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shill791
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Disable touchpad

I'm trying to disable the touchpad on an Elitebook 8530w.  I expected to find Synaptics Touchpad driver in control panel, but it was not there.  I installed it, thinking I could then disable it, but there is no option for disable.  There is an option for uninstall.  I choose that option, it says it needs to reboot, and when it Windows comes back up the driver is still there.  Any ideas?

 

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nascar4u
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Re: Disable touchpad


shill791 wrote:

I'm trying to disable the touchpad on an Elitebook 8530w.  I expected to find Synaptics Touchpad driver in control panel, but it was not there.  I installed it, thinking I could then disable it, but there is no option for disable.  There is an option for uninstall.  I choose that option, it says it needs to reboot, and when it Windows comes back up the driver is still there.  Any ideas?

 

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there is a button on the touchpad you use to turn it on and off

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shill791
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Re: Disable touchpad

On the 8530w?  Are you sure?

 

There are three buttons on the touchpad, and none of them disable the touchpad. 

While searching online, I ran across several reviews that said the one thing this laptop lacks is a button to disable the touchpad as there is in earlier models.

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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Disable touchpad

Hi,

Go to:

 

Control Panel -> Mouse -> Device settings

 

Choose there Your touchpad and in a little lower of this window You will be able to click on switch off option.

 

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