Re: Disabling Touch-pad on Microsoft Surface

Marilyn Rushton <mrushton@...>

I am new to this list, and I think it's terrific!

I have a new Toshiba laptop with a numpad, so I can use JAWS just as I would
on a PC. The f5 key is a toggle which enables/disables the mouse, pretty
handy. And here's a funny: I sat down for a few hours with it last night
to do my first serious exploration with internet, etc. Sometimes JAWS would
suddenly stop talking, or the volume would change, or I'd be in a different
app.... Later on, my sighted husband suggested cleaning off a lot of the
junk that comes with any new computer, and when he got started, we found
that something called "gesture controls" was on. In short, if you move your
hands a certain way it will change apps, if you touch your lips it mutes, it
you touch another part of your face the volume changes, and on and on it
goes. Who knew! I'm still laughing!


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Kevin Hourigan
via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:07 PM
To: Diana Brent; The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Disabling Touch-pad on Microsoft Surface

Hello Dianna,
Here are some suggestions I had in my notes.
Mouse Pad turn on and off
1. function key plus F7 for Acers, and Tosheba's have a special button above
the mouse pad.
2. control panel
turning the mouse pad on or off
is under the control panel, under "mouse". When you are in the mouse menus,
you will see various tabs starting from the left, but the one you want is
probably at the far right, named "device settings". Tab once and you are in
the list of mouse-type devices that the computer sees as available. In my
case, the mouse pad is the only device. Tab once again, and you are at the
toggle button to "enable" or "disable". After you press on that, click
"apply", then the okay or close button Cheers Kevin.
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Brent via Jfw
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 11:56 AM
Subject: Disabling Touch-pad on Microsoft Surface

I have a Microsoft Surface tablet with a keyboard. The keyboard includes a
standard mouse touch-pad. Does anyone know how to disable this less
drastically other than removing the mouse driver? I have looked on the
microsoft site and can't find anything. In the short term, I have somewhat
solved the problem by taping a used-up plastic Starbuck's card over the pad.

Any help is gratefully appreciated.

Sent from my U2 Mini

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