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Disable touchpad I have a acer aspire 4315-2490 notebook running vista home edition and have installed a usb mouse but now the touchpad gets in the way of typing. have look for a way to disable but cannot find does anyone know how ?

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Click start, ccontrol panel, right click mouse, click on properties and disable. If that does not work then try updating that driver. If it still does not work then go to MSCONFIG and disable it on startup and this will disable it permentaly

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You can get to it by clicking on Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Mouse>Hardware Tab then click on TouchPad>Properties>Change Settings.
Dell computers do not allow you to disable the touchpad for some reason. Hopefully Acer is a little more flexible. Good Luck. Let me know if you have any problems.
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Each Touchbad should have basic functionality by default in every Operating system, letting it be used even when no driver is installed. However, try pressing FN and F7 together and see if the touchpad works again. Some people accidently press this FN + F7 key when they mute the sound with the FN + F8 key.

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Please go through this image, will help you..

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On some models, there is a keyboard shortcut to activate or deactivate the touchpad. For example, a ACER, just do Fn + F7.
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