02-28-2017 04:41 PM
I have set Trackpad to disabled in BIOS menu. This does not completely disable the Trackpad.
The clickpad is disabled but I can still move my cursor with the Trackpad and tap to click.
I want to completely disable the Trackpad.
Thinkpad T460s - BIOS Update Version 1.22 - Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop
03-02-2017 09:58 AM
I assume your question is about linux based on your signature. Unfortunately the BIOS setting is not a hardware disable switch. It is just a flag which the software (driver) is supposed to follow. I guess the linux driver may not be following this flag correctly, and leaves some of the features enabled anyway. You might have better luck asking this question on a linux forum to see if any users have figured something out. It might be something as simple as a more recent driver, but I don't know for sure.
I'm a little bit confused what you mean by TrackPad. We call the red dot thing, along with the 3 buttons below it, the "TrackPoint". The larger pad thing below the 3 buttons is "TouchPad". Which one are you trying to disable?
03-02-2017 10:39 AM
> Unfortunately the BIOS setting is not a hardware disable switch. It is just a flag which the software (driver) is supposed to follow.
Oh, I assumed it was a hardware switch. This makes sense now.
>I'm a little bit confused what you mean by TrackPad.
I wanted to disable TouchPad, got the terminology mixed up with Apple, sorry.
Thanks for your information and time!