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Disable Touch pad device

Toshiba Satellite a215-s8537,,,,,,,, Vista operating system.......
How do I disable the touch pad so I can use a regular mouse?
Jerry

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    it not worked for me...

  • cablestevie Feb 11, 2009

    Can't turn touch pad off to use regular mouse without disabling driver. Driver then reinstall itself when machine is turned on. Is there a one touch like most laptops have?

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Hi NR5A,
Press Fn+F9 on your keyboard to enable/disable
Goodluck,takecare.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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I want to disable the touchpad and use the external mouse exclusively


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.

Hope this information will help.

Your response is very much appreciated. Thank you for using Fixya...



Sep 30, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite P305DS8836 Notebook

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The touchpad stopped working after a powerpoint presentation i made. A friend helped me set up the laptop to the projector and he did press keys. Did he accidentally press some inactivating key in the...


FN + F9 should enable / disable the touchpad goto control panel - mouse - and see if you can change disable/enable touch pad from there Otherwise post back what windows version you have
Touchpads
you can enable and disable the touchpads Touchpad: - to enable or disable a touch pad/pointing device from the Start Menu > control panel > Change to classic view - {on left hand menu} click on the mouse icon Mouse Properties dialog box, click "Device Settings tab" select the device click to Enable or Disable OR You may need to enable in the bios/setup menu - as the PC boots - you should get a message on how to get into the bios/setup - usually using F2 or DEL Key or F10 see if touch pad needs to be enabled there OR one of the F keys may disable/enable - depends on the model of the Laptop - toshiba sometime use FN+F9 key

Apr 10, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M55-S325 Notebook

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Satellite P505 Model S8980 - unable to get TouchPad to work now where it did work before. The TouchPad ON/OFF button nor the Fn+F9 approach are no help. A USB-connected mouse worked fine, tho. Just no...


----- control panel - mouse - see if touch pad disabled there ----- have a look in the bios/setup and see if the touch pad is disabled there, as the PC boots - you should see which key to use to enter the bios/setup F2, F10, DEL KEY are often used ----- On some machines a combination of FN and F key can disable/enable the touch pad - F7 or F9 ----- If you point the mouse to the top of the screen you may get a menu dropdown, which will also tell which key to use to disable/enable the touchpad ----- control panel>system>{vista}lefthand side device manger or {XP}hardware>Device Manager>Mouse and other pointing devices>Touchpad>highlight touchpad and right click, Properties, may be an option here to Disable/enable,

Feb 18, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P505-S8950 Notebook

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Toshiba satellite a215 disable mouse pad, is this possible.g


I think you meant touch pad. so on every Toshiba notebook Touch Pad can be disabled on two different ways. The first one is using FN+F9 key combination or using DISABLE option in mouse properties.

Nov 26, 2009 | PC Laptops

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How do I set touchpad settings to inop touchpad when USB wireless mouse is plugged in


Some laptops have a Fn Key sequence to disable the touch pad. Look for the touch pad icon on your function keys (hand touching finger on a square). You can also go to the toucpad app by double clicking on the touch pad icon in the system tray and got to device properties to disable tapping - assuming issue is TPad interfering with typing

Jul 25, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097 Notebook

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Touch pad disabling


Click Start->(Settings) Control Panel->(Classic View) Mouse, then click Devices tab and disable it:

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Apr 03, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 Notebook

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Whilst typing the cursor moves to another part of the document


If your laptop has the option too you can turn off touch pad through a switch above the touch pad.

If you can't find this, or you don't have one, simply go to the run command and type in devmgmt.msc, ok.

Once in the device manager go "Mice and Other Pointing Devices"
look for your touchpad, right click on it and select disable.

Please note, some laptops wont let you disable to the touchpad, mine wont, but mine has an on and off key.

ON/OFF Key
Touch Pad On
Touch Pad Off

This will keep the mouse from moving whole you type, but I suggest you get a regular mouse, especially if you have to disable the device with the Device manager.

Jan 05, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Need to turn off touch pad


vista or xp ?? you can disable it in device manager... if you know how to get there then now you know what to do... if you don't know how to find your device manager let me know

Robert

Dec 18, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2848 Notebook

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Touch pad possessed.


To turn off the touchpad when an external mouse or other pointing device is present, you can goto the Control Panel and double click the Mouse properties icon.

Click the Device Select tab and check "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present." The cursor will no longer move via the touchpad.

Alternatively, you can permanently disable the touchpad of your laptop by clicking the "Disable Device" in the Touch Pad setting. Advanced users can disable the touchpad from the BIOS setup [press F2 when the computer is booting to enter BIOS settings]

For extra USB ports, purchase a USB hub($15 -$20). That way you can add at least 4 USB ports to your laptop.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Oct 19, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite L35 S1054 Laptop Pad Touch problem


Try toggling the touchpad enable/disable button -

Fn-F9 I think. There is a picture of the touchpad on one of the Fxx keys.

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