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Gateway Laptop touchpad

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  1. dannydvr

    dannydvr Thread Starter

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    I am trying to figure out how to disable the touchpad on my Gateway Laptop. It seems I am constantly brushing the touchpad and sending the cursor in places I wish it wouldn't go.

    I have tried rightclicking on the desktop and going to personalize, but I don't find a setting for the touchpad under the device manager/mouse properties.

    Appreciate any help given.

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    What's the model name/model number of that Gateway laptop?

    There may be a setting in the BIOS or a key combination that allows you to disable the touchpad.

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  3. dannydvr

    dannydvr Thread Starter

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    Gateway model number is MD7818u

    Thanks!
     
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    From the Acer support site (which also owns and provides support for Gateway and eMachines):

    How do I enable or disable the touchpad on my notebook?

    The touchpad on your notebook may be disabled by pressing a certain key combination. This same key combination also enables the touchpad.

    To disable or enable the touchpad on most notebooks, press and hold the Fn key down and then press the F6 or F7 key.

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  5. dannydvr

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    I tried both combinations...Fn + F6 and Fn + F7, with no success. Appreciate your help, but I may be stuck.
     
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    A lot of my laptops use a driver called synaptics which is listed as a pointing device which might be for the touchpad feature. you can check in add/remove and see if something like that is installed as a driver if so then you can remove it. i use an external wired usb mouse and its much easier and faster than the touchpad anyway.
     
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