[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 10:50:45 CDT 2009


On Monday 30 March 2009 09:00:42 Michael W Sellers wrote:
> My HP laptop is not overly sensitive, but when typing I apparently touch
> it ever so slightly.  Thankfully, there is a button between the keypad
> and the touchpad whereby I can turn the touchpad off.  Maybe you have a
> button, too?  Although, the touchpad gets reactivated on a boot, even
> when the touchpad is switched off.  I just have to cycle the switch.
> 
> Mike

My HP laptop also has this button, but the touchpad does not turn back on at boot time if I had it turned off at shutdown. I always keep it turned off and only use it if my mouse needs a battery change and no batteries are nearby.


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