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Disabling touch pad on laptop?
    #2199976 - 12/24/03 06:21 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I bought a mouse for my girlfriends laptop because she hates the touch pad. She always hits it when typing and screws up whatever it is she is doing.

If I install the mouse, will the touch pad be automatically disabled? If not, how do I do it?


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2199981 - 12/24/03 06:23 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

A carefully placed bullet should do the trick.


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2201530 - 12/26/03 02:32 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

BIOS setup


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2202975 - 12/27/03 12:02 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

if you plug the mouse in, the touchpad should turn off on it's own. then when you un-plug the mouse it will come back on.


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #2209483 - 12/30/03 08:30 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

On the CD with software and drivers from the laptop I had a program that does that.


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2210266 - 12/30/03 05:55 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

if you are using windows XP go to control panel and in the mouse settings there should be a tab for the touch pad, some as was stated also have a setting in the bios


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2211452 - 12/31/03 11:09 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

And the winner is...

four20snakeman!  :laugh:

However, I learned just to let it work by itself, no additional software needed.  When I plugged the mouse it in, it worked, but still prompted me to install drivers, so I did.

I spent the next 3 hours trying to get the computer to boot, even in safe mode.  It would start to boot, get to desktop, and before I could do anything, it would restart again.  It had somehow managed to disable the keyboard.  Finally got it to reboot, removed installed mouse software, and has been smooth sailing ever since.  :cool:


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #2212017 - 12/31/03 04:11 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

that was probably the slowest,hardest way to do it :P

but i'm glad your starting the new year with the touch pad disabled


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: funkymonk]
    #2213560 - 01/01/04 06:36 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

i actually really like touch pad, i didnt even know i had it until bvout 3 weeks ago, even though i had my laptop for like a month b4


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Re: Disabling touch pad on laptop? [Re: DF2K]
    #2213639 - 01/01/04 07:19 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

wow..how could you not know you had a touch pad, there a fairly noticable feature
but yea once you get used to it, it's alot better than a mouse for webbrowsing and small things like that


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