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Windows 7: Disabling Touchpad on Lenovo G570 Laptop

20 Aug 2012   #11
derekimo

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The Mouse Properties window I posted above is from my HP laptop, I did a clean install on and installed these drivers,

Synaptics TouchPad Driver HP Pavilion g7-1365dx Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

These are the generic drivers from Synaptics,

Drivers | Synaptics


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20 Aug 2012   #12
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Greetings Lady Fitzgerald,

I don't know if this is going to help you but it did work for me. I permanently disabled the touchpad because I never liked it since I type a lot as I am a civil servant. Here is what I did.

Opened "Device Manager" in control panel and expand "mice and other pointing devices." right-clicked "synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad" and selected "disable".

Now my touchpad doesn't work but wireless logitech mouse does... just the way i love it. And by the way, I've also tried what you went through. But please remember to first create system backup by any way convenient to you, because doing what I did, may not be your exactly what you prefer. That is, if you want to enable the touchpad again; because in my case, right-clicking the "touchpad" in "device manager" doesn't show "enable option" maybe because I opted to click ok to a dialog popup that says I am about to permanently disable ......

But I did it because, like I said, I never liked the touchpad but I love laptops.

Hope this helps.

Zeamann.
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20 Aug 2012   #13
derekimo

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Something else I just found in this thread,

How do I disable the touchpad on my computer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You can generally access settings through the control panel. Open up Mouse Settings from the control panel, move over to the Device Settings tab and you should be able access touchpad settings in there.

Depending on the make and model of your laptop you should find options such as "disable touchpad when an external USB pointing device is connected", which would help if you use a USB mouse and want to disable the touchpad when a USB mouse is connected. You should also be able to disable the touchpad entirely from here


Also can try touchfreeze, disables touch pad while you are typing:

Touchfreze

It does work w/ Windows 7.

A Guy
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20 Aug 2012   #14
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Something else I just found in this thread,

How do I disable the touchpad on my computer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You can generally access settings through the control panel. Open up Mouse Settings from the control panel, move over to the Device Settings tab and you should be able access touchpad settings in there.

Depending on the make and model of your laptop you should find options such as "disable touchpad when an external USB pointing device is connected", which would help if you use a USB mouse and want to disable the touchpad when a USB mouse is connected. You should also be able to disable the touchpad entirely from here


Also can try touchfreeze, disables touch pad while you are typing:

Touchfreze

It does work w/ Windows 7.

A Guy
Hey Derekimo,

I hope you are not quoting A Guy's to imply that I got where I am through his post you quoted.

Anyways, I did what I explained earlier out of frustration, and not according to "A Guy's" post, because this is what happened when I tried what's in A Guy's post (which I already read elsewhere), open "control panel" click "mouse" click "device settings" and checked the box labeled "disable internal pointing device when external usb pointing device is attached." Now for some unknown reason, at least in my case (if you search, there are plenty others like mine) this DOES NOT work for me. Even after checking and uchecking the box many times with a reboot, still DOES NOT work at all.

Hence, doing what I did.

I hope I am not offending anyone here. Just trying to be helpful with God Almighty as my witness.

God Bless,
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20 Aug 2012   #15
derekimo

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My post was for Lady Fitzgerald.

I am not implying anything towards your post.

She was still looking for a solution and I ran across that, I was mainly quoting that for the touchfreeze option, she has tried most everything else.

You're not offending me, don't worry about it. Your input is as welcome as anyones.
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20 Aug 2012   #16
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
My post was for Lady Fitzgerald.

I am not implying anything towards your post.

She was still looking for a solution and I ran across that, I was mainly quoting that for the touchfreeze option, she has tried most everything else.

You're not offending me, don't worry about it. Your input is as welcome as anyones.
Thank you so much Derekimo for you kind and soothing words. And I do hope Fitzgerald get her solution soon. It is so annoying when you type while the touchpad keep messing things up. I am now thinking about that "touchfreeze" thing. maybe it is a more convenient solution for me too. this wireless mouse is not going to remind me to get a replacement battery and i would hate to get stuck once its battery runs out of juice.

Thank you again Derekimo and God Bless,
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21 Aug 2012   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm not ignoring you guys; I just haven't had a chance to check out any of the recent suggestions (I was up much of the night dealing with an ant invasion; so far, I'm winning now that I found where the little monsters were getting in).

I tried something similar to Touchfreeze and it didn't work for two reasons:

1. I would often drag my thumb over the *&^%$! touchpad before I started typing.

2. Not only was the touchpad briefly disabled, so was the mouse (the touchpad is P/S2 and the mouse is USB so what the heck is up with that?). That was even more annoying than the touchpad.
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21 Aug 2012   #18
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I'm not ignoring you guys; I just haven't had a chance to check out any of the recent suggestions (I was up much of the night dealing with an ant invasion; so far, I'm winning now that I found where the little monsters were getting in).

I tried something similar to Touchfreeze and it didn't work for two reasons:

1. I would often drag my thumb over the *&^%$! touchpad before I started typing.

2. Not only was the touchpad briefly disabled, so was the mouse (the touchpad is P/S2 and the mouse is USB so what the heck is up with that?). That was even more annoying than the touchpad.
have you tried what i did as explained in my earlier post to you? my touchpad is permanently disabled and now works with usb mouse - wireless. have also tried wired usb mouse and also works. regards and God Bless,
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