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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?
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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Feb 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet
If you can see the Dell Touchpad icon near the clock in the system tray then double click it to open the Dell Touchpad Window.
Click on the Device Select option to get into it.
Now in the Device Select tab you will find the "Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB Mouse is present." checkbox at the bottom part of the windows.
Check the option and Apply the new settings.
Finally click on OK button and restart your system.
Check for the changes you did once your system has booted
hope this helps
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