sony vaio and the touchpad


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Eric

I want to turn the touchpad off on my wifes sony vaio
but in control panel it isnt ther under the mouse icon - where do i control
the touchpad?
Thanks
Eric
 
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Not Me

My laptop isn't a Sony, but many use the Synaptec touchpad.
Usually if you have a mouse plugged in, it works in addition to the
touchpad.
I have never found it necessary to disable the touchpad, and if you did and
the mouse or port failed, how would you get it back?
 
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Augustus

Not Me said:
My laptop isn't a Sony, but many use the Synaptec touchpad.
Usually if you have a mouse plugged in, it works in addition to the
touchpad.
I have never found it necessary to disable the touchpad, and if you did
and the mouse or port failed, how would you get it back?
A number of the Sony VAIO laptop lines have strange issues with the
touchpad reacting in reverse with no real fix available.
 
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LesleyO

If it's because she's accidentally bumping the touchpad with her thumb, rest
assured that over time she will develop the habit of holding he thumb
differently as she types. I learned that when I got my first laptop....

LesleyO
 
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Eric

Not said:
My laptop isn't a Sony, but many use the Synaptec touchpad.
Usually if you have a mouse plugged in, it works in addition to the
touchpad.
I have never found it necessary to disable the touchpad, and if you did and
the mouse or port failed, how would you get it back?
I want to turn the fool thing off, i have an external mouse, but if you
accidentally brush the pad while typing, your mouse jumps all over the place
and screws up everything.
I have never found it necessary to disable the touchpad, and if you did and
the mouse or port failed, how would you get it back?
Great! Thats good for you but not for me.
When have all the USB ports ever failed? As long as one works you can plug in
a mouse.
Eric
 
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NoStop

Eric said:
I want to turn the touchpad off on my wifes sony vaio
but in control panel it isnt ther under the mouse icon - where do i
control the touchpad?
Thanks
Eric
Is she running Linux? That can be done by editing the xorg.conf file.

Cheers.

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LAB Enterprises

I found this by googling "disable sony vaio touchpad"...

Go to C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series and run
VCCPointingDevice.exe. Untick the "Enable" checkbox and voila - this would
disable the touchpad. You could create a shortcut to the file above for 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.

Lori
 
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Dana

I want to turn the fool thing off, i have an external mouse, but if you
accidentally brush the pad while typing, your mouse jumps all over the
place
and screws up everything.

Hi. You are not alone. I have had my Sony for a while, and I can not type
on it because of the Mouse Pad. The Pointer jumps all over the place just
like yours. It's really terrible.

I appreciate Lori's shortcut method. I've been doing it the long way.
Under Start > All Programs, look for "Vaio Support Central" and click on
"Vaio Central" TouchPad options are there.

I've set a Windows shortcut to the program Lori provided. :>)

I believe I use to turn this off in the BIOS. I don't remember anymore.

I've noticed the newer HP laptops have a button that turns the TouchPad
on/off. I think this is a great idea, and one I've been waiting a long time
for.
Sony is just terrible in this design.
 
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Eric

LAB said:
I found this by googling "disable sony vaio touchpad"...

Go to C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series and run
VCCPointingDevice.exe. Untick the "Enable" checkbox and voila - this would
disable the touchpad. You could create a shortcut to the file above for 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.

Lori
ok -thanks
Eric
 
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Gordon

YodaPug said:
Help! I've just reformatted the hard drive on my Sony Vaio and installed
Windows 7 (to escape the dreaded Vista originally installed). Now I've
discovered I need a copy of "vccpointingdevice.exe" as mentioned
elsewhere on this thread, to control my touchpad. Can't find a copy
anywhere through Google. Can anyone help with a location for a copy?
Thanx.
Does Sony not have a touchpad driver on their website? They should do.....
 
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+Bob+

Gordon - The problem is twofold - My exact Model Number of Vaio is "not
found" on the Sony Website when I do a search for it. So I don't get any
further in trying to get into their "Support" area. Secondly I believe
what they have are bundled packages of drivers, in ".EXE", executable
format, which probably unbundles a whole heap of drivers & (maybe)
installs them for a particular model. I don't want to do this as who
knows what this might do to my Windows 7 setup, which otherwise is
running very nicely. I'm hoping that someone with a Vaio of around the
right model, say about 3 years ago, will be able to make it available
for me out of their \Sony folder... I do have a request in with Sony for
help on this but have heard nothing so far. It will be interesting so
see if a real person answers, rather than the usual "canned" automated
responses one usually get from manufacturers, which have nothing to do
with the exact problem... Peter.
Try one of the laptop support forums, post in the Sony section. FWIW,
I have doubts that the old driver will work, but it's worth a shot.
You might also find some additional Vista/Win7 driver knowledge there.
 
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