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How to Disable Your TouchPad - ThinkPad

Symptom

Instructions on how to disable your touchpad

Affected configurations

All ThinkPad Systems

Solution

Solution 1: Short cut Key (for selected ThinkPad models)

  1. Press Fn+F8

  2. A pop up will appear UltraNav device settings

  3. Chose the second option which says Enable track point only (disable touch pad)(Fig 1.1)

    Fn+F8
    Fig 1.1

Solution 2: Manual settings

  1. Click on Windows Start Button  windows start button

  2. Go to Control Panel

  3. Choose Mouse

  4. A pop up screen of Mouse Properties

  5. Choose UltraNav (Fig 2.1) tab or ThinkPad (Fig 2.2) Tab


    Fig 2.1


    Fig 2.2

  6. Uncheck Enable TouchPad

Solution 3: Disable Touchpad via BIOS

  1. Shut down your ThinkPad then power it on.

  2. When the ThinkPad logo comes up, immediately press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. If your system has a Supervisor password set then you'll need to type it in when requested. 

  3. Now use the cursor keys to navigate the menus until you find the one that relates to the TouchPad.

  4. Toggle the setting from Enabled to Disabled.

  5. Then press ESC until you get back to the Main Menu.

  6. Save the updated BIOS settings and then Reboot to Windows.

Note: If you are unsure of what Fn key to press when the ThinkPad is booting, try pressing Enter button and select the bios from there.


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  • Document ID: HT075599
  • Last Updated :24 Aug 2015
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