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Windows 7: Turning off LEDs in Windows 7

18 Jan 2011   #1
tangentfairy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (upgradable to 64bit)
 
 
Turning off LEDs in Windows 7

I have a laptop with a light surrounding the mouse touch pad.
Is there any way to turn it off permanently, without opening up the laptop and cutting the power to the LED?

Everytime I turn it on I have to use the keyboard combination Fn + F7 to turn it off which his very annoying.

Is there a way in Windows 7 that I could execute that command at startup?

You can see a picture of the laptop here:
MEDION® AKOYA® P6512 (MD 98380)


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18 Jan 2011   #2
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This wouldn't be a Win7 function since this is custom hardware done by the laptop manufacturer.

The only thing I would suggest is poking around in the settings for the touch pad and see if there is a setting to disable the LED.

It's also possible that they hid the setting in another device too.

Unfortunately the only advice I can give you is to start poking around in the settings of the various devices.

As I was writing htis I also thought it might be in the BIOS of the machine. So, I'd check there too.

SOrry I couldn't give you a more detailed solution.
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18 Jan 2011   #3
tangentfairy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (upgradable to 64bit)
 
 

I checked the BIOS it's definitely not in there.
I doubt it's in the settings for Windows 7, I did look around but I'm sure Windows 7 doesn't assume there is a light around the touchpad to enable or disable.

I really just wanted to know if there was a file I could edit, like autoexec.bat so that it would run the keyboard shortcut command on startup.
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18 Jan 2011   #4
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I was talking about settings I was refering to settings for the hardware specific device drivers, not Windows 7 itself. (Sorry I wasn't more clear)

As far as I know, there it nothing built into Win7 to be able to send keystrokes automatically. However, I'm sure a program could be found to do that.

I believe that to simulate the Fn+F7 key combination you should be able to send Scroll Lock+F7. This is because there is no defined windows virtual key code for Fn and some laptops obey the scroll lock key as if it were the Fn key.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
tangentfairy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (upgradable to 64bit)
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions!

I tried using Scroll Lock and F7 but it asked me if I wanted to turn Caret browsing on so I guess it doesn't work the same way.

Thanks for trying...
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18 Jan 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As mentioned, this isn't a Windows 7 option. It is controller by the hardware or properietary software of the laptop manufacturer. If anyone would know if a way to do so, it would be them, so I'd contact your OEM or find out if they have support forums.
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18 Jan 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Why not use a keystroke macro, placed in your startup folder?:

keystroke macro recorder - Google Search

James
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18 Jan 2011   #8
tangentfairy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (upgradable to 64bit)
 
 

Sounds like a good idea James, thanks, I'll give it a whirl!
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18 Jan 2011   #9
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

My toshiba has a switch above the touchpad to shut off the led.

Rich
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18 Jan 2011   #10
tangentfairy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (upgradable to 64bit)
 
 

Yeah but I don't want to have to turn off the switch

I was just more interested in programming the computer to press keys on startup which I think seems possible now!
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