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.
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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