I have an Dell Inspiron 13-5378 laptop. I'd like to disable its touchpad since I have an external mouse I can use. I Googled for "disable touchpad" and have tried the following so far:
Going to Device Manager, selecting Mice and other pointing devices, and disabling both of the HID-compliant mouse entries I see
- Disabling the first one appears to have no effect, as my touchscreen still works. Disabling the second one disables my mouse.
- There is also a PS/2 Compatible Mouse entry, but I'm scared to touch it because I can only uninstall, not disable it, and I don't know what it does because I only have 1 mouse plugged in.
main.cplto get to Mouse Properties, going to Hardware > Properties > Change settings... yields the same issues: I can disable the first 2 "HID-compliant mouses" but can only uninstall the last one.
Any suggestions on what to do?