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Turn off touch pad on gateway laptop mt6728

I now have wireless mouse. I want to turn off the touch pad on this lap top. Can anyone help?

Thanks, John.

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This is an add-on to Josh's answer but a different answer:

Well, different laptop manufacturers have different add-ons to the ctrl panel, and if you ever reformatted, chances are you don't have these options anymore as the software is not installed. Try installing a mouse software (I know Lenovo has one) or the general app suite

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Thanks Gabe&Josh,

you gave me some ideas about reformating. I found synaptics and downloaded the device settings for the touch pad and it solved my problem. I can enable and disable OK now. Thanks for the help.

John.

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With Windows, I believe that if you go into the Control Panel and open the mouse preferences, you can tell it to ignore the trackpad when a mouse is present. Try that out. :)

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Okay, is there a separate trackpad toggle somewhere? I know that with some PCs, the trackpad has its own set of preferences and controls.

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Hi Josh,

I have tried the control panel route. In the mouse box it only gives me the mouse preferences and says nothing about touchpad. I may have at sometime disable a toggle or deleted something that refers to the touch pad? maybe it is driver problems. I only have limited knowledge about computers. thank you responding to my ?.

John.

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