I am desperate to undertsnad how to disable the touchpad on my Latitude E6420 laptop. The F5 key is showing a pictrue of the keypad but it is nopt working.
Help much appreciated.
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To disable/enable touchpad hit FN+F5. This is the manual of your laptop ; http://dell.to/IBDZRa in case you need it in the future.
I am having the identical problem: no touchpad options show up under the Mouse window under Control Panel. Function+F5 doesn't appear to affect anything. At this point, I would be willing to go into the bios and completely disable the touchpad if that's a possibility. Without attaching an external keyboard, the built-in keyboard is essentially useless to me for doing real work as I keep accidentally swiping the touchpad while typing. So frustrating!!!
I was able to solve this problem. I created a restore point, then I went to the support.dell.com and downloaded a new driver. The tab with the option to disable the touchpad is now showing. I have set my computer to show the icon for the touchpad in the taskpad so I can change this setting as needed. All good now!
can u plz mention how exactly you did that thing and provide the link from where you got the driver? my touchpad works fine immediately after booting, but once I login into my user account, it doesn't respond at all. I'm guessing that the problem might be the driver.
I'm in the United States, so the Dell support web site that I went to may or may not be the exact one you need. I went to www.dell.com/.../555 and clicked the "Analyze this system for updates" button. The touchpad driver was one of quite a few drivers that my new laptop needed. I created a system restore point, downloaded the driver, and was able to set the touchpad settings to my liking after that. While I was on that page, I continued to create system restore points and download each of the drivers I thought I might need. Hope this helps! It's an easy answer that I certainly had a difficult time finding.
I was forced to disable the touch pad via the BIOS (it and/or the buttons were driving me nuts popping up context menus and selecting all text and surreptitiously deleting it all), and would like to enable the pointing stick only.
I attempted to install drivers using the following files from the Dell Support site:
Dell Driver Windows R315893
Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad A10 R315893
Is there a way to do this?