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Disable mouse pad on a Dell Latitude

Posted on 2010-11-09
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Hi

I have a Dell Latitude.  What I want to do is disable the touch pad when I have a mouse plugged in.  I previously had XP on this machine and was able to do this - I think it was via a Touch Pad tab in the mouse settings.  However since I upgraded to Windows 7 the Touch Pad tab isn't there.

Any ideas how to do this?

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Have you got the latest software from the Dell website for this?
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I tried the link but when I tried to install got the message 'could not find OS specific setup program'.  I am on W7 64 bit - is that causing the message?
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Hi,

Which model latitude do you have?
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by:CrystalMethod
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You could always disable it in the device manager.
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You can also try installing the Synaptics reference drivers.

http://drivers.synaptics.com/Synaptics_v14_0_3_C_XP64_Vista64_Win7-64_Signed_default.exe
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