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Title: Disabling touchpad on Acer laptop
Post by: _______ on December 28, 2007, 09:42:07 pm
Howdy folks,

My old hulk of a desktop is gone.  My 17" CRT monitor which refused to die has been deliberately neutralized.  I have belatedly entered the new millennium - I have purchased a laptop.

I hate the touch pad, so I plugged in my old USB optical mouse.  In a perfect world this would have automatically disabled the touch pad, but NOOOOO!  When I type my thumbs hit the touch pad and cause chaos.  Phrases are highlighted without provocation, my cursor jumps around like a drunken monkey, and pages whimsically scroll up and down.

I have fooled around endlessly with the touch pad controls resulting in marginal improvement.  I keep thinking that a button that says "CLICK HERE TO SEND TOUCH PAD TO HELL" will one day present itself.  Until that happens, can someone please help me?

-Matt
Title: Re: Disabling touchpad on Acer laptop
Post by: Phil LaDue on December 28, 2007, 09:45:26 pm
A piece of gaff tape and thin cardboard. Laughing
Title: Re: Disabling touchpad on Acer laptop
Post by: _______ on December 28, 2007, 09:48:20 pm
Very funny, Phil.  Now quit reading PSW and go for a bike ride or something, for God's sake.

-M
Title: Re: Disabling touchpad on Acer laptop
Post by: Christopher Myers on December 28, 2007, 09:58:29 pm
Fn + F7

Fn key has blue lettering and is between the ctrl and alt keys

F7 should be the blue picture of a finger on a touchpad... also says F7  Very Happy

I don't know if there is a way to have it default to off when you boot up.  I will check.

This is what works on mine.  I know that cause I just tried it.   Razz


BTW my Acer laptop (Aspire 5000) running xp has been the most stable system I have ever used.  
Title: Re: Disabling touchpad on Acer laptop
Post by: _______ on December 28, 2007, 10:08:02 pm
Many thanks, Christopher.  That did the trick.

Oh, and you can forget about that whole bike thing, Phil.  Riding at night is too dangerous anyway.

-Matt