Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

4 Answers

DIsable touch pad on Inspiron 1501 laptop with XP

How do you disable touch pad on Inspiron 1501 laptop with XP.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • skayes Jan 20, 2009

    I have no idea how to do that. I need detailed instructions. Thanks,

  • skayes Jan 20, 2009

    I don't see the touch pad icon in the task bar. Would be great if I could find it and disable it. Thank you.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Mine is running Vista and there is no tap or icon anywhere for the touch pad

  • Josh Marquez May 11, 2010

    You should be able to do this by changing your input settings in the BIOS. At startup simply select the command to enter BIOS and then just search around until you find it...if you need further details let me know.

×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

In your system you should be using synaptics touchpad driver. First of all look for it under mouse properties in control panel. If its not there then install in from support.dell.com. Under this application you would be having option to disable touchpad when external mouse connected. Try this.

Please rate the comment

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers

You should see a touch pad icon in the task bar. Right click it and disable device in the device select tab. Good luck. Let me know how you made out, and please rate my answer.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

You can look at what options are available by double clicking the synaptecs touchpad icon in the system tray, bottome right corner of the task bar.

There may be an option to disable it in there, but if not you can always remove the keyboard and unplug it from the motherboard, generally the top strip with the power button and quicktouch buttons will unsnap and expose 3 or 4 small screws to remove the keyboard.

Also as mocmarquez stated their may be an option in the BIOS to disable the device, but the BIOS can be a cryptic place for novice users and you do not want to change anything in there unless you are sure what it will do, most dells BIOS can be accessed by pressing F2 during startup (at the dell logo)

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,229 Answers

To enter the BIOS setup in your computer, press the F2 key as it starts. You will be presented with a list of all the stuff in your computer.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell latitude d430. how to disable elan smart pad


To disable the pad completely, at the top of the keyboard there should be a button to disable it. If not, there might be a combination of Fn and an F1-12 key that enables and disables it.

If you're looking just to disable the gestures "Zooming", "Scrolling, etc. Go to Start>Control Panel>Mouse and then click the Elan tab and click the "Options" button below. From there, you should have access to all the settings.

Aug 23, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Disable touch pad on Inspiron 1501


It's in control panel.

Mouse or touch pad.

Check both.

Aug 05, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

2 Answers

Disable touchpad


hello... try to see if the touch pad application is correctly install,, to be sure use your application installer and try to reinstall your touchpad...

Mar 30, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

2 Answers

I want to disable my mouse pad on my inspiron1501


You should find a check box if you go to your Control Panel --> Mouse applet, under the touchpad settings. There should be a checkbox to disable the touch pad.

If not...check your system tray for a DELL touchpad utility or mouse utility running and look for the setting in there.

Mar 16, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

How to disable the dell inspiron n3010 touch pad? there is a button on the keyboard to press in order to enable/disable the touch pad; but it does not work.


If you want to permanently disable it, you can go to device manager and disable the driver. You can enable it if you ever want to use it again.

Feb 25, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 13R (N3010), 14R (N4010),...

1 Answer

Dell keyboard problem


Its not the OS; its the touchpad.

You have to disable the touchpad and start using a regular mouse. When you're typing on a laptop even your hand hovering near the touchpad causes this stuff.

You can disable it in control panel. The minute u did this it will get stopped.
i am sure that this is going into your mind why did it not happen previously.
for your knowledge i should tell u that this generally happens with vista sometimes and is a common problem.
XP has an auto disable in the BIOS for this.

Regards
Please vote if you are satisfied.

Apr 01, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

I have an inspiron 6000 and want to disable the touch pad. help!


Read this http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/05/disable-touch-pad-of-your-laptop-avoid.html

Jan 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

1 Answer

HOW TO DISABLE TOUCH PAD DELL LAPTOP


You should have a "FN" key on the keyboard and one of the "F" keys should have a symbol that looks like the touch-pad, hold FN while using this key should disable it, failing this in control panel, then mouse and pointers, you should have touchpad setting there should be a disable button/radius.

Sep 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

3 Answers

How do you turn numeric pad off of a dell inspiron 1501


To enable numeric keypad, just press "NumLk" key.
Here is Dell Inspiron 1501 Owners Manual - if you have more questions regarding your laptop.

Sep 02, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

How do I disable the touchpad?


Try disabling the touch pad in the device manager. If that don't work unplug it from the motherboard. You will have to take the bezel and the keyboard off to unplug the touch pad.

Jul 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook Logo

1,816 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...