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Disable touchpad on gateway nv54 laptop

I had previously disabled my touchpad when the mouse was installed. Changed to a logitech wireless mouse (M185) and can't find an option to disable the touchpad. Searched control panel, tried uninstalling alps pointing device driver. nothing works. Very inconvenient. If I touch the pad while typing I end up wherever the touch takes me instead of where I want to be.

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    pfay159 Feb 14, 2012

    Nevermind, figured it out. It was embarrassingly simple.

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pluggung in a ps2 mouse will usually isolate the TP.
Refer to your manual or customer support at Gateway

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I had the same problem, but I fixed it.

Click start, type "msconfig," go to the "startup" tab, make sure that "synaptics pointing device driver" is checked. After you check the box, restart.

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This notebook does not have bluetooth. You can add a USB bluetooth dongle quite cheaply.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

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Click Start/Control Panel andlook for the Mouse and open it to check the mouse properties. Make sureyou don't have the touchpad disabled.

Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad on or off by clicking on thebutton that is located at the top of the touch pad in the middle.

Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad by tapping twice in the upperleft hand corner of the touchpad.

Some models will require a keystroke to toggle the touchpad. Press andHold the ALT or FN function key located at the lower left portion of thekeyboard, then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The correct key tohit will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square that represents thetouchpad.

Download and reinstall the touch pad drivers.Get online and got towww.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support"(without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Lookfor downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system whenrequested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.

Posted on May 27, 2012

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