Disabling the mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by titaniumdecoy, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. titaniumdecoy macrumors member

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    Recently I have been having problems with carpal tunnel in my mousing hand. All the tasks that I use the computer for can be done via keyboard (no image editing, etc). Unfortunately I can't resist using the mouse because it makes things so much easier. Is there a way to disable the mouse in OS X? Thanks.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if its a corded mouse pull it out or if its wireless turn it off? i wouldnt bother trying to disable mice in OS X, youll probably have to hack a kext extension and screw the system up.
     
  3. titaniumdecoy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback. What I meant to ask was how to disable the trackpad (on a MacBook Pro), not so much the mouse.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    plug in a mouse then stash it away somewhere and then in the Mouse preferences under the Trackpad tab select "Ignore trackpad when mouse is present" :).
     

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