disabling my notebook's touchpad...

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -

    i *never* use the touchpad. i have a portable mouse i use instead. the problem is that sometimes when i'm typing, my hand touches the mousepad and moves my cursor -- drives me crazy!

    so i want to disable the touchpad in some way. i checked the device manager in the mouse section, but i can't find any driver specific to the touchpad. if i disable the listed driver, then my mouse won't work.

    also, this is my work pc, so i do not want to take it apart.

    any other ideas?

    ted

    ps, i have a compaq nc6000
     
  2. Jason Kirkpatri

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    Been there, done that! What a pain in the ass!

    Go into your BIOS and set the mouse to be serial only. Pointing stick and pad are disabled, but like you said, #####. [​IMG]
     
  3. David Norman

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    Some Compaq computers allow you set the properties of the mouse devices. See if you can check into Control Panel, Mouse, and see if there is an enable/disable box for the touch panel and pointing stick.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    thx all. there's definitely no setting in the control panel - at least not that i could find. i didn't think about doing it from the bios...i'll look into that.
     
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    That's not good. My wife's Compaq has an on/off button directly above the touchpad.
     

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