How to disable this?

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I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
like it, but it did not work.

Thanks!

------------------------
On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Please post link to HP support for your model laptop, or at least give
    us the model number. There is either a way to disable through the bios
    or through the services that start in XP.
    Best,
    Treeman


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  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,
    There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the touchpad.
    It disabled the touchpad.

    Don
    [MS MVP- IE/OE]

    <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    > answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    > device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    > like it, but it did not work.
    >
    > Thanks!
    > ------------------------
    > On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    > always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    > find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    > when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    > the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yeah, I sort of knew this was not the best place for this question.
    But as I said, I already tried the HP Hardware newsgroup and HP
    Support, but got no responses there.

    The model is the Pavilion dv4040us. There is no button above the
    touchpad. although that suggestion made me search the entire keypad
    area again. No luck. I'll keep looking.

    Thanks
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I also looked at the manual on cd again and it has exact directions on
    how to disable the touchpad. Problem there is that my control panel
    mouse settings do not have what the manual is referring to. I think
    this is because I downloaded and installed the MS intellipoint software
    to get some added functionality for my usb mouse. The mouse works
    great, but the control panel has the setup for intellipoint, not the
    original mouse setup that came with the computer.

    Do you think if I uninstall the intellipoint software, the original
    control panel configuration for the mouse / touchpad will become
    available?

    Thanks
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    shepard97504@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    > answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    > device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    > like it, but it did not work.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ------------------------
    > On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    > always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    > find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    > when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    > the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.

    This would be something peculiar to your laptop and nothing whatsoever to do
    with Windows. If you wish to know how to do something, then RTFM or call HP
    support.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,
    It's certainly worth a try. It's easy enough to reinstall the Intellipoint
    driver.

    Don
    [MS MVP- IE/OE]

    <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1120288475.326744.9840@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Do you think if I uninstall the intellipoint software, the original
    > control panel configuration for the mouse / touchpad will become
    > available?
    >
    > Thanks
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Have you tried looking in the BIOS for a setting to disable it?

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    <shepard97504@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1120287509.992992.192740@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > Yeah, I sort of knew this was not the best place for this question.
    > But as I said, I already tried the HP Hardware newsgroup and HP
    > Support, but got no responses there.
    >
    > The model is the Pavilion dv4040us. There is no button above the
    > touchpad. although that suggestion made me search the entire keypad
    > area again. No luck. I'll keep looking.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    > there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the touchpad.
    > It disabled the touchpad.
    >
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >
    > <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >> like it, but it did not work.
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >> ------------------------
    >> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >>
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You mean HP that MAKE these laptops couldn't tell you how to disable the
    touchpad?

    <shepard97504@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1120287509.992992.192740@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > Yeah, I sort of knew this was not the best place for this question.
    > But as I said, I already tried the HP Hardware newsgroup and HP
    > Support, but got no responses there.
    >
    > The model is the Pavilion dv4040us. There is no button above the
    > touchpad. although that suggestion made me search the entire keypad
    > area again. No luck. I'll keep looking.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    cccccccc uuuuuuu nnnnnnnnn tttttttttttt


    "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
    news:Vulxe.1018$kS7.842@fe01.ams...
    > shepard97504@yahoo.com wrote:
    >> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >> like it, but it did not work.
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> ------------------------
    >> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >
    > This would be something peculiar to your laptop and nothing whatsoever to
    > do with Windows. If you wish to know how to do something, then RTFM or
    > call HP support.
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of every
    sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?

    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    >> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >> touchpad.
    >> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>
    >> Don
    >> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>
    >> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>> ------------------------
    >>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Do you talk in a monotone?

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Bob" <Gmail@er.net> wrote in message
    news:OlkbI6CgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of
    > every sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?
    >
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >> news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi,
    >>> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    >>> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >>> touchpad.
    >>> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>>
    >>> Don
    >>> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>>
    >>> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >>>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >>>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks!
    >>>> ------------------------
    >>>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >>>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >>>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    The Exclamation Point: !

    The exclamation point is the punctuation zapper.

    It is used as a kind of visual scream.

    At the end of a sentence, the exclamation point shows you really, really
    mean it:

    Don't even think of going there!

    At the end of a word, the exclamation point makes the word louder:

    Help!


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    About ten or so years ago, there was a mild effort to create a new
    punctuation mark that was a combination question mark and exclamation point.

    This was intended to help writers make questions really loud and even scary:

    Don't you realize the harm you've done ? !

    (I have to write them separately, but you can get the idea by drawing a
    question mark with a pen, and then drawing an exclamation point right on top
    of the question mark.)

    The idea never caught on, but it's probably just as well!


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you use the internet a lot, you probably already know this, but if not
    I'd like to include some net manners here.

    Do not write your words in ALL UPPERCASE to add emphasis.

    It feels like you're shouting.

    If you can't use an exclamation point, the accepted net-punctuation is to
    enclose the words in stars: *Like this*


    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Bob" <Gmail@er.net> wrote in message
    news:OlkbI6CgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of
    > every sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?
    >
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >> news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi,
    >>> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    >>> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >>> touchpad.
    >>> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>>
    >>> Don
    >>> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>>
    >>> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >>>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >>>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks!
    >>>> ------------------------
    >>>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >>>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >>>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yeah it's like TYPING WITH ALL CAPS, it's annoying! (note the PROPER use of
    an ! and CAPS.
    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:udNCrpDgFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > The Exclamation Point: !
    >
    > The exclamation point is the punctuation zapper.
    >
    > It is used as a kind of visual scream.
    >
    > At the end of a sentence, the exclamation point shows you really, really
    > mean it:
    >
    > Don't even think of going there!
    >
    > At the end of a word, the exclamation point makes the word louder:
    >
    > Help!
    >
    >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > About ten or so years ago, there was a mild effort to create a new
    > punctuation mark that was a combination question mark and exclamation
    > point.
    >
    > This was intended to help writers make questions really loud and even
    > scary:
    >
    > Don't you realize the harm you've done ? !
    >
    > (I have to write them separately, but you can get the idea by drawing a
    > question mark with a pen, and then drawing an exclamation point right on
    > top of the question mark.)
    >
    > The idea never caught on, but it's probably just as well!
    >
    >
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > If you use the internet a lot, you probably already know this, but if not
    > I'd like to include some net manners here.
    >
    > Do not write your words in ALL UPPERCASE to add emphasis.
    >
    > It feels like you're shouting.
    >
    > If you can't use an exclamation point, the accepted net-punctuation is to
    > enclose the words in stars: *Like this*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Bob" <Gmail@er.net> wrote in message
    > news:OlkbI6CgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of
    >> every sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?
    >>
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >>> news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on mine,
    >>>> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >>>> touchpad.
    >>>> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>>>
    >>>> Don
    >>>> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>>>
    >>>> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >>>>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked in
    >>>>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>>>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks!
    >>>>> ------------------------
    >>>>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>>>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could not
    >>>>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump it
    >>>>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>>>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need too.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Bye!

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Bob" <Bytt@bgh.com> wrote in message
    news:eGm0GSPgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Yeah it's like TYPING WITH ALL CAPS, it's annoying! (note the PROPER use
    > of an ! and CAPS.
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:udNCrpDgFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> The Exclamation Point: !
    >>
    >> The exclamation point is the punctuation zapper.
    >>
    >> It is used as a kind of visual scream.
    >>
    >> At the end of a sentence, the exclamation point shows you really, really
    >> mean it:
    >>
    >> Don't even think of going there!
    >>
    >> At the end of a word, the exclamation point makes the word louder:
    >>
    >> Help!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> About ten or so years ago, there was a mild effort to create a new
    >> punctuation mark that was a combination question mark and exclamation
    >> point.
    >>
    >> This was intended to help writers make questions really loud and even
    >> scary:
    >>
    >> Don't you realize the harm you've done ? !
    >>
    >> (I have to write them separately, but you can get the idea by drawing a
    >> question mark with a pen, and then drawing an exclamation point right on
    >> top of the question mark.)
    >>
    >> The idea never caught on, but it's probably just as well!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> If you use the internet a lot, you probably already know this, but if not
    >> I'd like to include some net manners here.
    >>
    >> Do not write your words in ALL UPPERCASE to add emphasis.
    >>
    >> It feels like you're shouting.
    >>
    >> If you can't use an exclamation point, the accepted net-punctuation is to
    >> enclose the words in stars: *Like this*
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bob" <Gmail@er.net> wrote in message
    >> news:OlkbI6CgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>> Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of
    >>> every sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?
    >>>
    >>> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>> I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Regards,
    >>>>
    >>>> Richard Urban
    >>>>
    >>>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >>>> news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on
    >>>>> mine,
    >>>>> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >>>>> touchpad.
    >>>>> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Don
    >>>>> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able to
    >>>>>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>>>>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks!
    >>>>>> ------------------------
    >>>>>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>>>>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could
    >>>>>> not
    >>>>>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump
    >>>>>> it
    >>>>>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>>>>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need
    >>>>>> too.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  16. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    !


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23QoNTYPgFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Bye!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Bob" <Bytt@bgh.com> wrote in message
    > news:eGm0GSPgFHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Yeah it's like TYPING WITH ALL CAPS, it's annoying! (note the PROPER use
    >> of an ! and CAPS.
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:udNCrpDgFHA.3232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>> The Exclamation Point: !
    >>>
    >>> The exclamation point is the punctuation zapper.
    >>>
    >>> It is used as a kind of visual scream.
    >>>
    >>> At the end of a sentence, the exclamation point shows you really, really
    >>> mean it:
    >>>
    >>> Don't even think of going there!
    >>>
    >>> At the end of a word, the exclamation point makes the word louder:
    >>>
    >>> Help!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> About ten or so years ago, there was a mild effort to create a new
    >>> punctuation mark that was a combination question mark and exclamation
    >>> point.
    >>>
    >>> This was intended to help writers make questions really loud and even
    >>> scary:
    >>>
    >>> Don't you realize the harm you've done ? !
    >>>
    >>> (I have to write them separately, but you can get the idea by drawing a
    >>> question mark with a pen, and then drawing an exclamation point right on
    >>> top of the question mark.)
    >>>
    >>> The idea never caught on, but it's probably just as well!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>
    >>> If you use the internet a lot, you probably already know this, but if
    >>> not I'd like to include some net manners here.
    >>>
    >>> Do not write your words in ALL UPPERCASE to add emphasis.
    >>>
    >>> It feels like you're shouting.
    >>>
    >>> If you can't use an exclamation point, the accepted net-punctuation is
    >>> to enclose the words in stars: *Like this*
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bob" <Gmail@er.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:OlkbI6CgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Does your manual explain why 99% of your posts have an ! at the end of
    >>>> every sentence? Do you know what an ! is used for?
    >>>>
    >>>> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ewGebkwfFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> I'll bet it explains it in your manual also! (-:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Richard Urban
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:O$Zs9XqfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>> There are probably differences even among Pavilion models, but on
    >>>>>> mine,
    >>>>>> there's a button about an inch long, quarter inch wide above the
    >>>>>> touchpad.
    >>>>>> It disabled the touchpad.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Don
    >>>>>> [MS MVP- IE/OE]
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> <shepard97504[at]yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:1120259174.578947.303500@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>>>> I posted the following on a HP hardware forum, but no one was able
    >>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>> answer the question. Does anyone here have a suggestion? I looked
    >>>>>>> in
    >>>>>>> device manager, and disabled the only thing I could find that looked
    >>>>>>> like it, but it did not work.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks!
    >>>>>>> ------------------------
    >>>>>>> On my HP Pavilion laptop, when I use my usb mouse, which is almost
    >>>>>>> always,is there any way to disable the computer touchpad? I could
    >>>>>>> not
    >>>>>>> find anyway to do this, but may just be missing it. I tend to bump
    >>>>>>> it
    >>>>>>> when typing and this causes all sorts of trouble. Since I don't use
    >>>>>>> the touch pad, I want to turn it off and only enable it if I need
    >>>>>>> too.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    shepard97504@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I also looked at the manual on cd again and it has exact directions on
    > how to disable the touchpad. Problem there is that my control panel
    > mouse settings do not have what the manual is referring to. I think
    > this is because I downloaded and installed the MS intellipoint software
    > to get some added functionality for my usb mouse. The mouse works
    > great, but the control panel has the setup for intellipoint, not the
    > original mouse setup that came with the computer.
    >
    > Do you think if I uninstall the intellipoint software, the original
    > control panel configuration for the mouse / touchpad will become
    > available?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    It's interesting, but the review at
    <http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/tools/amz/product_detail.php/mode/pc-hardware/ASIN/B0008DJN1Q>
    says it has a "a touchpad with on/off button". See Keyboard and Mouse
    under Basics.
  18. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yes, the review does say that, but it is not on this model. At least
    not mine. The manual does instruct how to turn off the touchpad using
    control panel. Problem is that I have installed the MS Intellipoint
    software for my usb mouse and that is all that shows up now in control
    panel. The original HP mouse control panel items are gone. I am
    hoping to be able to turn the touchpad off without having to first
    uninstall the Intellipoint software. It's looking like that may be my
    only option to try. A real pain even if it works to have to do it each
    time. May just have to take the usb mouse on a daily basis and always
    use that, permanently disabling the touchpad. An ON/OFF button would
    be really nice and should be standard on a laptop.

    > It's interesting, but the review at
    > <http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/tools/amz/product_detail.php/mode/pc-hardware/ASIN/B0008DJN1Q>
    > says it has a "a touchpad with on/off button". See Keyboard and Mouse
    > under Basics.
  19. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Problem resolved.... I managed to connect with a very good technician
    during an HP help chat session. She described a specific procedure
    (specific order) of uninstalling and reinstalling software and drivers
    for the MS mouse and HP touchpad. This left me with buttons and tabs
    for both devices in control panel. Now I can disable or decrease the
    sensitivity of the touchpad while using the mouse without first having
    to uninstall the intellipoint software.
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