Is there a way to disable the touchpad on the Ultrabook? Thanks.
Here are the instructions to disable touchpad if you synaptics drivers installed - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/scicoria/archive/2013/01/29/disable-swipe-on-syn...
Assuming you are using Windows 8, here are the stepsopen Search Charm > Enter "Mouse" in search boxGo to settings section. You will get "change mouse settings" option. Select thatIf you open that window, you will get option to change settings of Touch Pad.
In my Intel SDP, I did not find settings for Touch Pad as @Ural said.
But I could disable my touch pad after installing Synaptic's drivers.
Mouse > change mouse settings. Please refer the attached image.
If you follow the attached flow, you will be able to disable the touchpad.
I too, don't have a Touchpad tab on my mouse driver to disable it.
Do you have the URL to download the proper Synaptic drivers for the Intel SDP?
Thank you both!
I see exactly as Ural described on the Intel PUB-RD running Windows 8 Pro. In device manager the touchpad shows as an Alps Pointing-device manufactured by Alps Electric. You could uninstall the driver which would be a brute force way to stop it working.
Under what category in Device Manager do you see the Alps Pointing Device (see attached screenshot).
On mine it is in Mice and other pointing devices, see attached.
Of course if the reason for disabling the touchpad is because of erroneous actions when typing *and* you have the touchpad configuration tool - probably available via hidden icon in the taskbar then you can adjust TouchGuard TM. at the bottom - see attached.
I'm obviously missing a driver, since I have neither the Touchpad tab under mouse settings, nor any Alps pointing device in Device Manager. I'll try to locate and install the Synaptics driver and report back my results.
I see quite a number of OEMs listed on the Synaptics site: http://www.synaptics.com/resources/drivers/oem_support, but not Intel. Which driver did you download?
@Sam: I downloaded the drivers from their direct link: synaptics.com/resources/drivers for windows 8 (113.9 MB). I guess you should not worry about OEM support, this should just work fine for you. I did not try Alps drivers but you could: eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/10569-windows-8-alps-touchpad-driver.html (I'm not sure if they are official or will work correctly).
@David and @Ural, you guys are right as from your screenshots, I can see you have Alps drivers installed. The reason I could not see the settings on my ultrabook is that I did not have them installed.
So one could go and install Alps or Synaptics drivers to work with touchpad settings. I hope this make sense.
Did you check out Intel Premier Support for the driver?
I think checking the follwoing link may help with you http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc...
To disable the TouchPad:
I see you have made a huge number of posts across Intel forums and are trying to help but I believe this refers to an Intel PUB-RD running Windows 8. The drivers are available from Intel Premier Support. The link you gave was for HP Laptop running Vista or Windows 7.
Yes, David. You are right, It is indeed in the driver package that comes with PUB-RD additionally one can obtain it from Premier support. Thanks for pointing out that. It is just our basic instinct, when we see a problem we tend to go to Google;)
Glad to be of help, have you resolved the issue now?
I have same issue and search PUB-RD in HP TS but can't find it.
Hi, on keypad some times the manufacturer make a shortcut key for disable this.
Sorry i missed your post.
PUB-RD refers to an Intel Ultrabook released to developers and now no longer supported by Intel Premier support. If you have one of these then you will need the drivers for the PUB-RD. If not then you need to get the driver from your Ultrabook manufacturer.
1. Disable Laptop Touchpad via Control Panel
This option is applicable to users not using the touchpad at all, as this way they can disable it once and for all. For users who are just looking to disable it while typing, can use the freeware discussed below.
Go to Mouse Properties via Control Panel.
There is an option of Touchpad, from where you can simply turn off the touchpad and Save.
If you do not see this option in the Mouse Properties menu, it could only mean that you do not have the touchpad driver installed on your laptop.
At first, I did not see it either and downloaded the Synaptics Touchpad Driver (I’m using Dell Inspiron 15), which totally solved my purpose. After installing the driver, I could access the option of disabling the touchpad from the tray icon and also through the shortcut from my keyboard – Fn + F3 (which was not working until I installed the driver). Therefore, I would suggest you to visit your respective vendor’s website and download the touchpad driver for a permanent solution.
2. Disable Laptop Touchpad via Device Manager
In case you do not find the driver, there is yet another option to disable your touchpad is through the Device Manager, but FYI, it only gives you the option to uninstall the driver, so make sure you keep a backup first and then go for it.