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Q: Disable keyboard touch pad when remote pointing device is active

I installed a microsoft wireless mobil mouse 4000, I needto disable the touchpad as my hand drags across the pad and interferes with my typing

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Hi,

Check with System maker's support, on-line documentation, and/or forums as there probably are
Hotkeys that enable and disable the touchpad functions.

Settings for TouchPad are in Control Panel - Mouse (there might be several tabs with TouchPad entries)
and some have a utility that loads in Notification Area near clock on lower right.

You can also use TouchFreeze :

TouchFreeze - Free (donations accepted)
http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/

Problem with cursor jumping around while typing on laptops with touchpad and Windows 7
http://www.mywindowsclub.com/resources/4845-cursor-jumping-laptops-with-touchpad.aspx

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From MVP Ronnie Vernon :

The following Keyboard shortcuts have been known to disable the touchpad on various systems. Press and hold the Fn key and then press either F4, F6, F7, F9, or F12 to disable the Touchpad.

Read the manual for your system specific instructions or contact the laptop manufacturers support.

 

Here are links for some of the more popular brands of laptops.

 

How to Disable Touchpad - HP Support Forum

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware/How-to-Disable-Touchpad/m-p/219314

 

Sony Forum - Keyboard / Touchpad / Mouse:
https://forum.sel.sony.com/viewforum.php?f=60

 

Disabling or Enabling the Touchpad Using the Hot Key | Dell: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&docid=424135&doclang=en&l=en&s=gen&cs

 

On most Acer notebooks, to disable or enable the touchpad press and hold the Fn key down and press the F6 or F7 key. If you are still experiencing a problem, please contact Acer support for further assistance.

 

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Hope this helps and Happy Holidays! 


Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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