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Touchpad/mouse problem I recently bought an Inspiron 1525. Didn't much like the touchpad, so I got a Dell 2-button mouse (with wheel). The mouse didn't work too well until I disabled the touchpad (went to control panel, mouse, disable touchpad, checked box to have touchpad disabled whenever mouse plugged in). Then it worked great, until the computer figured out what I had done. Next time I turned it on, the touchpad was re-enabled even when mouse was plugged in. When I went back to check the box again, I found that the "disable" choice for the touchpad was now gray, couldn't be clicked. Not to be outsmarted by the evil machine, I found I could access the disable function through the touchpad icon on the lower right of the screen, so I checked the box again. But the computer outsmarted me! Next time I turned it on, the touchpad was enabled, and the icon had disappeared! Help! Can this machine be tamed?

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add
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  • ytreehugger Aug 20, 2008

    Please help me on how to disble the touchpad. It is becoming irritating when u want to use the mouse. I have the dell inspiron 1525.

    Thanks very much

  • dsweisberg Sep 07, 2008

    My problem with the touchpad disappeared after the computer installed an automatic update. Now whenever I plug in my mouse, the touchpad inactivates.

  • heidit2 Sep 24, 2008

    I just purchased the Inspiron 1525 for over two months now and have been using a Microsoft wireless mouse. Both the touchpad and the mouse worked fine until last week when the touchpad freezed and I could not get the cursor to move with the touchpad, (the two buttons works) . The wireless mouse still works ok. I am wondering on how to get the touchpad to work or if this is a defect, i like to send back to dell while it's still under warranty. Help!!!

  • iamlisajo Sep 27, 2008

    when using the touchpad - the touchpad will highlight all and not let go. Very annoying - how can you fix this?

  • Damn Dell Dec 01, 2008

    Yes, same laptop and same problem. I don't want to have to disable the mouse pad everytime I shut down my computer.


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Same thing here, I can not find out how to diable the touch paid. I spent an hour chatting on-line with Dell Tech support and they did nothing to help!! I am starting to think it can not be done on this machine. Please someone tell use how to do this?

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  • stevebonnie2 Sep 05, 2008


    I had the same problem, contacted Dell and they had me download the following driver:

    I then had the touch pad icon on the right hand side of the task bar, clicked on it, selected touch pad, and unclicked the click options. Worked great ,so far.

  • Amber Jan 06, 2011

    I was having the same problem. I have no problems with the mouse pad most of the time. But my mother in law was using the computer and was trying to type something and it kept deleting what she was typing cuz her thumbs kept hitting the pad. She's used to using a regular keyboard not a laptop. I hooked up an external mouse but the same thing kept happening and I couldn't figure out how to lock the touchpad till I saw this post. I tried the previous solutions and nothing. But this actually worked!!!! I had tried going to the Control Panel under Mouse and the disable button was gray and wouldn't let me click on it. After downloading the driver above it gave me a brand new looking settings box for the mouse and even added a quick link to the bottom of my screen. THANKS FOR THIS LINK!!!!


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"For my Dell Inspiron 1525 w/Vista......if i go to start>control panel>mouse> there is no diable touch pad. Where do i go now?"

same as above. When i am typing the mouse on my 1525 autoclicks elsewhere, makes typing documents a nightmare. i have no "disable touchpad option" ???

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For my Dell Inspiron 1525 w/Vista......if i go to start>control panel>mouse> there is no diable touch pad. Where do i go now?

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If there is no Touchpad icon in your systray:

Go to:

Start/ Control panel/System

On the upper-left: Device Manager

Select Mice and other pointing stick devices

Highlight "Dell Touchpad" and either right click and uninstall, or use the uninstall icon at the top.

Restart your machine. The driver will automatically re-install on boot up.

You should then have a Dell Touchpad icon in your tray, click it and choose:

"Device Select"

Check the: "Disable Touchad/Pointing stick when external USB mouse is present."

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