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10-07-2010 10:25 AM
Hi friends i have a COMPAQ 420 NOTE BOOK. i USE THE EXTERNAL USB MOUSE.
I want to disable the touchpad or mouse on note book. When i typing sometimes hand or thumb touch and i lost the focus where i typed.
I check the system device manager but there is no option for disable, no option in control pannel.
I used window xp.
please help me
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10-08-2010 11:35 AM
You should be able to disable it in Control Panel\Mice\Hardware, select it from the list, choose disable and reboot to have the changes take effect.
10-09-2010 02:14 AM
usually there is a button above the touchpad that you can press to disable the touchpad, on newer notebooks look for a hole at the upper left part of the touchpad and double tap on it, this will disable the touchpad, you would know if the touchpad is disabled if you see an orange light there on that small hole, if you want to enable it just double tap on that hole till the orange light is gone.
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10-09-2010 02:55 AM
friends thanks foer reply.
There is no option in hardware for disable and no light on touchpad no switch on touchpad. I mentioned that i have compaq 420 note book. how i disable it
10-09-2010 08:25 AM
Download and install:
Synaptics TouchPad Driver here
If you will be asked to reboot system then do it.
Control Panel -> Mouse
and click ' Device Settings ' tab. Select from the list ' Synaptics TouchPad ' and little lower click ' Switch off ' button.
11-29-2010 07:15 AM
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!
11-29-2010 05:13 PM
Perhaps Windows Update downloaded newer driver for touchpad and disable this option for you.
Try to roll back driver for it. How to do this? Go to:
Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Mice and other pointing devices
and find touchpad there. Click with right button of your mouse on it and choose properties. Then go to ' Driver ' tab and select ' Roll Back Driver ' .