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Preventing windows 8 from enabling touchpad on logon

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Preventing windows 8 from enabling touchpad on logon


    I'm always using a mouse... so I keep my touchpad disabled with the hotkeys so I can type and work without the risk of pressing touchpad.

    But each time I logon, or bring my pc back from sleep, windows turns my touchpad back on... this is really frustrating.

    Is there a way to prevent windows 8 to turn my touchpad on each time I login?
    My notebook is a lenovo b590.

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Depending on your touchpad make and drivers you should be able to turn it on/off through the mouse properties in Control Panel.

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  3. #3


    Ohio
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    Windows 8 Pro


    If that doesn't work, try this: Open Control Panel and start typing " mouse" in the box at the top right. On mine it will show a mouse icon at the top left side. Double click the mouse icon and it will bring up a box with a tab for Touch Pad settings where you can disable the touch pad. That's the way it works on mine.
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