Windows 10: Laptop Touchpad Automatically Disables and Causes Shift Key Pasting

Discus and support Laptop Touchpad Automatically Disables and Causes Shift Key Pasting in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Earlier this week, my computer started having a problem which is, by all means, bizarre. For seemingly no reason at all, my touchpad automatically... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Greg Gaus, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Greg Gaus Win User

    Laptop Touchpad Automatically Disables and Causes Shift Key Pasting


    Earlier this week, my computer started having a problem which is, by all means, bizarre. For seemingly no reason at all, my touchpad automatically stops working, rendering me unable to use it. This problem can be easily fixed with a USB mouse, I'm aware of that, but that's not the end of it. For reasons even more mysterious than the self-disabling touchpad, whenever the touchpad freezes, pressing the Shift key when writing something causes me to paste whatever I last copied. The Insert key isn't jammed or anything, so the reason for this "Shift key pasting" is unknown, and why it only does that whenever my touchpad freezes is anybody's guess.


    I discovered two temporary fixes for this problem. Whenever I press either the Shift key on my laptop's built-in keyboard or the Caps Lock key on my USB keyboard (which I've been using after some of my laptop keyboard buttons stopped working), the touchpad unfreezes. Sometimes after unfreezing I can use the touchpad for hours before it disables again, and other times it only works for a few seconds, and sadly, the latter case appears to be increasing in frequency now. I have a couple of solutions in mind already, including disabling the laptop keyboard whenever I'm online, replacing the old keyboard with a new one, and outright buying a new computer that isn't likely to have this problem.

    My question is, are any of these three solutions likely to give me a more permanent fix to this problem than just pressing the Caps Lock key whenever it comes up? Is there another, better solution I'm just not seeing? If anyone has any answers to these two questions, I'd love to hear them.

    :)
     
    Greg Gaus, Dec 7, 2018
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  2. nxavis9 Win User

    I want to disable touchpad on Dell laptop


    Hello everyone,
    My laptop's touchpad works and I don't want it to, because I prefer a mouse. It's a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series on windows 10 OS.

    What I have tried that hasn't worked:
    • start<settings<devices<mouse & touchpad<additional mouse options. This opens a window called Mouse Options which has 5 tabs up top, none of which involve the touchpad. The Hardware tab shows 2 devices: the mouse itself, and the USB. No touchpad there.
    • windows key+x<mobility center. No touchpad to be found.
    • various function keys. No options for touchpad on/off.
    • device manager<mice and other pointing devices. Again, only the mouse and usb show up. It appears the touchpad is working without a driver, which is a little spooky.
    Any other suggestions? I could try downloading a third party driver, but that seems like a step in the wrong direction.
    Thanks
     
    nxavis9, Dec 7, 2018
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  3. Josie23 Win User
    I want to disable touchpad on Dell laptop


    These 7 steps allowed me to disable my touchpad (Dell laptop, Windows 10):

    1. Win Start button
    2. Type in "device manager"
    3. Select Device Manager to open it
    4. Click down arrow to left of "Mice and other..." to expand
    5. Right click Dell Touchpad
    6. Disable device
    7. Yes


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    Josie23, Dec 7, 2018
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  4. Laptop Touchpad Automatically Disables and Causes Shift Key Pasting

    TouchPad problem


    see attached screenshot of the keys after I re ran the scan

    so i assume next steps are to have that program open that you suggested whilst using the laptop and then when the touchpad gets disabled to check if the keys have changed?
     
    bartjunited, Dec 7, 2018
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