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On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I'm typing to avoid bumping it?

On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I'm typing to avoid bumping it?

I'm getting very frustrated with this. I know I can use an external mouse and disable the touch pad, but that isn't always convenient.

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Guest [Entry]

"If you're using Windows XP and the Synaptics driver is installed on your Eee PC you can find advanced settings here:

edit: install the Windows Vista Driver from the Synaptics support page (no Win7 driver available yet, but the Vista driver works.

(I'm 99% sure, the 900HA features the Synaptics touchpad, the ElanTec touchpad for the Eee PC was introduced later with the 901)

If you want to disable the touchpad altogether, try TouchFreeze or MS DevCon (can't say whether they work with 7 though)."
Guest [Entry]

Depending on you OS (with the eee-pc I assume it's some linux variant) you may be able to configure the touchpad - those instructions are for Ubuntu, but maybe be useful for other distributions (not sure what is native on the eee-pc).
Guest [Entry]

"Go to Control Panel / Mouse / Pointer Options.
Is Hide pointer while typing unchecked ?"