App to disable trackpad temporarily?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skiltrip, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Is there an app to disable the trackpad on a MBP temporarily?

    When I'm working on audio productions in Pro Tools, I use a mouse. And when I'm using shortcut commands on the keyboard, my palm will frequently touch the trackpad or brush it, and it'll sometimes throw me off my zooming or moving to another spot on my timeline, etc.

    I need something to turn it on an off. An app with an icon like Caffeine that sits at the top of the screen would be awesome. Not sure if anything like this exists.

    Alternatively is there a quick way to disable it in settings? I didn't see one, nor can I see why they would even put this in, as for most people, if it was on, they'd think they're computer was broken.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can disable when the mouse is plugged in. The setting it in the Universal Access pref pane on Snow Leopard and Trackpad/Mouse on Leopard.
     
  3. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Awesome! Didn't know that was there. This has been bothering me for some time, and I just never thought to do something about it. Thanks again.
     

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