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?


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).

  • 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: ftp.us.dell.com/input/… – 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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