Question about HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook
There is no button above the touch pad to disable.
there is no device sttings tab under mouse properties. The pointing device is an alps pointing device. The Disable function is grayed out under the driver settings. I tried uninstalling the driver completely - it prompts me for a restart and then continues to work normally.
tried everything out there.. need to disable this now... please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Some laptops don't have dedicated buttons but you can use Function keys (like Fn + F5 on Dell computers) to toggle the state of your touch pad. In the case of HP laptops, you can hold the top-left corner of the touchpad for few seconds and it will disable the touch pad - repeat this to re-activate it.
New laptop computers either have a physical on/off button to easily disable the touch pad or there's an icon in the system tray that lets you manage the various settings of the touchpad. If you don't have that icon, you can go to Control Panel -> Mouse Properties -> Touch Pad to enable or disable the touchpad.
The touch pad can also be disabled through the device manager. Type devmgmt.msc in the Windows Run box to start the device manager, expand "Mice and other Pointing devices", right-click and disable the driver entry that says Touch pad or likewise.
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