Question about Dell Studio 1737 Laptop
Had the touchpad disabled before, then Windows did a driver update and now I cannot find the disable procedure again in control panel.
Go to Control Panel --> Mouse
Under Device Settings there is a Disable button where you can disable the internal pointing device.
With Windows Vista and newer models there is also usually a Check box where you can Disable internal pointing device when an External USB pointing device is attached.
The check box is usually the better option if available.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Some laptops don't have dedicated buttons but you can use Function keys (like Fn + F5 on Dell computers) to toggle the state of your touch pad. In the case of HP laptops, you can hold the top-left corner of the touchpad for few seconds and it will disable the touch pad - repeat this to re-activate it.
New laptop computers either have a physical on/off button to easily disable the touch pad or there's an icon in the system tray that lets you manage the various settings of the touchpad. If you don't have that icon, you can go to Control Panel -> Mouse Properties -> Touch Pad to enable or disable the touchpad.
The touch pad can also be disabled through the device manager. Type devmgmt.msc in the Windows Run box to start the device manager, expand "Mice and other Pointing devices", right-click and disable the driver entry that says Touch pad or likewise.
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