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My touchpad keeps clicking around the screen without me touching it, whenever i touch it it seems to keep clicking, is there a way to switch this off? my laptop clicked of 3 times during this message. i cant move my cursor without clicking stuff, its very very annoying

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Hi How r u ,My acer travelmate4000 laptop's touch pad mouse not working, canu help me,

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Fn- F7 will toggle internal touchpad on/off. I turn mine off and use wireless mouse.

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If you wish to turn the pad off, in your tool bar to the right should be 'Synaptics pointing device' or similair. Right click on it and click on pointing device properties, then Device Settings, then click dissable. Make sure you plug in a mouse first though. The pointing device driver may be set too sensitive or may need to install a newer driver here

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To turn off the touch pad on your system you can right click on the touchpad properties and choose touchpad properties located on your taskbar to the right. Once you have it open you will see where to turn the touchpad off.

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Get online and got to In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.

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