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TheAlp
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How do you turn the touchpad off

i just want to hear how you turn the touchpad off, i got a mouse so i don't really use it, and the double tap way of deactivating isn't working, it just turns on again when i go from tablet mode to laptop mode, any more efficient way?

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Comptronic
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

What is the make & model of your laptop?

I know that sometimes above the mouse pad is a button to turn the keyboard mouse off & on.

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TheAlp
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

oh yeah i forgot.. its a tm2-1090eo, it has that double tap thing to turn it off but it just turns on again when i put it into tablet mode and open it again, i also set it to stay turned off (not just this session) but it turns on when i turn the screen around.

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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

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Turn off the touchpad
Most HP notebooks come with an on/off button near the touchpad. If you do not wish to use the touchpad at this time, press this button. Press it again when you wish to use this accessory again.
If the notebook does not have an on/off button for the touchpad, touch and hold the top-left corner of the touchpad for approximately 5 seconds to disable it and do this again to activate it. When the touchpad is disabled, a small light will illuminate on the touchpad and an icon will appear briefly of the touchpad with a line through it. When the touchpad is activated, a small light will turn off on the touchpad and an icon will appear briefly of the touchpad.
Alternatively, if the notebook does not have an on/off button for the touchpad, and you wish to turn the touchpad off, open the Mouse Properties window, select the Device Settings tab, and click the Disable button. You may re-enable the touchpad from here at any point.
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TheAlp
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

have you read what i wrote? i can turn it off with the button in the corner but it turns on when i go from tablet mode to normal screen position, and i know where the disable button is in the Device Manager its simply not there, its there for all other devices, when i does it from the mouse settings it says i'm deactivating the only synaptics pointing device (translated from danish) and i say yes to deactivating, it deactivates and activates itself a second after.

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nascar4u
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

you could try opening MSCONFIG and going to the STARTUP tab at the top, then uncheck the synaptics pointing device and that should keep the thing from loading.

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TheAlp
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

nope, now i just don't have the icon telling me its turned off, it still turns on by itself when i go from tablet to normal.

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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

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@TheAlp

 

Hi,

Go to:

 

Control Panel -> Mouse -> Device Settings

 

click there once on Synaptics Touchpad and then on disable button. When You will do that choose apply and this should solve Your problem.

 

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felix-freiberge
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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

Hi,

 

I got the same problem: When I disable the touchpad (double tap in the top left corner, mouse settings, ...), it activates itself again after a few seconds. I think that the HP service that monitors the status of the touchpad (to disable it when the screen is turned + closed) just goes crazy and activates the touchpad always.

 

Does anyone have an idea what's happening here?

 

 

Thank you for your time,

Felix Freiberger

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Re: How do you turn the touchpad off

@felix-freiberge

 

Hi,

Go to:

 

Control Panel -> Mouse -> Device Settings

 

In the upper part there will be informations about touchpad driver version. Please post it here.

 

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