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CelestialTeardrop

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I use a Targus Ultra Mini Retractable Optical Mouse (which is plug and play, does not require any drivers or anything of that nature) with my laptop, and so far thankfully have no problems.

I'm curious whether it is safe to use a mouse with a laptop without first turning off the touchpad? ...because I never turn the touchpad off before I plug in the mouse's USB connector.

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Facedown98

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Hi. This is not dangerous from what I know, however, it tends to become a pain, becuase when you're typing, sometimes your wrist or something might rub against the pad, causing the mouse to move or click. it gets a little annoying. I don't know of any dangers of not turning it off though.
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I've seen a Toshiba that can use both at the same time. I seem to remember one laptop that when a external mouse is plugged in the touchpad was disabled. I have 4 people with dell laptops that get synaptic errors all the time and dell won't seem to help them. They use external mouses all the time and like them better anyway. Most newer laptops will let you use both.

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Ah ok, good to know. Thank you both for your replies. :whistling:
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