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November 28th, 2004, 07:17 PM #14,863Registered User
Turn off touchpad when Mouse Plugged In
How can I turn off the touchpad on my laptop when I plug in a USB mouse? I can't even disable it through the device manager... the "disable" button isn't selectable. The only way I was able to turn it off was throught the BIOS, but this does me no good when I don't have a mouse in (on the road).
Is there an app to do this?
I've googled but to no avail.
November 28th, 2004, 09:19 PM #2
Have you looked in the control pannel?
I know in OS X its right there in the mouse settings...Mike
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November 28th, 2004, 09:23 PM #3
The two laptops I have both have buttons on the actual laptop to turn off the touchpad. They're both located near the touchpad... maybe older laptops or different models are different though.Kirupa Nintendo Cult Member 26
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November 28th, 2004, 09:37 PM #4
best to contact the manufacturer. Mine has a button for it. What kind is yours anyway?
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November 28th, 2004, 11:16 PM #5
I know there's no way to do it on my Dell laptop.Formerly GWing_02
November 29th, 2004, 12:20 AM #64,863Registered User
I got mine from IBuyPower.com so it's not really a brand.
Mdipi - Yeah, I found the settings for it, but no way to turn it off. The settings for the USB mouse have a "Disable" button, but the button isn't available for the touch pad.
Hifi - Unless I'm missing something obvious, I don't think there is a physical button to turn it off
3d - I think I may have to call them tomorrow
GWing - I think I saw something when I was googling about a way to do it on a Dell model. There are some new drivers or something that will allow it, not sure though, I wasn't paying too much attention because it was Dell laptop specific
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