Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Disabling the Trackpad/Touchpad Buttons on a Lenovo T420 (and similar) with Windows 7

There are many reasons for disabling your Lenovo trackpad and its mouse buttons: those buttons can be quite irritating if you're trying to work with the laptop on your lap, tilted-up, such that you keep hitting them by mistake, for instnace.

Disabling your Lenovo trackpad is easy. Unfortunately you can't (as far as I know) currently disable just the buttons and not the pad, but for those looking to suppress them, this will still be a welcome guide.

Six Steps to Disabling the Touchpad on a Lenovo T420 (and similar) with Windows 7

  1. Open the Windows Start Menu.

  2. Enter "mouse" into the Search Box, and choose "Mouse Properties" from the results.

  3. This screen appears.

  4. Select the 'UltraNav' tab on the far right.

  5. Deselect the 'Enable TouchPad' option, CTRL plust T plus Enter.

  6. Click 'Apply' (Ctrl plus a plus enter).

  7. You're done. : )


Aris Liang said...

As further explored, I found it's possible to just disable to buttons below touchpad:
UltraNav - Touchpad Settings - Buttons - Enable unchecked.

a guy said...

@Aris_Liang - Sorry I'm late getting back to my own party but thanks for the additional tip. :) I really do apologize for the late reply--I don't monitor so much here due to the fact it's more of an old scratchpad idea (share stuff found with others for their edification/utility as they see fit, whoever they are) but I'm back in a position of lots of scratchpadding being likely. Rega'dz!