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RandomRamblings
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How to disable turning off the touchpad?

I just got this laptop and it is driving me bonkers.

 

I tap all over the touchpad, and I hit the area where you can turn off the touchpad about 1,000 times a day. No matter if I do what it says, I can't get it tap back on.

 

I have to hit the windows key on my KB.  Type mouse in the search bar.  Tab and then arrow key over to enable it again and it is driving me nuts! I use this for business as well as personal use.

 

I see you where you can disable the touchpad, I don't want that.  I want to disable the area of the touchpad where you tap it to turn it on and off.  This is a design flaw to me.

 

Thanks for any help that can be provided.

 

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Cyclops
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

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You can do that by unchecking 'Double Tap to Enable or disable Touchpad' in Synaptics setting windows...

To Do that...

  • Go to Mouse Properties windows and click on Device Settings
  • Highlight Synaptics Touchpad  and Click settings
  • In the Properties for Synaptics Touchpad Windows, on the left and panel you will see Touchpad Disable Zone, Click on it.
  • Uncheck 'Double Tap to Enable or disable Touchpad'
  • Click OK

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ChrisTout
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

Any easy way on doing this for all users of the system?

This is used on a domain.

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angeliqueC8
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

Hi... I would just like to ask what possible reasons that my 'TouchPad Disable Zone' not working? I have my new HP Mini 210 laptop. On the first time I used it, it functioned properly when i tap it 2x. But it doesn't work now.

 

Hope you know why... Is it damaged or defective already? I'm so confused about it.

 

 

Thanks a lot! :smileyhappy:

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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

@ angeliqueC8 - Can you post the exact Model number of your notebook and the current operating system it is running on?

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vmhoag
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

When I go to turn off the touchpad, I click on device settings and my computer says not responding and closes out.  Is there another way to turn off the touchpad?

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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

@ vmhoag - Can you post the exact Model number of your notebook and the current operating system it is running on?

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vmhoag
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

My notebook is a Pavilion dv2000 and I have vista

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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

@ vmhoag - Try and install download the driver from here and check.... ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35001-35500/sp35444.exe

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Miloslav_Meca
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Re: How to disable turning off the touchpad?

I have this same problem on HP mini 210-2050ec. Touchpad not working and off- on lights is still off-  according to the manual is on (Turns the TouchPad on and off. Quickly double-tap the
button to turn the TouchPad on and off.) Double-tap does not work.touchpad does not work already  in Win and in built-in Web os from HP. Thanks for answer..

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