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01-13-2012 11:29 AM
I am using windows 7 in 32-bit and I want to turn off tring Trackpad because I can't help hitting it by accident as i type. I alos prefer to use an external mouse anyway. Please help.
01-16-2012 08:38 PM
The best way is install the Synaptics Touchpad driver:
The Synaptics icon will then appear in the taskbar, and you can click on it to open up the Properties window. Go to the Device Settings tab, where you can either disable the "Synaptics Luxpad 7.5" altogether, or highlight it and click settings where you can double click on the "PalmCheck-Enhanced ACM" and adjust those properties to make it work for you better. You might find that just installing the driver alone will fix the problem of the touchpad accidentally being triggered -- it did for me.
Alternatively, you may be able to disable the default Mouse PS-2 driver in the device manager, but not sure if that might end up disabling the trackbutton as well (or instead).
Good luck... I have not been happy with this laptop overall, and am planning on returning it because the video connector is wobbly/intermittent and for some reason they didn't design it with the standard holes to thread the screws on a standard VGA connector into (!?!); I think my org also discontinued support for it because of numerous problems users experienced.