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Disable/enable touchpad on Inspiron 1720

  • I've tried to disable the touchpad on my Inspiron 1720 without success. I downloaded Synaptic but got a message it cannot connect to the touchpad, I've read the manuals and read blogs, etc. I've gone through the control panel but I have no options or tabs for touchpads under Mouse, or any other link.

    Any help would be appreciated - Thanks.


  •  1fred2,


    Go to Drivers & Downloads, enter your service tag and look under applications. There is a driver there for the touchpad. Install the drivers..


    Click on the little touchpad, near the clock.  Click on driver select/button settings. A screen should come up that looks like this.

    You can disable the buttons and the touchpad when an external usb mouse is present.





    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

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