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How do I disable the touch pad on my Latitude E5400? The curser jumps all over when I type. On my other laptops, there is a button clearly marked to disable the touch pad and this has solved the problem. Thanks

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  1. Click Start.
    Go to Start, click Run, type main.cpl in the box next to Open, click OK.
  2. Click the Dell Touchpad tab.
  3. If you are not getting the Dell Touchpad tab, update your driver, you will get the Tab.
  4. Click on the picture of the touchpad.
    Click Device Select.
    Click to check the box to the left of Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present.
    Click Apply, then click OK.
  5. Click the X in the upper-right corner to close the Dell Touchpad Utility.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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Hi how do I disable the touch pad on dell latitude E5400


Down on the tool bar at bottom of screen right click and a menu will pop up or it will be right there on the tool bar and disable it from there if not go control panel and disable it from there.

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How do I disable touch pad from Dell Latitude E5400


Hello,

You may disable the touch-pad by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, click on the Mouse icon. Note: If the Control Panel is in Category View, under View by, click either Large icons or Small icons.
  3. In the Mouse Properties window, click on the Device Settings tab.
  4. In the Device Settings tab, click on the Settings button.
  5. Check or uncheck the checkbox next to Enable Tapping then click OK.
  6. On the Mouse Properties window, click Apply then OK.
Hope this helps..

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Why does my curser jump when I'm typing a word. It jumps so it may type some where else.


Sometimes because the keyboard bent for the pressure on it or from somewhere on the shell of your notebook. So try not to put a hand on the notebook but just fingers on keyboard. Sometimes you hand slightly touch the touch pad and send the cursor somewhere else. you can try to cover the touch pad or disable it while typing.

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How do i disable the touch pad on my Dell Lattitude E5400 laptop? Thanks, Tom tc@tc-talent.com 917-733-5968


Hi,

You can turn off the touch pad through the mouse settings in the Control Panel. I was a little frustrated by this too, but if you go to the Control Panel and click 'Mouse', the first tab of this new window is 'Dell Touchpad'. Simply click anywhere in that window and you'll be able to configure the touch pad settings. One great option for many people is 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present' as there is no easy one-button solution to disable it.

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How do I disable the touch pad on the Dell E5400


if your laptop doesnt have a button above or belowe it then you will have to disable it in device manager. i belive dell uses synaptic touchpads.

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How can I stop my curser from jumping around whilst typing ?


Hello
Most probably because your 'Touch Pad Mouse' is touched by your palm (hand or something) while you are typing. Avoid contact with the mouse touch pad while typing.
Option 2:
If you have a centre moveable mouse on your laptop, start using it and disable the 'Touch pad mouse'
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You can go to the Control Panel (Select the start button and then either "Control Panel" or "Settings" and then "Control panel") and double click the Mouse properties icon.

Then you can select the "Device Select" tab and check the box marked "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present."

That is also where you can permantly disable the touch pad by simply selecting "Disable Device" and "Disable Button"

Hope that helps.

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