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Old 11-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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laptop touchpad switch

I have suse 12.2 on a laptop HP635.

I need to switch of the touchpad because it effects my typing and is a nuisance. It had originally windoze 7 which allowed for switching off by a little mark on the touchpad.
I use a wireless mouse instead of the touchpad.

Is there anything in suse that can switch off the touch pad?
Thanks for your help

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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It's a shot in the dark, I have an Asus with a function key that will turn off the touchpad. The symbol on the key looks like a rectangle with a line into it; it supposed to look like a finger on the touchpad, but you'd never figure it out if you didn't already know what it meant.

I found a link to the HP manual but it wouldn't work for me.
Old 11-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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laptop switch

hi thanks for your idea f4 is the only rectangle with a line on either side.

It does not work. Thanks for trying maybe someone else has come across
the problem? The HP635 is made by Altec. Being branded by HP.


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