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Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible?

(I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want to make sure it supports my needs).

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You can disable it in System -> Hardware as far as I remember.

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I was looking for simple checkbox rather than disabling device in hardware list, but that will also work I guess. Thanks. –  Peter Štibraný Sep 9 '11 at 18:00
Well there's also the Touchpad settings in Control Panel -> Mouse but I'm not sure if you can perma-disable it there. Might be worth a look. –  Nicholas Smith Sep 12 '11 at 8:18
that's why I asked here ;-) I don't use this setup yet, so I cannot look myself. Thanks for your help. –  Peter Štibraný Sep 12 '11 at 10:02
I'm too much of an Apple nerd to remember the Windows control panels with anything other than abject horror ;) –  Nicholas Smith Sep 12 '11 at 10:06

Via Control Panel you can't. Although you can disable the "touch click", and that way the click is made by "clicking" the trackpad, thus reducing accidental clicking. There are 3rd-party tools for disabling it easily, or when a mouse is connected, but the few I tried (Trackpad++ and TrackpadMagic) didn't work for me (MBA Mid2011 + Win7)

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How do I disable "touch click"? That's the stuff that makes the cursor jump while I'm typing. And I hate hate hate it. Actually I just found this Touchpad++ driver. Gonna try it next: discussions.apple.com/thread/2436935?start=0&tstart=0 –  user16276 Jan 10 '12 at 18:22

Start > Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Apple Keyboard/Trackpad > Right click, Properties > Hardware > HID- Compliant mouse, MICE and OT.. > Properties > Anable/Disable//

You must disable the both Mice and ot.. becouse one is for the click's and one is for the mouse movement.

Greetings, Georgi.

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You can disable it in bootcamp control panel.

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