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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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