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How to disable the touch pad on a Sony Vaio (and of course enable it again!)

OK I finally took the time to figure out how to disable touchpad mouse so it doesn't take two hours to make a post !

I wanted to share this with everyone !!!

Touchpads can get very annoying at times, especially when you are writing a long mail or a piece for your blog. Most of the laptops around have a special button to turn the touchpad on\off, like my old Toshiba had a Fn+F9 button to get rid of it. In Sony Vaio there is no such special button to take care of the same (and I wonder why?) So, how do I get to disable the touchpad when I don't need it?

Here's the key:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series

  2. Run VCCPointingDevice.exe

  3. Untick the "Enable" checkbox and voila!



This would disable the touchpad. You could create a shortcut to the file above for quick, easy access!

To enable the touchpad you need to run the same executable and tick the "Enable" checkbox. You need to have an external mouse to move around, and if you are a GNU-Linux freak, I guess you can make you way around without the mouse. Wink

Moderator note: There's also another method shown in the comments below.

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Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio
Jayson Krause wrote:

You need to have an external mouse to move around and if you are a GNU-Linux freak, I guess you can make you way around without the mouse.

HA I did a whole thread on how to navigate without a mouse see: Keyboard Shortcuts

Nice thread Jayson and I agree its nice when you can turn off the touch pad when needed Smile

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

Aw man, too bad this is only for Sony Vaio. I hate it when the mouse cuts in the middle of my text. Or mysteriously highlights and erases everything.

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

Most laptops you can turn it off. You just have to go to your control panel and find the option. What brand do you have and maybe someone can chime in that has the same.

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

well if you need help disabling a different mouse let me know I will look it up and let ya know !

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

On HP's you hit the button above the touch pad and it disables it (re tap it to enable it). I love my HP lappy Smile

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

yeah thats awesome dont ya wish all laptops were so easy?

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

Need more help to re- enable my touchpad. Someone DISabled it, and I forgot how they did it. Yes, I like it dis-abled, but I'm afraid if I ever drop my wireless mouse or forget to bring it, I can't use the laptop at all! My kid says I can make the touchpad settings very extreme so that they are not very sensitive and it would take a lot to make that stupid cursor jump all over when I'm typing - which is the reason I wanted the touchpad disabled in the first place.

Here's my problem: Your advice is missing a step or something for my laptop. I have a new Sony Vaio E Series with Windows 7. My problem is that you say to go to C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series
But I only have a choice of C:\Program Files\Sony and then the following choices

  • OOBE
  • SmartWi Connection Utility
  • VAIO Care
  • VAIO Help and Support
  • VAIO Personalization Manger
  • VAIO Power Management
  • VAIO Update 5
  • VCM Intelligent Analyzing Manager
  • VCM Intelligent Network Service Manager
  • VCM Manager Settings
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Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio

Hey Glynis!

Give this a shot and let us know how it works out for ya:

  • Go to the Start Menu
  • Type in VAIO Control Center at the bottom, and then click the icon in the results
  • When you're in the Vaio Control Centre, click on Mouse an Keyboard
  • Below it, in the submenu you will see another option named Pointing Device, click it
  • To the right you will see an option to Enable Pointing Device
  • To Enable it (your touchpad, or mouse, whichever you're using), place a check in it; to Disable it, uncheck the box
  • Click the Apply button, then the OK button, and you should be good to go!

Sony Vaio Touchpad Mouse enable Disable
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Re: How to disable the touch-pad on a Sony Vaio

thanks .. absolutely correct !!!

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

Halleluiah!!!!

After reading numerous posts this IS the answer that worked for me :-))

Thank you!!!

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