Monday, December 13, 2010

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Disable TouchPad In Laptops To Avoid Mouse Movement While Typing

Typing on the any Laptop with big hands is a pain. The touchpad always gets in your way. When you are typing, you may then lightly brush the surface of the touchpad and the mouse moves. 

To solve this issue, it takes just few seconds... and here is how it can be disabled.

How to Disable the touchpad depends on which type of computer or touchpad you are using. Please note that, this is not a Windows configuration setting and depending upon your laptop the configutation can be different. But the settings remain the same for most of the Windows Based Operating System.

On some systems, you can disable the touchpad in the systems BIOS settings, while on others, such as most Dell systems there is an option in Control Panel/Mouse/Dell Touchpad settings. Other laptops simply automatically disable the touchpad when you plug in an external mouse.

And remember, you can also add delay to the touchpad after a keystroke. Read the manual for the system for the specific instructions or contact the manufacturers support for that laptop.
Ok, here it is... refer the screen shot below. As i told before, the screen shot displayed here wont be the same for all kind of laptops.
  • Install the latest Synaptic driver
  • Go into synaptic settings. Normally, you can go to the synaptic settings by double clicking the synaptic icon that is near your system clock. (Refer Screen Shot) Also note: you may need to click arrow to open hidden tray icons.
  • Find tapping and disable it.

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