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turn off touchpad mouse?

  1. #1


    davey1108 Guest

    turn off touchpad mouse?

    Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply reads
    me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    it's annoying.

    Thanks.

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  3. #2


    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:

    >Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply reads
    >me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    >it's annoying.
    >
    >Thanks.
    Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.

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  4. #3


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    On 9/21/09, the entity +Bob+ wrote this:

    > On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    > <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:

    >> Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply reads
    >> me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    >> it's annoying.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    > Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    > the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    > disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.
    Also there are sensitivity settings. Maybe the OP could keep the thing
    on and make it less sensitive so it only acts when he wants it to.

    ISTR that some touchpads even have a setting that helps them ignore
    accidental touches. That might just be another name for sensitivity,
    though.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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  5. #4


    davey1108 Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    I don't think the touchpad is showing up. There are 2 mice:

    1 shows up on the PS/2 mouse port...is that it?

    "+Bob+" wrote:

    > On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    > <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    > >Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply reads
    > >me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    > >it's annoying.
    > >
    > >Thanks.
    >
    > Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    > the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    > disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.
    >

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  6. #5


    Opinicus Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:

    > Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply reads
    > me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type-
    > it's annoying.
    Check your machine's manual to see if there's a way of doing this. My
    laptop doesn't allow this and the mousepad was driving me crazy. I
    solved the problem with a wireless USB mouse. When the receiver is is
    inserted in a USB port, the touchpad mouse is automatically turned
    off.

    (This exercise also convinced me that I'm better off without mousepads
    altogether.)

    None of this has anything to do specifically with Vista by the way...

    --
    Bob
    http://www.kanyak.com

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  7. #6


    Tae Song Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    "davey1108" <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:F8CEE8AC-2A66-4569-BA49-F51F6661BC2D@newsgroup

    > I don't think the touchpad is showing up. There are 2 mice:
    >
    > 1 shows up on the PS/2 mouse port...is that it?
    >
    > "+Bob+" wrote:
    >

    >> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    >> <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:
    >>

    >> >Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply
    >> >reads
    >> >me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I
    >> >type -
    >> >it's annoying.
    >> >
    >> >Thanks.
    >>
    >> Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    >> the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    >> disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.
    >>
    Yes that should be the one.


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  8. #7


    Tae Song Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    "Opinicus" <gezgin@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:rvigb5l1vckugnsru1aqnfmsb236tc3j2j@newsgroup

    > On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    > <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    >> Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply
    >> reads
    >> me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    >> it's annoying.
    >
    > Check your machine's manual to see if there's a way of doing this. My
    > laptop doesn't allow this and the mousepad was driving me crazy. I
    > solved the problem with a wireless USB mouse. When the receiver is is
    > inserted in a USB port, the touchpad mouse is automatically turned
    > off.
    >
    > (This exercise also convinced me that I'm better off without mousepads
    > altogether.)
    >
    > None of this has anything to do specifically with Vista by the way...
    >
    > --
    > Bob
    > http://www.kanyak.com

    I think it's called a touchpad.

    Mouse pad is what people used to roll their mouse on top of when they used
    mouse with the ball, for better traction.
    Or textured for optical.

    You need to have Synaptic driver/software installed to change the
    sensitivity.

    If you don't have it installed, then disabling the touchpad probably works
    best.


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  9. #8


    LVTravel Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?



    "davey1108" <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:128DE76C-1180-4700-A4A9-34549C03BC10@newsgroup

    > Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply
    > reads
    > me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I type -
    > it's annoying.
    >
    > Thanks.
    Remembering that if you turn off the onboard mouse you will absolutely need
    a functional external mouse to control Windows and your programs, three ways
    to fix the issue.

    1. Look on the top edge of the touchpad for a little switch. My two HP
    laptops have a button there (with a light inside it, blue it is on and amber
    it is off) to press to turn off the touchpad.

    2. Some touchpad drivers have a setting to automatically turn off the
    touchpad when an external mouse is plugged in. You need to check to see if
    that is available. Control Panel, Mouse, and look through the various tabs
    to see if you see a checkbox that turns on this feature.

    3. On my laptop that doesn't have the switch on the touchpad, I have
    disabled it in the device manager. Control Panel, Mouse, in Mouse
    Properties hardware tab, Properties, driver, disable and OK out. Reverse
    process to turn back on if needed (using the external mouse.)



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  10. #9


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    On 9/21/09, the entity Gene E. Bloch wrote this:

    > On 9/21/09, the entity +Bob+ wrote this:

    >> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    >> <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:

    >>> Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply
    >>> reads me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I
    >>> type - it's annoying.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >> Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    >> the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    >> disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.

    > Also there are sensitivity settings. Maybe the OP could keep the thing on and
    > make it less sensitive so it only acts when he wants it to.

    > ISTR that some touchpads even have a setting that helps them ignore
    > accidental touches. That might just be another name for sensitivity, though.
    I forgot to mention that many of today's laptops have a switch (usually
    at the top edge of the touchpad) to turn the touchpad off.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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  11. #10


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: turn off touchpad mouse?

    On 9/22/09, the entity Gene E. Bloch wrote this:

    > On 9/21/09, the entity Gene E. Bloch wrote this:

    >> On 9/21/09, the entity +Bob+ wrote this:

    >>> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:34:01 -0700, davey1108
    >>> <davey1108@newsgroup> wrote:

    >>>> Can anyone help me turn it off? Or, at least the function that simply
    >>>> reads me tapping it accidentally as a request to move the mouse? When I
    >>>> type - it's annoying.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks.

    >>> Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse. You may need to poke around in
    >>> the settings if you have two mice, but there should be an option to
    >>> disable the touchpad. Specifics vary by manufacturer.

    >> Also there are sensitivity settings. Maybe the OP could keep the thing on
    >> and make it less sensitive so it only acts when he wants it to.

    >> ISTR that some touchpads even have a setting that helps them ignore
    >> accidental touches. That might just be another name for sensitivity,
    >> though.

    > I forgot to mention that many of today's laptops have a switch (usually at
    > the top edge of the touchpad) to turn the touchpad off.
    OTOH, LVTravel beat me to the punch by 9 hours or so...So I didn't need
    to post the above.

    OK - no snide remarks about not needing to post this, please :-)

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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