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How do I turn off touchpad on my Del laptop e/w Windows 7. I use a Logitech wireless mouse and think many of my typos are due to inadvertantly hitting the touchpad with my hands.

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Most laptops have a bottom next to touch pad if not. Right click on the ( my computer ) icon, if not on your desk top it should be in the start menu. Find properties in the drop down menu and left click it. In the window that pops up find ( Device Manager )
and click it. In the list of devices you'll see the mouse. Open this and if you are using a usb mouse and it will show 2 mice right click the one that is not the usb mouse and open properties. Click the tab at top of that window thats says drivers and at the bottom choose disable this device. You can turn it on the same way.
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Open the Touchpad properties fron the control panel and you will find an option called disable touch pad when external mouse is attached.You need to check that box and apply the setting.

*Touchpad properties will be located inside the mouse properties.

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