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Solved: Cannot Turn Off Tapping On Touch Pad

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  1. STTantrums

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    Ok I have this laptop that belonged to my father and I have a problem. Basically I am wanting to turn off the 'tapping' on the touch pad but I just can't.
    I have searched online for an answer but nothing I try will work. There are no settings in the control panel, either in the mouse settings or anywhere else that let you turn the tapping off.
    Something I read said to press Fn and F9 but that does nothing.
    I do remember turning the tapping off once when my dad had the laptop but I can't do it the same way because I installed a fresh copy of Windows and it wasn't from the recovery CD so the software for the touch pad isn't there.
    I have tried searching for the software but it appears that this model of laptop doesn't exist!
    It is a Toshiba Equium EA60-173 and the model number is PSA67E-00700C8J but I just can't find anything to do with the laptop on the Toshiba website. I did manage to find and try a program called Toshiba Touch and Launch which let me change some aspects of the touch pad but not the blasted tapping.
    So if anyone can think of anything else I can try apart from what I have tried already then I'm all ears.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Squashman

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    What OS?
     
  3. STTantrums

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    Oh yeah sorry, silly me.
    I'm running Windows Xp Pro. Like I say I tried searching in the control panel and I can't find anything to do with the touch pad and in the mouse section there are no options about it.
    It drives me mad because I have to use it to move the mouse icon but then it's constantly registering taps and opening programs etc and doing stuff that I don't want it to.
     
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    Some machines the Touch pad can NOT be turned off. If you were to stop dragging your thumbs across the pad would help.

    Early on, I had one that the pad could not be turned off, so I taped a piece of cardboard over the pad and had no more problems.
     
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    If there's no option in the mouse settings to adjust settings for the touchpad, then there should be drivers/software on the laptop manufacturer's website for this.
     
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    Thanks guys. Problem is I can't turn it off completely because I have to use it for the mouse pointer. I think that removing the drivers would turn it off completely and taping anything over it wouyld mean I couldn't use it to control the mouse pointer.
    I know for a fact that you can turn the tapping off because I did it before with a Toshiba program but that program is only present if you use the restore CD that came with the laptop, I don't think you can install it seperately.
     
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    So this computer came with XP? Just browsing the Internet it looks to be a very old Notebook.
     
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    I went through every one of the notebooks on there and mine wasn't listed. I even ran Toshibas own program which is supposed to detect my Laptop and it found nothing which is worrying.
    I think I may have to contact Toshiba directly.
    Thanks for the help mate. I'm also going to get the original recovery disc from my father and see if I can nail down the specific drivers.
     
  11. Squashman

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    Do what I said in my post. It is right there. I wouldn't have posted it if I didn't see it.
     
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    Aaah I thought I had tried that Eu version of the site. Brilliant advise mate.
    I'll give them a try and post back.
    Thank you.
     
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    After many attempts to download the damn drivers from their dodgy site I got them and there was indeed an option to turn off the tapping.
    Great advice, thanks again mate.
     
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    Not sure what problems you had with the European site I gave you. I was able to pull them down instantly.

    If this solved your problem you can use the Thread Tools link at the top to mark your thread solved.
     
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