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Dont know what its called but below my space bar i haev 2 buttons a square mouse type control thing and then 2 more buttons i kno w waht they are for but can i disable the mouse square thing because when i am typing i find i end up on the wrong line as i have accidentally caught the mouse square thing

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Right click on the small square and select exit. or if there are no exit select option, fin the option to disable it.
to know the name of the box put your mouse on in(not click) and it will display the name.

the most method that work download tune up utilities(just google it), and install, you will see option for start up icon, you can disable the icon using the software.

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From the Dell D620 Users Manual:

You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad and track stick or adjust their settings.
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    • Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad and track stick.
    • Click the Pointer tab to adjust touch pad and track stick settings.
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Start Button>Control Panel>Printers and Other Hardware>Mouse

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