In message <[email protected]
>, W. eWatson
On 2/18/2012 12:34 PM, SC Tom wrote:
Often I use the pad on my laptop to move the cursor. However, I began
using the mouse more recently. I have a Gateway MX6453 laptop about 4
years old. My thumbs often accidentally hit the pad while typing, and
the cursor goes to some random place where I'm typing, brings up a new
window, or to a lot of other unintended places. How do I turn off the
Ah, touchpad, not keypad. OK, I went there are no Device tabs.
Pointers, Pointer Options, Wheels, Hardware. OK, I'm on Hardware.
I've looked here before. I an HID-compliant mouse and PS/2 Compatible
Mouse under devices. No touchpad.
If you see (I presume the word "see" is missing from the above!) "an
HID-compliant mouse and PS/2 Compatible Mouse", after plugging in your
mouse (you say you are using "the mouse", so I presume you are
plugging one in), then one of those probably _is_ the touchpad; after
all, for most software, it functions as a mouse. Try disabling each of
those! (I suspect it'll be the PS/2 one.) [Don't disable both - that
includes making sure the re-enabled one has started working again - if
you find it's the wrong one, unless you're familiar with how to use
the computer without a mouse; it's usually possible, but many people
these days don't know how to.]
Alternatively, and you'll kick yourself if you have something similar:
on this Samsung NC-20, Fn-F10 toggles he touchpad on and off ... (-: