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how can get the touchpad turned off when my logitech mouse is plugged via usb. when I used control panel to turn off tp it says it is disabled.

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both touchpad and mouse are active even though the touchpad is disabled

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In some extreme cases I have helped people tape a piece of light cardboard over their touchpad... Unless you have two different control panels with competing settings, it really should be disabled systemwide with that one setting.

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Are you saying that the touchpad works in Firefox even though it is disabled in other applications?

When you used the control panel, did you find a Touchpad tab in your Mouse control panel? That's where I usually check.

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I am saying that the touch pad still is active/turned on/ works, even though it is disabled according to the menu screen that I reach through control panel. It works all the time, in any program I am using. My latest attempt is to delete the software (Alps vers. 7.1207.101.225) but I see that has not worked either. I'm a poor typist and need to watch the keyboard and my thumbs touch the pad and send the cursor and current words somewhere other than the line on which I am trying to write. Very frustrating.[

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In some extreme cases I have helped people tape a piece of light cardboard over their touchpad... Unless you have two different control panels with competing settings, it really should be disabled systemwide with that one setting.

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Had been considering tape but it's so low-tech...on my new laptop! (I'll try it)