Thanks for the above .... just started playing with my first laptop and the pad was interfering.
Unfortunately it didn't work on the 64bit test I was running ....
"Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?"
Now for the real question .....
is there a method to detect if a mouse is installed and if so turn off the pad, and if no mouse then leave it as is?
I assume a smal script in Autostart would do the trick.
Anyone tried it?