Re: [NTO] Widget to disable touchpad
- Hi Lotta!
Have a look at EEEToggle:
I believe that is just what you are looking for.
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> Looking for a program that can temporarily disable the touchpad. My
> hands brush against it all the time when I type and the cursors
> dances all over the place. Typing in the air is a bummer. I don't
> have the options in the mouse CP that I know some laptops come with.
> "Disable when mouse is plugged in" would be perfect, but alas...
- Hi Loro,
On 03 Jun 09 22:19 loro <loro-spam01-@...> said:
>My laptop uses a Synaptics touchpad driver, but I always have a
> Nope. There is no easy way to disable the pad. When I googled I
> learned that some Asus models lack this feature.
standard mouse plugged in.
I went to the Control Panel, created a shortcut to the Mouse.cpl file
on the desktop. Open that and then the Device Settings tab, I find a
"Disable" button. It kills the touchpad but not the mouse. The
touchpad can easily be re-enabled with the "Enable" button.
I'm assuming, from what you say, that this wouldn't work for the Asus
(I see I could also have a tray icon on taskbar and avoid the Mouse
- I wrote:
>Torben Joergensen wrote:Must tell you what happened since you have the same model. I
> >I believe that is just what you are looking for.
>Looks like just the thing. Yay!
installed EeeToggle but it complained about not finding some DLL. OK,
better reinstall the drivers. Downloaded the latest from Asus's site,
uninstalled EeeToggle, installed the drivers and installed EeeToggle
again. Now it threw an error, one of those with a lot of numbers and
But lo and behold, when I went to look at the mouse properties in
device manager, there were all the special setting for the touchpad,
including Disable when mouse is plugged in! One can change the
touchpad actions and other things there too. Very peculiar. I found a
lot of forum posts where people complained about this issue and
always the same answer. The 1000H and some other models lacks this
feature. The posts weren't all old either. The drivers I got were
from February this year, from here.
Still would like to get EeeToggle to work. Seems neat to do it with a
Quick Key. Maybe I can do it without EeeToggle, once I figure out how
to configure that key. But the tray icon that installed with the
driver is fine too, even if it takes a couple of clicks to get to this option.
Note to self: always install the latest drivers. The ones one the CD
can be outdated.
God natt! (Goodnight)
- Remember when someone's post was ... are you sure you have the latest
drivers? Someone told you so ;-)
> Note to self: always install the latest drivers. The ones one the CD
> can be outdated.
> God natt! (Goodnight)
>Remember when someone's post was ... are you sure you have the latestActually no. Was it you? Sorry in that case.
>drivers? Someone told you so ;-)
I know one should update drivers right off, but when you read
hundreds of posts and articles stating the feature isn't available
and the manual doesn't mention it with a word... OK, I confess! I'm
all too gullible. :-(