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Thread: Turn off touchpad when Mouse Plugged In

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    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.

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    Have you looked in the control pannel?

    I know in OS X its right there in the mouse settings...
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    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.

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    best to contact the manufacturer. Mine has a button for it. What kind is yours anyway?

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    I know there's no way to do it on my Dell laptop.
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    I got mine from 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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