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Windows 7: Synaptics Touchpad - Auto disable with USB mouse


10 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 
Synaptics Touchpad - Auto disable with USB mouse

No option to disable your Synaptics Touchpad when you plugin a USB mouse? The function is there but is disabled in the registry. Click the link and scroll down to message #9. Make the change, reboot and the auto disable works immediately if you have a USB mouse plugged in. Making the change in HKLM didn't work for me but HKCU did the trick. Navigate to the Synaptics settings page and the option to disable is now there. No credit due here, just passing it on to help others.

NP8662 - Auto-deactivate touchpad (scroll down to message #9)



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10 Mar 2011   #2

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Thanks I never knew that.
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10 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Why would it not be active to start with? Weird for sure.
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10 Mar 2011   #4

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 

I think it has something to do with how the OEM set it up. My Gateway mini did not have the option to disable until I did the registry tweak while a Dell I own has always had the option.
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11 Mar 2011   #5

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It also disables when a Bluetooth mouse is on. Haven't tried it with a wireless mouse.
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11 Mar 2011   #6

windows 7
 
 

my dell laptop does not have this kind of function




how can i get that !!!!!
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11 Mar 2011   #7

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Not sure which DELL lappy you have..I've got the Vostro and this worked for me..

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May be you can find the updated driver for yours on the site if this doesn't work for you?
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12 Mar 2011   #8

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drifking8887 View Post
my dell laptop does not have this kind of function

how can i get that !!!!!
Follow the instructions in post #1 and you will have the option to disable after modifying the registry and doing a reboot. My control page looked like yours before the registry tweak - no option to disable.

Just updating the driver is probably not going to work. I came across reports of people having the same exact driver and one would have the auto disable feature and the other would not.
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15 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hey, i already got exactly like the image you inserted, but it didn't work. even after more than 5/6 times checking and unchecking with a reboot, both pointing device and touchpad still work. is there any other way to fix it? please...

regards and God Bless,

Zeamann

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
No option to disable your Synaptics Touchpad when you plugin a USB mouse? The function is there but is disabled in the registry. Click the link and scroll down to message #9. Make the change, reboot and the auto disable works immediately if you have a USB mouse plugged in. Making the change in HKLM didn't work for me but HKCU did the trick. Navigate to the Synaptics settings page and the option to disable is now there. No credit due here, just passing it on to help others.

NP8662 - Auto-deactivate touchpad (scroll down to message #9)
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14 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
New registry location

With the newer Alps driver version 7.1208 (from 2011-09-21) the USBMouse Registry value exists in 4 locations:
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alps\Apoint\Params\Default\
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alps\Apoint\USBMouse\
• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alps\Apoint\Params\Default\
• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alps\Apoint\USBMouse\
but only the last location works for me!
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