- HP Envy Laptop, disabling Mouse/touch pad
Re: HP Envy Laptop, disabling Mouse/touch pad
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If you use the external mouse approach simply removing the dongle
restores the use of the touch pad and inserting the dongle turns
it back off.
On 9/3/2018 10:05 AM, Brian Vogel
Are you not able to disable it under Device Manager, Mice and
other pointing devices?
You can definitely do as Don has mentioned and check the setting
that's available in every mouse pad driver I know of to disable it
if an external pointing device is plugged in. There are lots of
wireless mice available, even in thrift shops, where all it takes
is the nano dongle.
That being said, I have often used the ultra-low tech solution
with my clients: putting a piece of stiff cardboard, such as
what's on the back of a notepad, over it, taped down on one edge
(usually the left). This is very effective in blocking mousepad
touches while leaving you both the left and right mouse hard
buttons, which can be very handy as opposed to the screen reader
emulation for same. In addition, if you have any sighted help
with even moderate frequency it's much quicker to flip over that
cardboard so they have full mousepad access without having to
fiddle with Device Manager.
Brian - Windows 10
Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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