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Windows 7: Laptop MousePad

02 Mar 2011   #1
RobertoLombardo

windos 7 home premium
 
 
Laptop MousePad

Hi, I just loaded Windows 7 on my ASUS Laptop. When I was using Vista I could turn off the Mouse-Pad, which is annoying and causes a lot of texting problems.
Can someone please tell me how to turn off the mouse-pad in Windows 7?
I'm desperate and fairly PC literate, but this has me stumped.

Thanks if you can help
Rob


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02 Mar 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

If you can't do so by going to Mouse settings in the Control Panel, I suggest going to the Asus support website and download and install the trackpad drivers for your laptop with Windows 7 which will allow you access to such functionality.
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02 Mar 2011   #3
RobertoLombardo

windos 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
If you can't do so by going to Mouse settings in the Control Panel, I suggest going to the Asus support website and download and install the trackpad drivers for your laptop with Windows 7 which will allow you access to such functionality.
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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02 Mar 2011   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Sure thing. Be sure to let us know how it goes.
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02 Mar 2011   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look in services. Type services.msc in the start search box to bring up the icon, click it to get the services window. It might be listed as 'touch pad'.
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04 Mar 2011   #6
okautoL

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Mouse Pad disable

I have a similar issue. Just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x32 from Vista on a Dell XPS. In Vista, anytime I plugged my Logitech wireless into the USB port, the laptop mouse pad would disable. After the install, and all updates, the mouse pad is active as well as the wireless. It really causes problems when typing anything as it is so easy to hit.

I've tried to go into the mouse control panel to try and disable it, but it just hangs when I try to open it. Everything else seems to work fine, just cannot get into any Mouse settings.
Thanks
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04 Mar 2011   #7
TypeS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

On top of software solutions, you could always check your laptops BIOS. I know on my two Thinkpads, I can turn the touch pad off, thus Windows can't see it and won't even bother installing (won't be detectable).

I wish more manufacturer's kept the keyboard mouse "nipple" so much more accurate (imo anyway).

Also, most notebooks have from Fn+<key> that turns off the touch pad as well. What model ASUS notebook do you have?
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14 Mar 2011   #8
okautoL

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Touchpad disable solution

I worked with our IT specialist and found part of the problem. There is a conflict between the wireless mouse and touchpad drivers. If you go into system configuration, then services, you'll find one running called Alps Pointing Device. Disable it. Go directly into Control Panel Mouse and you'll see that it now is working. You can make whatever changes you want. However, I think whenever you reboot they all reinstall but it's an easy fix for that session.
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14 Mar 2011   #9
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TypeS View Post

I wish more manufacturer's kept the keyboard mouse "nipple" so much more accurate (imo anyway).

OMG, I HATE those things. Every time one of the staff used to bring one of those IBMs in, I would cringe. I guess there are people who like them, but I'm not a fan of that little red piece of hell... (LOL)
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