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TOUCHPAD How do I disable the touch pad? I use a mouse and everytime my hand goes over the touchpad the cursor moves I have the same problem, but I want to use my mouse, I don't want to use an extra thing, I just want to disable the click function from it and use the the bottons under it. I have a HP pavillion dv6000. Macs have this function, how can I disable only the clicking from my touchpath?

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  • paohansen Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks for wanted to help, unfortunately I don't have anything called like that in my mouse menu. I went to control panel - mouse and the window "mouse properties" have 5 options, buttons, pointers, pointers Options, wheel, hardware. That's it, there is no touchpath. Do you know if it is because I don't have some of the drivers? Do I have to install something, and what? I have Ubuntu and it is sooooooo easy to disable the clicking from my touchpath!!!!

  • paohansen Feb 06, 2009

    If I click on pointers there is something called Scheme and Customize, but it is just to change the apearence of the pointer. And on the Pointer Options there are 5 options, selection of: the pointers speed, automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box, display pointer trails, hide pointer while typing and show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key.



    I thought about the drivers in order to find my touchpath and change its properties, but it is no where to be found.



    Now in the device manager there is another window with some other options for the mouse, like details, resources, power management, general, advance setting and driver. But I have tried and is not working. Any other idea?

  • paohansen Feb 07, 2009

    Sorry, I though you read the first message, I have a HP pavillion dv6000 and I have Windows XP. Again thanks for your help. I finally solve my problem. I did install the driver for the touchpad since I couldn't modify something that doesn't appear on my computer.



    So this is what you have to do if you can't find your touchpad:

    1, Go to google and search for: select software and drivers for hp pavilion dv6000 (or just write the name of your computer)

    2, Once you are in HP's page, look for the title: Driver - Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices, click on "SYNAPTICS TOUCHPAD"

    3.On the next window, click on "DOWNLOAD ONLY"

    4. A small window will appear, click on save, and save the driver on your desktop (it's easier that way).

    5. Once the driver is on your desktop - clcik twice and just say next or accept to everything. The computer will restart and when you turn it on again...



    Click on start - control panel - mouse - the window called "Mouse properties" in my case doesn't have 5 options as before but has an extra one that is called "Device settings" So:



    1. Click on settings.

    2. A new window comes up and it is called "Properties for Synaptics TouchPad V6.3 on PS7" Port"

    3. Choose tapping.

    4. Click beside in "Enable Tapping"

    5. Apply and THAT'S IT.



    I hope this helps, I know it can be annoying when the cursor is sooo erratic :o)

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Hey, keep in mind that sometimes when drivers are not loaded for the touchpad it lists as a mouse. if the driver is loaded you can usually goto it's icon and there is an option to disable touchpad. if the mfr's driver's arent loaded, then windows would've loaded some default drivers. you need to disable these by going into device manager, mouse and other pointing devices. then you must determine which one is your plugged in mouse (usually the usb) and which one is the touchpad mouse (it will often lists as 'ps2 mouse', 'standard mouse', or 'standard pointing device', or some other confusing description. locate it and right click and choose disable. this should do it.

if it doesn't allow you you then would need a more extensive workaround which involves installing the wrong drivers for the device leaving it in a malfunctioned state so that windows would allow you to disable it. read more here :
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/how-do-i-disable-my-laptop-touchpad-t36025.html&st=15&gopid=1521435#entry1521435

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Go to control panel = mouse pointer = look for the pointing device, maybe its called synaptics pointing device on you too then you can unchecked the buttons and even the whole device itself from it.

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    Sacraty Feb 06, 2009

    ic. because all i know when it comes to touchpads, you can always disable it through there. arent there any tab that says devices? i can disable mine through there under the devices tab. can you also try to tell me what laptop it is?

    and you dont install some drivers inorder to disable something.

  • Sacraty
    Sacraty Feb 07, 2009

    can you atleast tell me what laptop you are using?

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