08-26-2010 07:34 AM
I have the Toshiba Satellite E-205, and had the same problem. Try this:
Control Panel->Mouse->Device Settings
There should be a box that says "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing devise is attached." If you check the box, your internal touchpad and mouse buttons should be disabled when you attach a USB mouse.
Hope this helps.
09-04-2012 03:30 AM
Its usually handled in the Touchpad driver software. You can access it via Programs or it should be available in the Control Panel under Mouse and Pointing Devices.
02-02-2015 01:47 PM
I'm having the same issue. I only use this laptop at home & I use an optional USB mouse instead of the touchpad. I want to disable the touchpad but haven't found a way to do it. I found some suggestions on this page...
The first suggestion says there should be a touchpad icon in the tray but I don't see that icon. The 2nd suggestion says to go to control panel > hardware > mouse & look for touchpad entry but I don't have that one either! In mouse properties the last tab (on the right) is hardware, not advanced or anything touchpad related! The 3rd option says to go to device mgr > mice & right click on touchpad entry & choose disable. But I don't have an option for touchpad entry either! In mouse properties & device mgr I see HID-compliant & PS/2 compatible mouse. As I understand it, & I could be wrong about this, but it looks like PS/2 refers to the internal mouse (touchpad). Would it help to update driver? If I did, maybe I could find a disable function. Or if i uninstall PS/2, would I still be able to use the USB mouse? I also do not see anything related to the touchpad in programs.
I've tried FN + F9 & so far as I can tell, that's not working either. When I hold FN & then press F9, after I release those 2 buttons, when I touch the touchpad, it still moves the mouse. It's extremely annoying to be typing something & find the mouse is jumping around because I've accidentally touched the touchpad!!
I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
11-15-2015 01:53 PM
Did you ever find a cure for disabling your touchpad mouse. If so please pass along the info as I can't seem to find an answer to fix this annoying problem.
12-16-2015 12:07 AM
I have found the perfect solution to the wayward touch pad that cannot be disabled on the Toshiba with windows 7... DUCT TAPE. Just tear a piece off the roll and slap it over the pad. PROBLEM SOLVED. At least for the most part. Once in this response it jumped back a couple of spaces but not like before when it jumped all over the place all the time.
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