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The touch pad is a real pain because it seems to pickup my hand as I'm typing. I never use it the touchpad, I prefer using the the finger pointer on the keyboard between letters G-H-B.

Is there a way to disable the touchpad?

I guess I don't understand exactly what I should be downloading from the dell site? I have a Dell D830 running XP. I searched for TouchPad Applications but I get a list of different programs and drivers drivers. Is there not some easier way to just disable my TouchPad gone rogue?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Do you have the "Dell Touchpad" icon in the System Tray, near the clock?

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If yes,

  • Right-click on it and select "Touchpad Properties"
  • Click on "Device Select"
  • Set the "Touchpad" to "Disable"

If you don't have the icon, you can install the Dell Touchpad application from Dell's website (link here).

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+1 Always works for me. Good answer. – Dave M Feb 24 '10 at 16:46
Didn't have the application installed. Downloaded it. Installed it. Disabled the stupid touchpad. Yay! – Dan Moulding Jun 15 '10 at 21:46
The driver does not work for 64Bit systems, but you can use the Latitude 6400 driver:… – Dennis G Mar 1 '11 at 9:50

I fixed it on my D830 latitude by downloading the Dell driver but had to select Vista as they say Win 7 is not supported. It worked anyway.

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