Auto Disable Synaptic Touch pad When USB Mouse Plugged In

Now, if you are like me and hate the sensitivity of touch pads these days and want to disable it when you have your USB mouse plugged, you can easily do this with a registry edit.

1. Begin by going to run and type in regedit.
2. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, navigate to Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh.
3. If DisableIntPDFeature is not listed, you will need to add it.  Create a New DWORD by clicking on Edit > New and then selecting DWORD(32 bit) Value.  You can also right click and choose it from the list that pops up.
4. Rename it to DisableIntPDFeature and enter 33 in the textbox under Value data.  Make sure Hexadecimal is checked.  Click OK.
5. Open the Control Panel.  Where it says Control Panel in the URL, type in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items.
6. Double Click on Mouse and Click the tab for Device Settings.
7. You should see a check box for "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached".  Check this, click the apply button and close the window.

Instead of Navigating the Registry, you can open up notepad, copy and paste the following into it:


Save the file as AutoDisableMousePad.reg perhaps in the my documents folder or on the desktop.  Double click it.  If User Account Control (UAC) requires you to give it permission to make changes, click YES.

Win7 Delete Windows Media Player Frequently Played Files

On windows 7, when you right click on the Windows Media Player icon in the task bar, you notice a massive list that builds every time you play an audio or video file.  I used to have to go in and manually remove these files by right clicking on each one and then selecting remove from list.  While browsing through the Windows Media Player program, I stumbled into an easier way of doing this:

1. Open Windows Media Player
2. In the organize menu, click options.  Organize should be in the upper left hand corner of Windows Media Player.
3. Click on the Privacy tab.
4. To make life easier, within the history section at the bottom, uncheck everything.  Also, click on the "Clear History" button.  You might also want to clear the caches too.
5. Click Apply and close it.

Problem Solved : - )