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Registered: ‎12-16-2013
Location: Carmichaels, PA
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z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

So i just got my z710 the other day. clone the drive (for a rainy day). Then formated and installed Win7 Pro 64bit. i managed to get everything else in working order except i would like to occasionally turn off the touchpad. i use a mouse for games and such and the hot key doesnt work to turn it off. BTW every other hot key does what its intended to do. Any Suggestions???

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Location: Philippines
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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

hi vildhjarta13,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Please try installing this Driver and try the  Fn again to turn off the touchpad.

   Extract and Install the file.

 

 

Let me know your findigs

Cheers!

 



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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

Installed the driver. still doesnt work also the app switching button stopped working as well now...

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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

hi

 

    Can you check under Control Panel / Uninstall a Program look for Lenovo energy Management  / Power Management and Uninstall it.

 

Then Download and install this

    Lenovo Energy Management Driver 
        cagt25ww.exe
        21.2MB

 


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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

tryed.. still same issues...

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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

has anyone found a solution to this yet?? the touchpad being slightly offset to the left makes it so i have to reach around the thing to keep from my wrist open crap i dont need opened...its driving me nuts

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Registered: ‎12-13-2013
Location: Los Angeles
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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

Has anyone figured out how to get the hot button to work or a successful work around so far?

 

Thanks.

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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

still no known solution to the problem. someone suggested a different energy management install which didnt work either.. to be honest im over the fact that the 'hot key' doesnt work.. it would however be nice to be able to somehow turn off the trackpad completely as i dont use it. but the is no way to do it that ive come across. its as if the pc doesnt realize it has a trackpad at all. kinda like the battery issues ive been having...

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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

hi

 

Can you try updating the Touchpad driver using this

 Touchpad Driver (Synaptics, Elan) for 64-bit Windows   Add to download list

 

See if that bring the feature back

 

Regards

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Re: z710 Touch Pad Hot Key doesnt work...

I shall try that.

 

However, I am not as concerned with  the button not working as much as I am with simply disabling it totally.

 

I use an external mouse most of the time but do find that the touchpad is far too senstive and moves the cursor around when I type.

 

So far that's the only flaw I've seen in the otherwise excellent system.

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