Disable Touchpad in Windows® 7
What are the needs to disable touchpad of a Windows 7 laptop and what are the methods to disable the touchpad?
The touchpad is also called as the trackpad. This is a pointing device consisting of specialized surface that can translate the motion and position of a user's fingers to a relative position on screen. The touchpad is a common feature of laptop and is a substitute for a mouse to save the desk space. The touchpads vary in size but are rarely made larger than 40 square centimeters (6.3 x 6.3 cm or about 6 inch²). The touchpads can also be found on personal digital assistants (PDAs) and some portable media players, such as the iPod that uses click wheel. The touchpads operate in two ways that are the capacitive sensing and the conductance sensing. The most widespread technology used as of 2010 is sensing the capacitative virtual ground effect of a finger, or the capacitance between sensors. The capacitance based touchpads will not sense the tip of a pencil or other similar objects. Gloved fingers may also be problematic.
The need to disable touchpad of a laptop with Windows 7 and the tips to disable the touchpad are:
- Role of touchpad
- Need to disable
- Tips to disable
Role of touchpad
The touchpad in your laptop provides easy navigation. It helps in replacing the mouse and is very compact. You can enjoy the perfect navigation, selection and all the functions of the mouse using your touchpad.
Need to disable
You may need to disable your touchpad in your laptop as it may get in your way when typing on keyboard. At times, touchpad will accidentally come in contact with your palms, and your thumbs tapping. The buttons for the touchpad making the erratic pointer movements and unwanted characters appear on your screen and creates typing errors and difficulties.
Disabling your touchpad in your laptop is easy and you can do it on your own. Go to Start Menu, and then Control Panel, printers and other hardware, select Mouse. Then, you can choose the 'Device Select' tab and then select the 'Disable device' under the TouchPad section. This will help you to disable the touchpad in your laptop.
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