That _is_ probably the simplest answer to the original question (though
if you _do_ find some freeware that turns off the 'pad when an external
mouse is present [and back when it isn't], please share, as clearly many
would like it [I still use the 'pad for some things even with a mouse]).
if you have a [fn] key you should try pressing that and try each of the top
bar functin keys until you fins the one that turns off the pad.
Or check your control panel mouse settings.
That's the worst advice I've seen in a long time: pushing buttons
whose function you do not know, to find out what their function is.
Man, that is dumb.
Well, some compromise between the two.
So like you noght this fancy, expensive gadget and it basically has no
manual to read. Whatchya gonna do? Use it as a doorstop?
My desktop keyboard has a bunches of buttons marked with varius symbols on
them, I don't know what they are for. But maybe I'll find out if I press
I doubt seriously if the machine's gonna blow up if you do.
No, but something undesirable may happen: the most likely I think, since
it's often such a function on laptops, is the turning off of the
wireless. On this (Samsung LC20), a graphic pops up in the middle of the
screen for a second or two telling you what you've just achieved with a
Fn+F keystroke, but not all machines do that. (Another unexpected might
be to switch the monitor off as you've switched the output to external
monitor, though _some_ won't let you do that if there isn't one
connected. If you _do_ [i. e. the screen goes blank], the same
combination again usually restores it [often cycling around three
combinations - internal monitor only, external only, both, not
necessarily in that order].)