[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Mar 30 08:31:19 CDT 2009


> Agravating isn't it, 

Yup. No kidding!

> my Acer 4420 is the same, and I too switched to a USB m=
> ouse=2E
> Sometimes mere proximity of my hand and fingers (typing) causes wild excursi=
> ons=2E
> Believe the culprit is hand capacitance and static electricity=2E If I can l=
> ocate
> my static wrist grounding strap, I'll share results=2E  It has worsened late=
> ly,
> wish I'd kept notes, relating to dates/weather conditions=2E  Low humidity i=
> ncreases=20
> static intensity=2E  A USB KB in addition to the USB mouse would eliminte th=
> e PITA=20
> factor (and increase my typing speed)=2E

...but it should be possible to turn the darn thing off entirely!

-b.


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