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What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-27-2009
Location: Michigan
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Deactivate touch pad

I have a new Lenovo 3000 laptop (type 4446-36U).  I have attached a USB mouse and I use that almost all the time instead of the touch pad.  My question is whether their is a way to deactivate the touch pad so I don't cause a problem when I accidently touch it while typing.  I would like to be able to easily turn it back on if I don't have the USB mouse handy.

I suppose I could unistall the driver, but if I do this it will not be simple to turn it back on (especially if my wife is using the laptop).

 

Thanks for any advise.

Token Ring
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎09-11-2009
Location: Greece
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

You can enable and disable the touchpad on the top of your computer, at the right side, there are 4 buttons, 3 of them for the volume, the las one is for the touchpad.

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Ana
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-27-2009
Location: Michigan
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

Thanks Ana!

That was much simplier than I was expecting Smiley Happy

 

Cheers,

Dan

Punch Card
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎02-08-2008
Location: Germany
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

Hi Ana

 

Thank you very much. Finally I could get my touchpad working again. Smiley Happy

I never noticed this silly button before.

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What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-12-2011
Location: Colorado Springs
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

how does one deactivate the touch pad on a Lenovo G575 computer?

Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-19-2013
Location: Oklahoma
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

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How do you deactivate the touch pad on a Lenovo V570?  I prefer a track mouse as the touch pad does weird things.  Thanks a bunch.

Punch Card
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎08-29-2009
Location: New York
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

You can also go into the control panel ,select mouse .

 

At the right - Device setting - enable or disable - Apply - Ok

 

For some odd reason it still comes on occasionally - I have to keep going there even though it has disabled , I have to click ok .

 

Maybe it's a windows 7 thing .

Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-19-2013
Location: Oklahoma
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

Actually, the disable option is "grayed out."  Is yours a V570?

Punch Card
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎08-29-2009
Location: New York
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

No. I have 300 N100's.

 

Maybe yours needs a driver for it . 

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎04-19-2013
Location: Oklahoma
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Re: Deactivate touch pad

Thanks so much for trying to help.  I guess the V570 is different.