December 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm #58563DanParticipant
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I have just got my i7 book with the keyboard and I was wondering if anyone has come up with a way to disable the touchpad gestures? I keep accidentally minimising to desktop when using the trackpad and as far as I can tell there isn’t a neat way to disable this gesture. I came across this thread: http://techtablets.com/forum/topic/request-deactivate-touchpad-gesture/ which is marked as solved but I can’t actually see the solution.
Any ideas?December 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm #58782DanParticipant
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Quick update on this. I have disabled the hotkey WIN+D (minimise to desktop) to prevent the annoying touchpad gesture which minimises windows to desktop.
DanDecember 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm #58800
How did you disable it?December 20, 2016 at 6:45 am #58976timinusParticipant
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I found this, and it worked.February 4, 2017 at 10:37 pm #61606Tim CParticipant
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Thanks Dan & timinus,
Finally something that worked on my Cube Mix Plus – I was just about ready to throw the keyboard across the room in frustration!
I have found a strange thing though. With the registry key added to disable WIN+D (as via timinus’s link above), I’m finding that a down-swipe from the top edge of the touchpad is sending the letter ‘d’ to the system. For example, when I have MS Word or Notepad open, a down-swipe can trigger the letter ‘d’ to be input at the cursor location. So it’s much better than the global minimise that was happening before, but still a bit frustrating when working on a document. Any thoughts?…February 5, 2017 at 4:47 am #61621
This simple script I wrote for AutoHotkeys works perfectly! It disables all offending touchpad gestures and triggers no letters. Copy and paste the following into a text document and save it as “DisableGestures.ahk” (or download the zipped script file below):
Download and install AuoHotkey (https://autohotkey.com) and double click the .ahk script. Set it to autorun when Windows starts by placing the script file in the startup folder, located here…
Local Disc (C:) –> Users –> “yourusername” –> AppData (hidden folder) –> Roaming –> Microsoft –> Windows –> Start Menu –> Programs –> Startup
The only side effect is that the following four Windows hotkeys are disabled:
Windows Key + A (Open Action center)
Windows Key + B (?)
Windows Key + D (Display and hide the desktop)
Windows Key + Tab (Open Task view)
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.February 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm #61641Tim CParticipant
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Ah, thanks Papa Yoyo! I’ve removed the registry fix above and installed Autohotkey with your script. As you say, it works perfectly. I love that I can still swipe from the sides of my tablet screen, but on the touchpad all edge swipes are disabled & no letters triggered. Only (very minor) downside is a slightly jumpy mouse when you edge swipe.
Thanks so much – it’s made all the difference to the usability of the keyboard.February 7, 2017 at 2:40 am #61751Iahong UpocParticipant
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Great job Papa Yoyo, works perfectly! Thank you!February 12, 2017 at 12:25 am #62054Marco BianchiParticipant
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it runs well also for me….. thanks a lot Papa…!February 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm #62181RafaelParticipant
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I did used this easy method (in spanish): http://androidpc.es/blog/2016/07/09/tutorial-como-modificar-atajos-tactiles-en-el-touchpad-del-teclado/February 14, 2017 at 3:54 am #62192
I did used this easy method (in spanish): http://androidpc.es/blog/2016/07/09/tutorial-como-modificar-atajos-tactiles-en-el-touchpad-del-teclado/
This disables entirely the windows key and bezel button, which may not be desirable.March 26, 2017 at 6:16 am #64014nickParticipant
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does the autohotkeys fix also turn off the tap to click? I don’t mind the other gestures so much as the tap to click make the touch pad useless!!March 26, 2017 at 11:02 am #64023Bjorn MullerParticipant
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How about pinch to zoom. Is a fix for that included in the script? If not, does anyone know how to do it?March 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm #64120NoneDarkParticipant
March 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm #64216Bob DParticipant
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Please check the solution below provided by Tom:
Using regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\.
Add an expandable String Value named ‘DisabledHotkeys’
Simply add the shortcuts you don’t want (for this purpose, ‘D’) in there, and reboot
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