Dear HP: I have an HP EliteBook 8570w, which I must say is the most awesome mobile workstation EVER. If only I could solve one problem...
The touchpad BUTTONS - specifically the ones above the touchpad - how can I disable them? I have large hands and find myself accidentaly hitting the buttons, resulting in losing entire paragraphs of text or launching programs I didn't intend to launch. HELP!
P.S. this thread has been moved from Workstations - z series, xw series, and legacy x and w series to Notebook - HP ProBook, EliteBook, Compaq, Slate/Tablet PC, Armada, LTE - Hp Forum Moderator
Using the Synaptics driver, either through Synaptic's own utility or through the Mouse control panel, you should be able to disable the PointStick and the two buttons associated to it (the ones above the touchpad below the keyboard).
I have large hands and the right lower touchpad button moves text all over (and sometimes deletes it).
When I got the computer, a techhnican friend (who worked at my previous job, unfortunalety) helped me deactivate the right lower button, but it just started responding again - driving me bonkers. There's not option in the synaptic driver I have to deal with indivual buttons and nothing in the manual or online I've found that works. Help!
PS - I had to type this three times because of this frustrating problem - what a whacked design!!
The buttons on the elitebook range can be removed quite easily and underneath the button is the diaphram that acts as a spring and contact maker lift them out and store. click the buttons back in place.