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SmoothyD
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Yoga S740 15" : Is it possible to temporarily disable the built-in keyboard ?

Hello,

 

I just got a Yoga S740. I would like to use it with an external keyboard, that I put over the built-in keyboard, simply because I'm more used to its layout, and the feel of its keys.

 

My problem is that the feet of the external keyboard are pressing buttons on the built-in keyboard, making it unusable in this setup.

 

So I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to "easily" de-activate and re-activate the built-in keyboard. I'm not looking for solution like opening the case and unplugging the keyboard, because I'm not using the external one 100% of the time.

 

The only solutions I've found online are

  1. Uninstall the keyboard drivers, which doesn't work. (A reboot is required, and then they are installed again) 
  2. Install a wrong driver instead of the right one. (Didn't try it, seems to be a bother to then re-activate the keyboard)
  3. Use DevManView to disable the drivers. (Usage would be very good, but I can't make it work)

If someone has a solution for my issue, I would appreciate it very much !

 

Thanks.

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Re: Yoga S740 15" : Is it possible to temporarily disable the built-in keyboard ?

Hi @SmoothyD,

 

Welcome to the Community,

 

What you would like to do is possible only on Windows 10 pro and above as this will involve you editing the Group Policy using the Group Policy Editor. We need to Enable a device installation restriction in the Windows' group policy editor to stop the built-in keyboard from re-installing every time you restart the computer. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jeremy



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SmoothyD
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Re: Yoga S740 15" : Is it possible to temporarily disable the built-in keyboard ?

Hello Jeremy, thank you for your answer Smiley Happy

I can switch to Windows 10, it would be better for me for a number of reasons (like docker usage).

With the solution you are describing, would it be possible to de-activate and re-activate the keyboard in an easy way ?
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Re: Yoga S740 15" : Is it possible to temporarily disable the built-in keyboard ?

Possible with the same steps you are doing right now, disable by uninstalling it and enabling by restarting the device.

The restart will be the trigger to detect a keyboard that's attached and the computer will install the driver for it.

 



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