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I cannot find the touchpad icon anywhere it is toooo sensitive so I'd prefer to disable it or make it less sensitive but can't locate it on dell inspiron 1545

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Try using the Mouse settings in the Control Panel, (Start>Control Panel> Mouse> Pointer Options)

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Click Start/Control Panel andlook for the Mouse and open it to check the mouse properties. Make sureyou don't have the touchpad disabled.

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My touchpad has been disabled and im mad at it how do i enable it

it is usually a function key - not sure which on the Dell but look for a blue icon hat looks like a finger over a pad - that is the one - so press the fn key and that key together - will enable it if it is disabled.
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I need to disable the touch pad on a Dell Latitude D610 when the mouse is plugged in. How do I do that?.

Download and install this driver/

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If you go in to control panel in Windows XP and in to the Mouse option you can control the mouse speed.

Alternatively the downloads for your laptop can be found here.

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Is the problem being caused by your palm hitting the surface of the touchpad? This happens with many people. There is a setting for the touchpad which will let you set how sensitive the touchpad is, thereby eliminating your problem.

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