moderated A question for HP laptop users


Zel Iscel
 

Hi all,

 

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

 

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks and regards

Zel

 

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Glenn / Lenny
 

Do you mean the touch pad?
I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.
Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.
 
HTH.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM
Subject: A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

 

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

 

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks and regards

Zel

 

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Might I ask what your mousepad software happens to be.

On mine, which uses Synaptics, there is an option in the Device Settings tab of Mouse Properties, under Tapping, where you can check a checkbox that will make a double tap at the upper left corner of the mousepad enable/disable it.  The section is called TouchPad Disable Zone Settings and the actual checkbox is Double Tap to Enable or Disable TouchPad.

What I'd recommend if you can't do it via a keyboard shortcut or specific corner double tap is to cut yourself a piece of thick-ish paper (file folder or the back of a note pad tends to work well) of the correct size to cover the mousepad area and tape it such that you can flip it open when you need the mousepad and flip it over the mousepad to cover it when you only want access to the left or right click buttons.  I've used that method for years on devices that give no other option, and it works beautifully.
--

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      ~ Clarence Darrow


Bill White
 

Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

 

HTH.

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

 

Hi all,

 

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

 

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks and regards

Zel

 

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Email: zel@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           


Glenn / Lenny
 

Thanks, I was just trying to remember that thread from the recent past.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

 

HTH.

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

 

Hi all,

 

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

 

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks and regards

Zel

 

image001.jpg

 

Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

Inclusive World

Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           


Zel Iscel
 

Sorry yes, I meant the touchpad.
Brian, I don’t have the details on me at the moment but I will check about the mouse.

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On 10 Mar 2021, at 11:25 am, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

 

HTH.

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

 

Hi all,

 

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

 

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks and regards

Zel

 

image001.jpg

 

Zel Iscel

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Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           


Glenn / Lenny
 


And to be more specific about disabling it in control panel, you can just tap the windows key, and type in device manager, and bring that up, and you may need to right arrow into something to find the touch pad to disable it.
Either HIT compliant devices or maybe another section.
Enter on it when you find it and it puts you in its properties, and on the first page you should find something that is checked called
enable this device
and you can uncheck that, and tab to close or okay.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

Sorry yes, I meant the touchpad.
Brian, I don’t have the details on me at the moment but I will check about the mouse.

Zel Iscel
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On 10 Mar 2021, at 11:25 am, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

HTH.

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Zel

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Email: zel@...

                           


Zel Iscel
 

Thanks Glenn. I was hoping for a quicker way to do it but that might just have to do.

 

Cheers

Zel

 

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Zel Iscel

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Email: zel@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, 10 March 2021 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

And to be more specific about disabling it in control panel, you can just tap the windows key, and type in device manager, and bring that up, and you may need to right arrow into something to find the touch pad to disable it.

Either HIT compliant devices or maybe another section.

Enter on it when you find it and it puts you in its properties, and on the first page you should find something that is checked called

enable this device

and you can uncheck that, and tab to close or okay.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 9:53 PM

Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

Sorry yes, I meant the touchpad.

Brian, I don’t have the details on me at the moment but I will check about the mouse.

Zel Iscel

Inclusive World

Principle Consultant

 

Mobile: +61 0413813885

Email: zel@...



On 10 Mar 2021, at 11:25 am, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

HTH.

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Zel

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Zel Iscel

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Inclusive World

Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@...

                           


Don H
 

On the past several HP laptops I have had the only way to turn off the touch pad is to plung a wireless mouse dongel then in the mouse settings you can set it to disable the touch pad if a external mouse is present.

On 3/9/2021 9:24 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.
Bill White
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*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Glenn / Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: A question for HP laptop users
Do you mean the touch pad?
I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.
Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.
HTH.
----- Original Message -----
*From:*Zel Iscel <mailto:zel@inclusiveworld.com.au>
*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:*Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM
*Subject:*A question for HP laptop users
Hi all,
Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.
On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and regards
Zel
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Loy
 

my HP laptop running Windows 10, I was able to disable it in settings.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users


On the past several HP laptops I have had the only way to turn off the
touch pad is to plung a wireless mouse dongel then in the mouse settings
you can set it to disable the touch pad if a external mouse is present.

On 3/9/2021 9:24 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell
computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

Bill White

billwhite92701@att.net <mailto:billwhite92701@att.net>

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Glenn / Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: A question for HP laptop users

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to
turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

HTH.

----- Original Message -----

*From:*Zel Iscel <mailto:zel@inclusiveworld.com.au>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

*Subject:*A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My
particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse
on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help
desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to
double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on
but that seems to be hit and miss.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Zel

*image001.jpg*

**

Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

Inclusive World

Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@inclusiveworld.com.au <mailto:zel@inclusiveworld.com.au>**


NFB Lab 4
 

I have seen some of those laptops allow you to disable the touchpad by double tapping one finger in the top left corner of the touchpad.

On Mar 10, 2021, at 8:49 AM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:

 my HP laptop running Windows 10, I was able to disable it in settings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@adams.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users


On the past several HP laptops I have had the only way to turn off the
touch pad is to plung a wireless mouse dongel then in the mouse settings
you can set it to disable the touch pad if a external mouse is present.

On 3/9/2021 9:24 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell
computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

Bill White

billwhite92701@att.net <mailto:billwhite92701@att.net>

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
*Glenn / Lenny
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: A question for HP laptop users

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to
turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

HTH.

----- Original Message -----

*From:*Zel Iscel <mailto:zel@inclusiveworld.com.au>

*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

*Sent:*Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

*Subject:*A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My
particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse
on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help
desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to
double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on
but that seems to be hit and miss.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Zel

*image001.jpg*

**

Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

Inclusive World

Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@inclusiveworld.com.au <mailto:zel@inclusiveworld.com.au>**











Van Lant, Robin
 

I’m on an HP laptop right now. I pressed Windows key, typed “touchpad” (all one word) in the search and it came right up.  The first setting I landed on allows me to turn on and off the touchpad with a toggle. The second setting allows  you to chose whether the touchpad stays on when a mouse is plugged in. 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

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And to be more specific about disabling it in control panel, you can just tap the windows key, and type in device manager, and bring that up, and you may need to right arrow into something to find the touch pad to disable it.

Either HIT compliant devices or maybe another section.

Enter on it when you find it and it puts you in its properties, and on the first page you should find something that is checked called

enable this device

and you can uncheck that, and tab to close or okay.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 9:53 PM

Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

Sorry yes, I meant the touchpad.

Brian, I don’t have the details on me at the moment but I will check about the mouse.

Zel Iscel

Inclusive World

Principle Consultant

 

Mobile: +61 0413813885

Email: zel@...



On 10 Mar 2021, at 11:25 am, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:



Hi, Glenn. FN plus ESCAPE does not turn off the touch pad. On Dell computers, FN plus ESCAPE turns off function keys as Media or Hot keys.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

Do you mean the touch pad?

I think someone wrote in that on one brand, they used FN + Escape to turn it off.

Otherwise, you can go to control panel and disable it there too.

HTH.

----- Original Message -----

From: Zel Iscel

Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 8:36 PM

Subject: A question for HP laptop users

Hi all,

Is there a shortcut key to disable the mouse on an HP laptop? My particular laptop is HP ProBook 640 G4.

On Toshiba laptops I used To press the Fn key + f9 to toggle the mouse on and off. My HP Pro doesn’t seem to have this function and the HP help desk in Australia hasn’t been of much use either. They advised me to double press quickly at the bottom left every time I turn the laptop on but that seems to be hit and miss.

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Zel

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Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

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Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@...

                           

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On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:21 AM, Van Lant, Robin wrote:
I pressed Windows key, typed “touchpad” (all one word) in the search and it came right up.
-
This part should be true for any laptop user.  But what happens afterward is directly dependent on the actual touchpad hardware you have and what part of its driver has a direct interface with Windows.

In the case of my HP laptop, when you do that search, the only option that shows up in Windows 10 Touchpad Settings (which is in the Devices dialog) is for touch sensitivity.  And if you choose Precision Touchpad Settings from that search it opens precisely the same Touchpad dialog.  The only way to get to the "under the hood" touchpad settings on this machine is either using the Additional Settings link in that particular pane or using another method to invoke the Synaptics detailed mouse settings dialog.

And my checkbox for Disable internal pointing device when an external USB pointing device is attached is part of the Device Settings tab in the detailed mouse settings dialog.

Given the number of different models of both computers and mousepad hardware out there, dealing with these settings is very much dependent on the exact hardware.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

To think is to differ.
      ~ Clarence Darrow


Zel Iscel
 

Thanks Brian. Luckily for me, my laptop presented the same way as Robert’s so it was easy to disable the touchpad. I just thought there was a shortcut key for it like Toshiba did.

 

I can live without it though.

 

Cheers

Zel

 

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Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

Inclusive World

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Email: zel@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, 11 March 2021 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: A question for HP laptop users

 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:21 AM, Van Lant, Robin wrote:

I pressed Windows key, typed “touchpad” (all one word) in the search and it came right up.

-
This part should be true for any laptop user.  But what happens afterward is directly dependent on the actual touchpad hardware you have and what part of its driver has a direct interface with Windows.

In the case of my HP laptop, when you do that search, the only option that shows up in Windows 10 Touchpad Settings (which is in the Devices dialog) is for touch sensitivity.  And if you choose Precision Touchpad Settings from that search it opens precisely the same Touchpad dialog.  The only way to get to the "under the hood" touchpad settings on this machine is either using the Additional Settings link in that particular pane or using another method to invoke the Synaptics detailed mouse settings dialog.

And my checkbox for Disable internal pointing device when an external USB pointing device is attached is part of the Device Settings tab in the detailed mouse settings dialog.

Given the number of different models of both computers and mousepad hardware out there, dealing with these settings is very much dependent on the exact hardware.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

To think is to differ.
      ~ Clarence Darrow