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Windows 7: Disable touchpad when i'm typing?

13 Nov 2009   #1
jrlinder

windows 7
 
 
Disable touchpad when i'm typing?

hey, How can i make it so that the touch pad is disabled when i'm typing? I keep hitting it with a knuckle or something when i'm typing and I can't figure out how to do it with windows seven. Vista had it.


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13 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrlinder View Post
hey, How can i make it so that the touch pad is disabled when i'm typing? I keep hitting it with a knuckle or something when i'm typing and I can't figure out how to do it with windows seven. Vista had it.
which touch pad?
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13 Nov 2009   #3
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

On my laptop its FN+F9 disables touchpad.
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17 Nov 2009   #4
jrlinder

windows 7
 
 

The touch pad on my computer. with vista, You could make it so it wouldn't do anything if you ere typing. I just don't want to have to disable my touch pad everytime i want to type something. Any advice?
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17 Nov 2009   #5
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what laptop do you have? I have a Compaq made by HP and they have a button that will disable the touchpad even my wife's netbook had a button to disable to touchpad.
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17 Nov 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Vista doesn't have anything built in for doing this. You probably had something from your manufacturer that did it and you lost it when you upgraded. You might try looking on the manufacturer's website.
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21 Nov 2009   #7
spaanbjerg

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 touchpad solution

I also lost the function to disable the touchpad while typing when I upgraded from Vista to W7.

I solved it by installing the touchpad drivers from the Vista CD.
Uninstall Synaptics in Control Panel and restart. Insert Vista drivers and software CD and click "Open folder to view files". Locate Vista touchpad/Finger-sensing pad drivers and double click exe file to install software. Restart laptop. Click Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Devices and Printers - Mouse. There should now be a tab called "Finger-sensing pad" or something like that where you can tick the box to disable touchpad when typing.

Cheers
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22 Nov 2009   #8
jrlinder

windows 7
 
 

Great. That would work for me except for the problem of me not having the Vista Software and drivers CD. Got any other tips for getting this. My computer is and ACER. But their driver updates from their website don't fix it.
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22 Nov 2009   #9
Qdos

 

There used to be some useful touch pad utilities listed on the Asus EEE PC forums...
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22 Nov 2009   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
download the synaptics pointing device driver

it starts up with a screen (you can disable it) which gives you the option of turning on or off the touchpad -- I hate touchpads.

Synaptics

The Generic driver works on pretty well all laptops I've ever used.

Here's the startup / options screenshots

Cheers
jimbo


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