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jaytee309

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I found the sequence to uninstall the driver, and it told me that was done.

The touchpad still is dysfunctional, interrupting typing.

fn+f7 doesn't work either.

TY
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

(*.*)
Power User
Hi,

Gateway ne522 has uses Synaptics touchpad drivers (download). When properly installed, they should have two options:

1. Disable the touchpad temporarily by tapping the upper-left corner (1), although the feature availability may vary from device to device.

c01986541.jpg

2. Disable the touchpad permanently by opening Control Panel (icons view), clicking on the Mouse icon and disabling clickpad.

TouchPad_Settings.jpg

Either action triggers the red light on the touchpad indicating that it's off.

The alternative option is to disable device installation before uninstalling the driver, then reboot.

Vadim
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

jaytee309

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I can't find an icons view control panel; I eventually got to the mouse settings dialog, and there was no 'touch pad settings' option.
Thanks for the starting place.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

jaytee309

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After reading the control panel thread, I'll take a different approach. Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

(*.*)
Power User

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

jaytee309

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There are now two drivers available at the Gateway page - synaptics and elantech. Neither one produces the "touch pad settings" dialog posted by Vadikan. There is no "click pad disable" button on either screen. The upper left corner action = no change at all. fn+f7 gets gibberish about caret browsing.

I didn't do the "disable device installation" uninstall, because of the warning Vadikan attached.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

(*.*)
Power User
This is strange. Let's check.

1. In Device Manger, right-click your touchpad - Properties.
2. Post screenshots of tabs:
Driver
Details with Hardware IDs selected from the drop-down
3. Open Mouse settings and post the tab with touchpad settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

jaytee309

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Thanks for your effort. Any way I can improve the resolution of the screenshots?
 

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  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

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I still don't see the Driver tab displayed. Hardware IDs are not displayed either, so you may need to read my instructions more carefully. I don't care for image resolution, as long as I see what I asked for :)

Meanwhile, there should be an option to turn off Elan touchpad in Mouse settings. Show them to us.

If you haven't installed ELAN touchpad driver from the Gateway page, do it before showing the requested screenshots.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

jaytee309

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The elantech driver is currently installed.

Closest thing to elan tab in control panel/mouse.Screenshot (5).png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

jaytee309

New Member
Clicking that "disable" box makes it say that the mouse is disabled, but it's not. Nothing changes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

(*.*)
Power User
All right, you've got the latest ELAN driver, but it doesn't look like it's detecting your touchpad properly. At least, there's no indication that it's a touchpad in the device manager and ELAN settings. This is something to address to Gateway technical support, actually.

Perhaps, other forum members will produce better ideas, but at this point I have nothing to offer except for the workaround that prevents device installation. It's reversible, meaning you'd have clear the restriction every time you install a new device. Therefore, I'd recommend plugging in all your home USB devices before using the workaround, so their drivers get installed before you disable installation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

jaytee309

New Member
Oops.

On a random piece of paper from the packing, I just saw, in fairly large type, "You can turn the touchpad on/off by pressing the f6 key."

It even worked. I am (marginally) glad we did this thread, because it showed me some things I was supposed to know. Thanks for your effort.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    gateway ne522
    CPU
    amde1

Vadikan

(*.*)
Power User
I'm glad you've figured it out. Shows that reading manuals is indeed helpful :)

Please mark the thread as solved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 SSD@120Gb + 1 HDD@750Gb)

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