Solved Use external mouse in lieu of laptop touchpad

Dell / Inspiron n7110
March 26, 2012 at 01:55:01
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110
Service Tag(sin): 8RLYPQ1
Express Ser. Code: 19083737017
Reg. Model: P14E
Reg. Type no: P14E001
Input 19.5V---3.34A/4.62A/6.7A
IC CLASS B ICES-003
64 bit with Windows 7 Ultilmate
I want to use an external mouse.
How can I disable the touchpad?

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March 30, 2012 at 06:20:35
^^^^ No need to shout..

Dell laptops should have a touch pad utility in the system tray / notification area. (next to the clock).

If you can't find it the touch pad may be running off a standard windows drivers. Try downloading the correct driver for your laptop model from the Dell support website.

A second option but more technical. Open up System from Control Panel, look for Device Manager and disable the Touch Pad/Mouse from the input devices group.



#1
March 26, 2012 at 04:27:17

It's not necessary to disable the touchpad to use an external mouse.

Just connect the external mouse (preferrably a USB mouse) to the port and start using it.


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#2
March 26, 2012 at 10:41:01
I want disable the touchpad because I can't keep from touching it as I type.

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#3
March 26, 2012 at 23:50:49
You can disable the touchpad from the touchpad settings in the control panel.

Or you can click on the touchpad icon on the bottom right side of your screen and select the disable option.


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#4
March 26, 2012 at 23:53:19
Questions like these are very elementary.

I suggest you either google these doubts or check out the help topics in your system instead of posting them in a forum and then waiting for a reply.


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#5
March 27, 2012 at 22:11:04
I HAVE TRIED THE THE HELP, THE CONTROL PANEL, DOWNLOADED THE MANUAL AND NONE OF THEM TELL HOW TO DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD ON MY
PARTICULAR MODEL. I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO SEE IF ANY OF YOU COULD
GIVE ME ANY INPUT.

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#6
March 30, 2012 at 06:20:35
✔ Best Answer
^^^^ No need to shout..

Dell laptops should have a touch pad utility in the system tray / notification area. (next to the clock).

If you can't find it the touch pad may be running off a standard windows drivers. Try downloading the correct driver for your laptop model from the Dell support website.

A second option but more technical. Open up System from Control Panel, look for Device Manager and disable the Touch Pad/Mouse from the input devices group.


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#7
April 25, 2012 at 16:48:12
@Sanjeev.Ramki

You might want to consider the problem is not as simple as you think.
In this case it is not.

So your smart ass answer is of no help.
Unless you have a solution you might want to consider saying nothing :)

I had this problem and it took me several days to find a solution.
None of what is suggested as a solution works.

Dell themselves sent me a new keyboard thinking it was a hardware problem.
It was not it was because the touchpad WOULD NOT disable using normal methods.

Finally I happened onto a fix and that worked for a number of months until a couple of days ago.

I forgot where I wrote the fix ... so was hoping to find it again.

Thanks but you are NO HELP BUT A DETRIMENT.


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#8
April 26, 2012 at 05:35:49
To whitej85 from Hershel,
This solution worked perfect. Thank you for the advise!

A second option but more technical. Open up System from Control Panel, look for Device Manager and disable the Touch Pad/Mouse from the input devices group.


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#9
June 10, 2012 at 18:07:17
For future reference on this and similar Dell models just hold the orange "fn" key and press F3 to disable the touchpad, the orange led will light when disabled on N7110.

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