable" option available there.4) Toggling the touchpad on and off by shutting down, interrupting the boot process to enter Bios settings and turning off the touchpad. A solution that requires a user to contstantly change bios settings is so unweildy and riduculous that no further comment is neccessary. (I am running Windows 7 pro... the native OS on both laptops and any "solution" that involves Windows 8 or 10 is not an acceptabl... Read more

Answer:Disable touchpad on Thinkpad 11e and Edge440 which do not have Ultranav tab in mouse settings

Solution!!!(At least for the 11e!) (Like many people, the touchpad is only of any use to me in an emergency situation. I normally use an external mouse. Negative side-effects of the touchpad make it imperative to disable it under normal operations.) From total frustration, I tried uninstalling the touchpad drivers. Well, on the next reboot, the system automatically reloaded the drivers. !!! Then I swallowed hard and decided to disable the touchpad through BIOS as suggested by a Lenovo tech in a reply to another user. Ultimately I reached a resolution, which is not perfect, but so much better than the lack of configurability provided by Lenovo. This worked for me. No guarantees for you. Step one: Go to http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds027949 and download the outdated version of the synaptic driver/application. The name of the file is 0dtp02ww.exe it is version 15.2.7.0 and it is dated 3/16/2012. Step two: Remove the Synaptics *APPLICATION* (not through "Device Manager") through control panel- applications. Step three: Run the file downloaded in step one. Step four: Open Control-Panel. There are several ways to get to the mouse configuration screen. One way is to just type "mouse" in the search box at upper right.. Under the options returned as "Mouse" click on "Change mouse settings". You will see that the "ThinkPad" tab has been replaced by one with the red and white Synaptics logo labeled "Device Settings". That ta... Read more

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Am I missing something? I just succesfully implemented the Disable Touchpad When Mouse Is Connected by modifying the REGISTRY? I had to create the following entry.[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh]
"DisableIntPDFeature"=dword:00000033Why should we have to make a registy entry to make this valuable checkbox available. I figure I am Missing something or there is some reason Lenovo has disabled this feature (like some type of system conflict).

Answer:Disable touchpad when USB Mouse connected - requires Registry Change?

This option's always been missing. Don't know why.I've also heard that it doesn't re-enable the touchpad when you unplug the mouse.

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Hi. I'm having a problem: Every time I try to click the "buttons" which is in X240 part of touchpad area I accidentially move the cursor. Can I somehow disable the button area?

Answer:how to disable the mouse movement when clicking the "buttons" on the lower edge of touchpad

Hi Pekkman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Touchpad on ThinkPad X240.
 
To resolve the issue please check if you have installed touchpad driver for your system.
 
To change the Edge motion setting please go to Control panel ? Mouse option ? Go to UltraNav tab ? Go to Touchpad setting ? Expand Pointing ? Expand Edge Motion, and configure the settings as per the requirement.
 
Please click here to view the setting on touchpad.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I grabbed the 5/2011 drivers for UltraNav from the Lenovo site and it appears that an option 'to disable the integrated pointing devices when an external pointing device is present' does not exist, or at the very least I can't easily find it.  Please please please please tell me I'm simply being dense and this behavior is very easy to enable. Seriously, the 5-year old Dell drivers I had with my old machine did that, and this is driving me BONKERS. Alternatively, if what I'm doing here is feature-requesting, I'd be like 50% there if I could Fn+F8 and have an option to kill both the touchpad and the trackpoint - alas, I can disable 1 or the other BUT NOT BOTH WITH THAT OPTION.  Can I really not disable both? Lenovo W520, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

Answer:Option to disable UltraNav (touchpad + trackpoint) when external mouse is connected

I've never seen such a feature with the UltraNav drivers. You could just max out the PalmCheck and then set it to touchpad only.

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New ThinkPad T440p and the first issue I encountered is there is no option to disable the touchpad when an external mouse is detected. I don't want to do it via the bios or some other hack as I use the touchpad when it is not convenient to use an external mouse. So it should be able to do the switching as needed, this is a simple feature that other manufacturers have had for years and years.  I already upgrade the UltraNav Driver to the latest v18.0.7.57 and that didn?t present a solution. I am running Windows 7 SP1 - 64bit.













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Answer:Thinkpad T440P no option to disable touchpad when external mouse is connected

It's technically part of the driver, so try the registry edit here if you can't find the option in UltraNav settings:http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-turn-off-touchpad-when-mouse-is-connected-in-windows-78-1/

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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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Or check this suggestion .
 
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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
Cheers!
 





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Not really sure what genre this problem should be on. However i have recently purchased a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li2727 notebook. Working fine when i got it but i decided to use a usb mouse instead of touchpad now the touchpad has stopped working entirely even when usb mouse id plugged out. i really want to resolve the problem. i have already gone onto control panal, mouse but the touchpad does not come up as a device. Any help appriciated thanks.

Answer:Touchpad not working, usb mouse does, touchpad never works even w/o usb mouse

Hello Tristan,

Welcome to the forums.

Been a while since I had a laptop, but I seem to remember there being a setting on what to do with the touchpad when the mouse is plugged in. Unfortunately I don't remember where and have no way of finding it.

Have you tried rebooting with the mouse unplugged?

Sorry I can't be of more help. The manual for the laptop ought to have that info in it somewhere.

Gary

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Hi guys,

New here, so I hope I'm not out of line asking for help, and that I'm asking correctly. I've exhausted my own ideas on this but the problem is driving me IN.SANE.

THE ISSUE:
When using an external (USB) mouse with my ASUS Win7 laptop, the mouse randomly lifts up and re-clicks while clicking or while dragging (despite the button remaining consistently depressed), resulting in selection of the wrong objects, inadvertent double-clicks, and incorrect dragging. From what I can tell, this affects only the left click and not the right.

WHAT I'VE TRIED:
Laptop touchpad - no problem. Everything works fine with the built-in touchpad.
Another mouse - same problem. These are wired mice, so it's not a battery or connection issue.
Another USB port - same problem in all four. There's no visible issue with the motion of the mouse/cursor, so it seems to be communicating OK via USB.
Safe Mode - no problem, from what I can tell. The wired USB mouse seems to click and drag as normal in Safe Mode.
Mouse Settings - no effect. Adjusting the click/double-click/drag settings doesn't seem to change anything.
System Resources - no effect. Clicking/dragging seems to show the same results in the RAM/CPU monitors whether I'm having the problem (with the mouse) or performing the same actions without the problem (with the trackpad).

WHAT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT:
What haven't I ruled out? What else could be causing the issue?

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Answer:Mouse problem: Any external mouse. Touchpad OK. Mouse OK in Safe Mode.

Hey mate, and welcome,

Possible problem:
1. Mouse itself is bad. Either the button itself or internally
2. Driver is not at its best

Try:
Going to the mouse manufacture website to download the most recent driver for your Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit. If it doesn't work, try without any driver (so that windows driver takes over).

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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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Hi, My touchpad is touchy.  I will be typing something and all of a sudden the cursor will jump because the touchpad was still active.  Cannot find any setting anywhere which disables the keyboard while typing.  Also cannot find a feature that disables the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in. Any help appreciated Josh

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 touch pad disable when typing + disable with usb mouse feature missing

Hi jd31,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
You could consider disabling the synaptics pointing device in Device manager while you have attached the USB mouse.                
 
Please let us know, whether the above step helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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Dear all,
Since yesterday, the built-in TouchPad mouse does not react anymore. In properties it says "the device is working properly", but it doesn't...
I am now using an external mouse.
How can I restore the TouchPad mouse? When I open the control panel, I get the possibility to uninstall the Synaptics driver. Should I?
Thanks for your help!

Heleen

Answer:TouchPad mouse does not react - Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

Hi

What notebook model do you have??
Please post this info always!!!

Regarding your issue;
Firstly you should try to remove the old touchpad driver and after you have downloaded the newest version of touchpad driver from the Toshiba European driver page try to reinstall it!

Should works?

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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
 
A couple of additional points. I ran the Hirens Boot CD which is similar to the Ultimate Boot CD. I then booted into the Mini Windows XP and the same erratic mouse behavior occured so this is clearly not an operating system issue. Also when I wiped and reloaded Windows I used the HP Recovery partition and ran thei... Read more

Answer:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
 
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?
 
Louis

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I try to install latest Windows 10 on my Lenovo G40-30.But I stuck on screen selecting language, time, keybord. Either touchpad mouse or usb mouse (all three ports) does not work (no cursor etc). I also can't press Next button because keyboard does not work too. Please give advice. Thanks.













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Answer:G40-30 mouse touchpad and mouse usb does not work when installing latest Windows 10

Hello NeokharkThanks for using the Lenovo forums.It looks like that the newest windows update has not yet been tested for your unit, as per the following post:
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503655
 
I would recommend that you revert back to the old windows version before the update, and wait for Lenovo to confirm if you can update to the latest update for your unit.
 
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Hi,It appears I somehow deactivated my touchpad or something along those lines as my mouse pointer/cursor has completely disappeared? It was working fine yesterday, and I think the only thing that might have triggered this is that I accidentally pressed some keys (unsure of which ones, so I don't even know how to reverse it). I've tried restarting, as well as looked through some of the mouse/touchpad settings to no avail. If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it (I'm currently relying on my fingers and the touchscreen which isn't as convenient)

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Hi,I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 running Windows 10. Recently my mouse cursor seems to have disappeared and the touchpad tab under mouse settings is also gone. I tried downloading the driver from the support page but nothing seems to have changed.Any help please?Sarah

Answer:No mouse cursor and no touchpad tab in mouse settings

First -  I'd suggest you run Diagnostic tool to check the hardware on the system by following steps below:
1. Power off system
2. Power on system, quickly tap the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click it.  After quick tests, click on Hard drive and then run Thorough Test Mode. Please report back any error code.

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My laptop uses a track point mouse, which is a red covred plastic thing in the middle of my keyboard on my laptop. I am using an IBM thinkpad 600x laptop. Anyways, my mouse on my laptop is broken. it goes all over my screen and i can't control it. it is spastic, and it does not move alot of times as well. And I have tried to disable it, but it did not work. Also, when I plug a regular mouse in, it works fine, unless the trackpoint is acting up. I want to disable the trackpoint mouse, but still use a regular mouse. Is that possible?
 

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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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How to disable the Touchpad on Dell Latitude E5510

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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....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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?
 

Answer:Touchpad won't disable

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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...!
 

Answer:How to disable Touchpad???

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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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??

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

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

Answer:How to disable touchpad

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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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did everything net said
under ???? ?????? -????? ???? ????- 
???? ??? ???? few HID 
 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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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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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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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...
 

Answer:Disable touchpad

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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