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How to disable T590 Touchpad?

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How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#1 Post by 03bluecoupe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 pm

I *think* this is the right group for this question... I just purchased T590's for myself and wife. I've bought Thinkpads forEVER because I can't stand touchpads. BUT... I've been looking for three days on how to turn off the touchpad and can't find it. Even called the "support" number to no avail.

It can't be rocket science to disable it. Anyone clue me in to what I'm missing please?

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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#2 Post by 03bluecoupe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:29 pm

Additional info: I can find nothing related to a "Trackpad" anywhere. If I look at the mouse drivers I see "HID-compliant mouse" and "Synaptics Pointing Device". When I choose the "Synaptics Pointing Device" - go to "Change Settings", Disable Device is stippled out. I "Uninstall Device" is still an option but I was just looking to disable vs remove.

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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#3 Post by 03bluecoupe » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm

Figured it out.... in the BIOS...

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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#4 Post by jwjensen356 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm

For Windows 10, go to Settings. Then type in 'Touchpad'. Then to the right, go to 'Additional Settings'. You should see some touchpad icons. Disable checkmark where it says to enable touchpad.

This is what I did, I don't like touchpads either.

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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#5 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:37 pm

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm
For Windows 10, go to Settings. Then type in 'Touchpad'. Then to the right, go to 'Additional Settings'. You should see some touchpad icons. Disable checkmark where it says to enable touchpad.
My wife uses a Yoga 14, which does not have a BIOS setting for this, so this is what we've been doing. Unfortunately, something reenables it periodically (maybe after system updates). On machines where a BIOS setting is available, I prefer to use that.
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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#6 Post by 03bluecoupe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:09 pm

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:02 pm
For Windows 10, go to Settings. Then type in 'Touchpad'. Then to the right, go to 'Additional Settings'. You should see some touchpad icons. Disable checkmark where it says to enable touchpad.

This is what I did, I don't like touchpads either.
Not on the 590s... the geniuses stippled that option out on the 590's. "Uninstall device" is an option but not disable. As I posted above, on the 590's you have to go into the bios to disable it.

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Re: How to disable T590 Touchpad?

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 am

Why not disconnect the touchpad cable either from the pad itself, or from the mobo?
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