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justin's picture
justin
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio

I am working on recovering an older Sony Vaio with Windows Vista Business. The user wants the touchpad disabled. Problem is that when I do this

  • Go to C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series
  • Run VCCPointingDevice.exe
  • Untick the "Enable" checkbox and voila

The "Enable" box is already NOT checked but the touchpad is still functioning. I have tried a couple other ideas, disabling/uninstalling the driver (just reinstalls on reboot), I have also looked in the control panel under the mouse settings (no option present), and I have tried using the sony vaio control panel (no option for pointing device/touchpad, just mouse and keyboard).

I have installed all updates and drivers to my knowledge for the computer.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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lohnesjc
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio

i know this is blunt but i did same thing check box and thought that it would worked, yet still able to move until i hit apply. So maybe you need to hit apply then test to see if it worked or not.

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renansmed
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio

I have a sony vaio vpcea43fb and disable my touchpad :

  • Synaptics driver doesn't have auto disable option when mouse usb is plugged.
  • Download touchfree and install

This software works very well. when you are using keyboard.

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lacey hawkins
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

fn+f1 and it will enable and disable the touchpad...i figured this out from reading all of your post thanks guys big help i was freaking out i did not know what i was goin to do without a mouse. since my 2 year old disabled it.

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vance_nathan
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

Function (FN button) and F1

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Evangeline
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

Smile Smile I can't believe I finally found my answer. It is Sunday and Sony Support Center is closed. And it took me almost 2 hours searching online (with only keyboard support) to attempt to find a solution.
Sony's online help is totally user-UN-friendly and had no reference to looking in the Vaio Care Control Center for help. Their help was completely useless, as is true for most computer online support (there isn't even a "touchpad" or "hotkey" search result WTH?) I wonder why they keep it hidden away so obscurely, especially when the hotkeys are so easily "accidentally" accessed from the desktop. Having a "HOT KEY" cheat-sheet showing which hot keys enable/disable or affect which settings would've been real helpful and could have been included on the desktop. ;-D
Thanks for your help. So appreciated!!!

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nbowker
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

I had to translate German to find this, and it works! (Sony Vaio -2012- running Windows 7)

Fn + F1

Hold down Fn and toggle F1 to activate/deactivate

Hope it works for you....

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Cuervolinda
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

OMG! Please let me bear your children! I have been trying to find the answer to this problem for over a year now. The second method worked perfectly on my Vaio running Windows 7. Even the IT guy at my job spent about 30-40 minutes fiddling around/researching it before declaring, "It cannot be done." Guess we need a new IT guy.

Thank you, thank you!

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chicorel
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

Still no luck??? I followed all your instructions. Any other ideas?? I have a SONY VPCS111FM with Windows 7

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Michelle
Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio (and of ...

thank you SO MUCH for this.
You made turning off the touchpad super easy. You have made my Sunday!!!!!

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