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Windows 7: Script to Disable Touchpad?

24 Jul 2013   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Lady F what type of touchpad do you have, synaptic or alps?
Synaptic.


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24 Jul 2013   #22
Anak

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Lady F I saw your earlier thread that derekimo just posted and I now know you have a synaptic touchpad.

If you don't have the setting to disable the touch pad in "mouse properties" you will have to use a vista driver to get it. Lenovo took it out for 7. I'm looking for it, but haven't found it yet.

The only other option I've found is:
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start menu > run > type: regedit [enter]
browse: hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
find entries starting with "syn" as this relates to the synaptics touchpad. delete those entries.

you will not longer be able to use the tap function until u re-install the driver.

Source, 3rd post down: How to disable the touchpad on my Lenovo Ideapad G... - Lenovo Community
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24 Jul 2013   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Just for reference on this,

Disabling Touchpad on Lenovo G570 Laptop
This is why I'm trying for something that can emulate the FN/F6 key presses.
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25 Jul 2013   #24
Anak

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I just found your how-to-geek thread, that nixes the registry hack.
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25 Jul 2013   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I just found your how-to-geek thread, that nixes the registry hack.
Yeah, that was a joke. Lenovo made that blasted touchpad bullet proof.
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25 Jul 2013   #26
Anak

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Have you any experience with task scheduler? I looked at it briefly but it doesn't look promising.
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25 Jul 2013   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Have you any experience with task scheduler? I looked at it briefly but it doesn't look promising.
Nope, although I had figured it would have to be used with a script.
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25 Jul 2013   #28
Anak

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These two touch on it:
c# - How to simulate pressing Fn+F6? - Stack Overflow

This one's for 32bit
Fn+F6 sendkey

This looks promising:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=259796

Sadly, I don't understand any of it.
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25 Jul 2013   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Same here. I would say it was Greek to me but I know a handful of words in Greek.
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25 Jul 2013   #30
Anak

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With every solution I've seen to writing a script the problem is the Fn key, it is hardware supported and difficult to write for.

The only thing I can think of is similar to PooMan's suggestion of removing the cable connector. You need to isolate the pad.

You'll need a piece of hard, thin plastic like an expired credit or gift card. Gift card preferably, because it won't have the embossing on it and no bank numbers. Then fasten it over top the touch pad, in your case, permanently.

You could use small dabs of hot glue, an epoxy, the thinnest double-sided tape you can find.
After looking at that tape maybe even several layers of FRYS.com*|*Bazic clear packing tape

This might even work: FRYS.com*|*Lamitek Usa Usually one side is completely sticky just center it up, lay it down, and stick it!
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