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Dell Latitude D630 Touchpad/Pointer

In the Dell Touchpad settings app, I've selected "Disable Touchpad/Pointing stick when external USB mouse is present" and this works fine. However, when the mouse is removed, the Touchpad/Pointing stick remain disabled. This happens even if I re-boot (the "touchpad driver notification" message even comes back up indicating it has been disabled because an external USB mouse is present...despite the fact that there is no mouse present). The pad/stick remain functional, as they work fine if I remove the check from the "Disable when mouse is present" box. Ideas on how to fix this?

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  • rgrigg Dec 12, 2008

    Well, I can't have the touchpad functional when I'm using a mouse, as I constantly brush up against the pad while typing...curser moves all over the place. I just need a way to get the Touchpad to correctly recognize when I do NOT have an external mouse connected.

  • Atom Biggs
    Atom Biggs Jan 02, 2009

    I used to be able to adjust the pressure sensitivity of the touchpad but there seems to no longer be a touchpad tab on my mouse properties.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Need ability to disable touchpad and stick while typing.

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Do not check the check box as leaving the touchpad enabled while using an external mouse will not cause any harm.

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Click on the "Touchpad" icon in the task bar. If the icon doesn't appear, you can download and install the driver for the touchpad from the Dell website, or choose "Start" and "Control Panel." Choose "Device Select" on the touchpad menu, or choose "Mouse" in the "Control Panel" menu and "Device Select." Click "Disable" under "Touchpad" to turn off the touchpad, or click "Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick When a USB Mouse is Connected."
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On some models there is a button at the top of the touchpad in the middle that toggles the touchpad on or off.

On other models you simply tap twice in the upper left hand portion of the touchpad to toggle it on or off.

And then there are some models that you use keystrokes to toggle the touchpad. Normally you would Press and Hold the ALT or FN function key near the bottom left portion of the keyboard then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The key that toggles the touchpad will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square which represents the touchpad.

Below is what I found in your user manual on the touchpad. It looks like your touchpad is controlled by software and there is no button or keystrokes that control the toggling.

Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad and track stick or adjust their settings.
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  2. In the Mouse Properties window:

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  3. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
Below is a link to your manual

http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/wsM70/en/ug/keyboard.htm#wp1052329

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First, make sure the device drivers for the touchpad are installed.
Once the drivers are installed, open Control Panel --> Mouse --> Dell Touchpad.
Click on the large screen with an arrow, which will open the touchpad configuration window.
Click on 'Device Select', and right at the bottom is a box which you can tick to 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when a USB mouse is connected.
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Go to the Control Panel. Under the 'Hardware and Sound' options, click 'Mouse'immortal4u.png

Since you have a Dell laptop, you'll have a special tab called 'Dell touchpad' in the window that pops up. Click on the touchpad picture in the window.

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In the new window that appears, click 'Device Select'
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Click on the 'Disable' radio button to disable the touchpad completely. If you want to disable the touchpad of your Dell laptop only when an external device like a mouse is attached, check the last option that says 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present'

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That's it. You've disabled your laptop's touchpad for good. If you don't find an option to manage your touchpad in Mouse settings, you have to install Synaptics drivers from here. Similar options can be found in other laptops as well.

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How do i disable the touch pad on my Dell Lattitude E5400 laptop? Thanks, Tom tc@tc-talent.com 917-733-5968


Hi,

You can turn off the touch pad through the mouse settings in the Control Panel. I was a little frustrated by this too, but if you go to the Control Panel and click 'Mouse', the first tab of this new window is 'Dell Touchpad'. Simply click anywhere in that window and you'll be able to configure the touch pad settings. One great option for many people is 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present' as there is no easy one-button solution to disable it.

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  1. Click Start.
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