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Disabling a touchpad is not required while you are using a USB mouse.
however if you wanted to do it, follow the steps given below depending on your windows
If it is XP follow the following steps
1)Right click on my computer Icon
2)Click on Manage
3)In the left side of this window click on device manager
4)In the right side of the windows you will see the device manager
5) In the device manager screen click on the plus sign adjacent to mice and other pointing devices
6)Now you should be able to see the touchpad listed there.
7) Right click on the touchpad and choose disable.
Note: remember to enable it before you disconnect your mouse, without the mouse enabling it back will be a challenge with your keyboard.
If it is vista / windows 7
Click on start or windows pearl
type device manager and click on the device manager appearing on top of the menu.
and then follow from step 5.
Dont just fall for their promises. If your external keyboard works fine, it is surely a manufacturing fault. Insist on a replacement or a service. Tell them your external keyboard works fine and make sure you sound like a techie. People at those companies think we are dummies. Good luck
You probably have to use two different ones because those are two different devices and the computer recognizes them as such. Your best option would have been a wireless keyboard with a built in touchpad (just like on a laptop.) This option allows you to sit the wireless keyboard on your lap without needing a table (for the mouse.) Search ebay using the terms "wireless keyboard" and "touchpad" for the best prices.
need to pick up the keyboard and make sure the ribbon cable to the mother board is fully seated. if it is. then thetouchpad need to come out and clean it very carefully. the sugar and any sticky substances need to be clean off the machine, around the touchpad.
I hope the drink did not damage the touchpad.(it is heat senstive)
if it still don'e work aft reinstalled it. you need to call dell to get a replacement.
Try to make sure the key is not depressed. If it is, you can try to remove the palmrest (plastic that extends from the left to the right side of the computer below the keyboard) and try to put the key back in place. You can check the manual at support.dell.com to know how to remove and reinstall the palmrest.
If this doesnt work, you must replace the palmrest. Obviously it's a defective hardware. You can call dell's spare parts sales and order a palmrest at 8773723355.
Hello, 'Inactive icons' in the System Tray next to the time display do not display using the defaults in XP. To change this, right click over the Taskbar and choose Properties. Once you are in the Primary property page unselect "hide inactive icons." This may require you to log off or even reboot to affect this change.
Still, to get to the property pages for your Touch pad you want to enter Control Panel and then Mouse. Inside the Mouse property pages for control panel you'll see a property tab for the glide pad. Make your desired setting and then reboot. As you may already know, the scrolling function of the glide pad is accessed by drawing a finger down the far right hand side of the glide pad surface.