re: trying to disable the internal touchpad


  1. Posts : 179
    win 10 home 32 bit
       #1

    re: trying to disable the internal touchpad


    This is on a Toshiba laptop model Satellite L455, OS Win 10 Home 32bit. The manual says to hold down the FN key and press F9 to disable the internal touch pad. It isn't working. I went into Win 10 settings > devices > touchpad. There is no on/off switch in the right hand panel. I tried installing the touchpad driver. Still no go, I still can't disable the touchpad. What should I try next?

    Steve
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       #2

    My wife uses a Toshiba C55 Notebook that uses the Fn+F5 key to disable hers. The F5 key has a symbol on it that resembles the shape of the touch pad. Her thumbs tend to get in the way so she turns the touchpad off and uses a wireless mouse. I have seen a few Notebooks with a slide switch on the right edge of the case to control the touchpad. I also have an old Toshiba M45 [still has WinXP] that uses the F9 key.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Steve,

    In addition, you could see if one of the options in the tutorial below may allow you to disable the touchpad.

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10
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  4. Bastet's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #4

    Is the Touchpad section showing only basic settings - no gestures etc?If yes try installing the Microsoft precision touchpad driver:How to install Precision Touchpad Drivers on Windows 10 This will add extra touchpad options under Settings>Devices>Touchpad.
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  5. Chris77's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro...... 20H2...2021-05-24
       #5

    I always disabled it through device manager using a mouse.
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  6. Posts : 162
    Win 10 - 21H1
       #6

    FN / F9 keys work the other way around sometimes. It depends how it is set. I always set my machine to use F keys when pressed, not the associated media or other option, I used FN + F keys for those. Try without FN.
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  7. Posts : 179
    win 10 home 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    re: trying to disable the internal touchpad


    On my Toshiba FN plus F5 controls the switching of the screens (internal, external and dual). The touch pad icon is under the F9.

    Berton said:
    My wife uses a Toshiba C55 Notebook that uses the Fn+F5 key to disable hers. The F5 key has a symbol on it that resembles the shape of the touch pad. Her thumbs tend to get in the way so she turns the touchpad off and uses a wireless mouse. I have seen a few Notebooks with a slide switch on the right edge of the case to control the touchpad. I also have an old Toshiba M45 [still has WinXP] that uses the F9 key.
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    Brink said:
    Hello Steve,

    In addition, you could see if one of the options in the tutorial below may allow you to disable the touchpad.
    BINGO, I got it. Option 4 in the link below did the trick. Thanks for the help.

    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1348
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    reble said:
    re: trying to disable the internal touchpad
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    reble,

    Did you have a posting problem? There is no comment from you in the - - - Updated - - - bit. Had you, perhaps, intended to say that Brink's procedure solved the problem?

    Denis
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