The Dell Latitude is a line of business laptops made by Dell.

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3 displays with Dell Laptop (2 monitors + laptop display)

I have a Dell Latitude 8420. It is connected to a dock. Is there any way to have two monitors connected to this setup and also use the laptop screen too? I want the desktop extended on the 3 ...
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Will I see performance benefits from an SSD in my laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D520 1.6ghz, 4gb ram. I'm looking to postpone a laptop upgrade by getting one of the new Intel X25-M G2 SSDs. Any thoughts or experiences on if such an upgrade will help? I ...
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How do I turn on Bluetooth on a Dell Latitude E6410?

I have recently acquired a Dell Latitude E6410. It's great, but I can't get Bluetooth to work. I have enabled Bluetooth for the wireless switch in the BIOS. However, whenever I try and install the ...
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Enter / Return key stops working

I have a Dell Latitude E5400 laptop running Windows 7. Everything runs fine on it for days then I suddenly notice the enter/return key is no longer working e.g. I could be writing an email, press ...
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How to move an existing installation of Window 7 64bit to UEFI (from legacy)

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise edition. It is already filled with plenty of Software and drivers. The laptop (Dell E6220) supports booting through UEFI, but the insatllition was ...
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What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?

I wonder what are the three buttons added to the touchpad/keyboard of the laptop Dell Latitude E6520 as the below snapshot. I do a google search as here though nothing helpful for me. If you know ...
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How can I permanently disable the Dell Pointstick?

I am using a Dell Latitude E6520, with a pointstick. I've tried disabling the pointstick, and disabling tap-to-click on the pointstick within the Dell touchpad control panel (screenshot below), but ...
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Poor Bluetooth audio quality and delays on Dell Latitude with Windows 7

I have been trying to use an LG Tone (HBS700) Bluetooth headset on Windows 7 with mixed results. The PC is a Dell Latitude E6320, and the Bluetooth adapter is the Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth module ...
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Why can't I set a resolution of 2560*1600 on my Dell Latitude e6320?

I have: a 30" Apple cinema display, native resolution 2560*1600 a Dell Latitude e6320 an ePort+ docking station a displayport to dual-link DVI-D adaptor The display has a dual-link DVI-D lead ...
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Docking station sound doesn't work on Dell D830 with Windows 7

EDIT: I can only mark one answer as the correct one but the actual solution was a combination of two comments (updating the BIOS to A15 AND installing the Sigmatel audio drivers). I have a Dell ...
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Wireless connection file-share becomes one-way

We have two laptops - a Dell Latitude e5520 and a Dell Latitude e6520. In both cases they are able to connect to the wireless router without incident. Here's my problem: When I try to access the ...
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Dell Laptop - 100% CPU usage when using Docking station

Update 2: On further investigation, I have reproduced the issue on my windows side. I put the laptop on the dock while in sleep mode and woke it to find it climbing to 100% cpu usage. removing from ...
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Why I Was Supplied With Power Supply Less Than Recommended?

Yesterday I was studying the BIOS of a DELL Latitude E6420 laptop and enabled notifications that check and warn if the power supply is not appropriate for laptop. Immediately I got this message: ...
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Dell Latitude D830 laptop - disable touchpad

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 ...
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How to turn on the Bluetooth of my laptop?

This is my first question to the site. I have a problem where I can't turn on the bluetooth on my laptop. If anybody could give help me solve this I'd be very grateful! Laptop Details - Dell Latitude ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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Dell Latitude E6430 Docking Station + Dual Monitor + Laptop Screen Tri-Monitor setup

I have a company issued laptop and docking station as well as two monitors The specifications of the hardware are as follows; Laptop: Latitude E6430 BIOS: A02.00 Processor: i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60 (8 ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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Dell Latitude E5550 M.2 slots - what can I use?

I will get a new laptop Dell Latitude E5550, I do not know exact sub-model spec yet. From the spec sheet: Two M.2 Expansion slots: 1 WWAN/HCA and 1 WLAN/BT/WiGig Can I be sure that it will ...
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Any Solid State Drive (SSD) compatibility issues/concerns with Dell D820/D830?

Are there any compatibility issues or concerns for a SSD with a Dell D820 or D830? We're looking to replace a failing drive in a D830 with an SSD. Any SSD recommendations? Gotchas?
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Cannot get max resolution on Dell U2711 monitor with Latitude E6520

up until recently I was using the U2711 with a Lenovo T410 via a DP output. This allowed me to use the max resolution of 2560x1440. The U2711 is used as my second extended monitor, my laptop screen is ...
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How can I use 2 monitors plus laptop with my Dell e6420 w/ Nvidia nvs 4200m

I have just hooked up a 2nd external monitor to my Dell e6420 laptop with a Nvidia NVS 4200m graphics card, running Windows 8 64 bit. However, the computer won't let me have both monitors and the ...
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How to monitor (ACPI?) events and keypresses in linux?

I'm using Arch Linux (Ubuntu or Gentoo are also available) I'd like to configure my Dell Latitude XT Tablet to my liking. I need to know/handle all events that are forwarded to OS. There are several ...
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How to enable the rear USB ports on a Dell Latitude E7440 when it’s docked?

I have this new Latitude 14 7000 Series Ultrabook™ (E7440). It only has 3 USB ports and two are on back. Kinda a pain in the rear (no pun intended). They are hard to reach when using laptop. I prefer ...
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Using onboard video output instead of graphic card

I have DELL latitude e6410 laptop. Since most of the time i have no real use of the capabilities of the video card, i was wondering if i can switch the laptop screen to use the on board video output (...
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How to Stop Dell Latitude E5540 Automatic Brightness adjustment

I have a new Dell Latitude Laptop which seems to be randomly dimming the display depending on the apps I open... It brightens when excel is opened and dims when it closes, as if to be adjusting or ...
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Keys on laptop's keyboard register duplicate letters intermittantly

I have a brand new (<1 week old) Dell Latitude E6540 with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) where the occasionally while typing I get a double key press. For example: I am writing a qquestion on ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Can I get the multitouch touchpad to respond to a double tap for right click

the Dell Latitude E6410 I just got for work has some of the multi-touch features you see on a Mac book/pro now with only some of the multitouch gestures I find myself naturally using the other half ...
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Disable horizontal scrolling on a Dell Latitude

My pointing stick on a Dell Latitude E6410 scrolls erratically because of the left/right scroll. Can I disable only the left/right scrolling?
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Latitude E6410 - Screen flickering on Windows 8

On Windows 8, my Latitude E6410 screen (1440x900 - 60Hz - NVidia NVS3100M) is flickering. If I turn off the laptop for 30 minutes and turn it back on, there's no flickering but it eventually start ...
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fan doesn't spin

I have a dell latitude 820. The fan was blocked for a while, after removing the crap (hair, etc.) the fan didn't work anymore. I tested the fan, but that part was OK. So I think the fan controller is ...
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My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive

I've been running Ubuntu on my 1 y/o Dell Lattitude laptop. Today I installed Debian squeeze and xen-4.0 on it and was surprised to see it cut out. When I rebooted a bios message told me it had ...
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Secondary monitor won't display at full resolution with primary display disconnected

The LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until I removed the LCD from my notebook for repair....
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Cannot find 'Stereo Mix' on Windows 7

I have a DELL Latitude E6400 model laptop, on which installs a Windows 7 system. But I cannot find 'Stereo Mix' in 'Sound' -> 'Recording Devices', even if I try to 'Show Disabled/Disconnected Devices'....
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How do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 fingerprint reader

I've downloaded a number of different drivers from the Dell's support page (i have a valid service tag), but I cannot get the Fingerprinter reader to work in my environment. I am able to see the ...
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Where to get fingerprint scanning software for Dell Latitude E5520?

Does anyone know the name of a software program that will let me use my fingerprint as a password? I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude E5520, and I don't have the drivers and ...
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How do I customize the hotkeys on my Dell Latitude?

My Latitude E6530 has a "Calc" hotkey which launches calc.exe by default. I have no need for this application; how can I change it?
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Vista monitor power save mode also turns off network

On a Dell E6500 set to the "Balanced" power scheme, when Vista puts the monitor to sleep the internal network card also goes to sleep. Setting Vista to not turn off the monitor also keeps the network ...
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Disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E4300, but don't disable the trackpoint

For the last 6 years I have been using a ThinkPad R50e which used a trackpoint instead of a touchpad. Now though I am using a laptop given to me by my work and it's a Dell Latitude E4300 which ...
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Wireless Link works, but can't connect laptop to internet

I have recently switched over from BT to O2 for broadband. After setting everything up, my laptop and smart phone can access the internet via Network cables and Wireless, also my Roku music server can ...
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Where can I find the manual for a Dell Latitude E5400?

I have a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7 Pro’. I’m very happy with it so far except it doesn’t seem to come with a manual. I’ve checked the DVDs that come with it and can’t see ...
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Why does plugging headphone jack in stop internal speakers to working (even after headphones are unplugged)?

I recently bought a Dell latitude E6420 i5-2520M 8GB and I am experiencing a very annoying issue with the speakers. The sound coming from the laptop's internal speakers works until I plug the ...
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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What is the best way to use ReadyBoost on a Latitude E6500 with vista?

I wish to use ReadyBoost to speed up boots and switching between apps, as I am runnin in 32 bits I can only put 4GB of real ram in. I don’t wish to use up one of my USB port. According to the manual, ...
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Dell Latitude won’t turn on, but num/caps/scroll lock lights are on

A colleague has a Dell Latitude E 6500. He spilled hot water on the keyboard/trackpad area. He took the battery out quickly (without turning the laptop off first). After drying it out for 10 minutes, ...
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Dell E5450 - mSATA not found by BIOS but is by Linux Live CD

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 with a 128GB mSATA drive, which has been working fine for 3 months. I have the latest firmware for the BIOS (A10). I have Fedora 22 installed on this disk and have had ...