Yeah, I had the menu deal in my system tray for it, but I never did
see an option there to disable either the pointer or the touchpad,
unfortunately. I do have the option to turn either one of them off
in the touchpad and pointers preferences in control panel though.
I'll admit to not really looking super close at the system tray part
though, so it might be that I also missed the option.
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On 8/9/2017 12:02 AM, Gene wrote:
In the system tray, you never saw something that said
something like synaptics pointing device? If you right click on
it, as I recall, a menu comes up. Just what you do after that
is something I'd have to look at. I don't know how common it is
to be able to disable the device in device manager.
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Yeah, I completely know what you're saying. I've found though that
the option for turning it off isn't always obvious, depending on
driver support, type of machine, etc. I've had computers where
it's a button towards the top edge of the touchpad, which is
amazingly wonderful and computers where it's one of those weird
F-key combinations, sometimes not so nice to figure out. Oddly
enough, I've yet to see an option for it in my system tray panel
thingy for the pointer, but I normally just resort to looking in
the preferences area the first time round on a new computer to see
if it's there. :)
I've always been lucky in that I've always had the option to turn
the pesky thing off in Windows, but in Linux or when I was using a
Mac there a while back, that was another beast entirely. I do
agree though, I've always thought it would feel strange to have a
piece of something that would touch my wrists when I was typing.
On 8/8/2017 11:32 PM, Gene wrote:
There's nothing wrong with doing that but it shouldn't be
difficult to disable it using the System Tray or in some other
way if the System Tray method isn't available. I'd rather
not, for comfort and asthetic reasons, have my wrists bump a
piece of cardboard where there is a nice smooth plastic
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work and classes
wow! simple, cool and inovative. Who says Technology has to be
On 9/8/2017 4:11 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just have somebody cut a piece of cardboard the size of the
> and tape it in place so it can be removed easily.
> Ann P.