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Brad Phillips
Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 16, 2009 at 7:07:12 pm

Is there a way to disengage the trackpad when I have an external mouse plugged in on a Macbook?

My left hand rests on the keyboard when I edit (ok, I'm lazy...)while my right hand is on the mouse. Similar to what I do with my AVID at work. There my lower plam is resting on the desk top.

Anyone?



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walter biscardi
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 16, 2009 at 7:19:37 pm

Yep, it's in your System Prefs under Keyboard / Mouse.

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Brad Phillips
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 21, 2009 at 3:53:31 am

Walter,

There is nothing in here in the system preferences that indicates disengaging the track pad from what I can tell.

It gives the option to slow things down but not disengage the pad all together...this is driving me nutty.



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walter biscardi
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:35:36 am



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Brad Phillips
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:10:05 pm

Could that fact that I have the older Macbook Pro be the problem?



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Andy Mees
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 25, 2009 at 1:27:37 pm

Nope. Brad, just click the option as Walter has posted in the screenshot. If you don't see that option (in the Trackpad preference pane) then can you post some specifics about your system .. what particular MBP revision are you using and what version of OS X are you running on it?

Best
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walter biscardi
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 25, 2009 at 1:34:45 pm

[Brad Phillips] "Could that fact that I have the older Macbook Pro be the problem?"

Nope. But if you're running Snow Leopard, that could be a problem. My trackpad is now working even though I have that option checked. Guess we'll have to report that to Apple.

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Brad Phillips
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 28, 2009 at 5:26:14 am

Here's what my system shows me under

System preferences: Trackpad



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Brad Phillips
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 28, 2009 at 5:28:52 am

Oh sorry, here's the screen





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Andy Mees
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 28, 2009 at 8:56:27 am

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/200/883547


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Brad Phillips
Re: Disenaging the track pad?
on Nov 30, 2009 at 1:05:33 am

Found the solution....I was running OS 10.5.8. I took it over to Mac Business Solutions in Gaithersburg, MD and had it upgraded to Snow Leopard and the my mac finally displayed "disnengage the track pad when mouse is present" in Systems Preferences-Universal Access.

Thanks.



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