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    Unhappy Disabling mousepad on laptop

    I was wondering if there was a way to disable the mousepad on a laptop. Im running vista (not sure if that makes a difference). I used a USB mouse instead of the little pad thingy and when im typing my palm often hits the mouse pad and makes the cursor jump. Any Suggestions?

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    Have you tried checking the mouse settings in the Control Panel? I know that my laptop has a button over the the touch pad for quick disable/enabling but it also has an option in the control panel to disable it there.
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    Hi kryptonic,

    What make and model is your laptop?

    Usually it is one of:

    1. A physical switch
    2. A fuction key or key combination
    3. A setting in the BIOS
    4. A control panel setting

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    It's a compaq C571NR
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    Nihil is right (again) it's in the BIOS.

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    The BIOS will work, if the setting exists. If not, The Wolfman suggests cutting a piece of cardboard in the exact shape of your mousepad and then applying 4 pieces of duct tape. Works evey time!!
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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    This HP/Compaq technical support article may help:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00678194&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3441641&dlc=en〈=en#N670

    Otherwise you could probably reduce the touchpad sensitivity until it ignores tapping whilst typing?
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    I downloaded the Synaptics program and it worked great. I disabled the mousepad and now i can type without the cursor jerking around. The next step is getting read of vista and going back to more familiar teritories
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    Hi kryptonic,

    Glad to hear that worked. The Synaptics software is quite impressive. I have never used it for disabling a laptop touchpad, but I have used it when setting up touchpads for people suffering from arthritis...........they find it difficult to use a conventional mouse.
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