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How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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.

Best regards,.>Florenece

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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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Hi,

Welcome to the community

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.

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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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hey but FN+F5 is not working

cgemmill11
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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Does this also disable the point stick?  I find that the Dell Touchpad application available from the Control Panel usually does not actually disable the point stick.

HW/OS: Dell Latitude E6420 / Windows 7 x64

Thanks!

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ts255022
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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!!!

ts255022
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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!

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ag.portia
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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.

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ts255022
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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.

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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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www.dell.com/.../drivers

Maybe this shorter form of the link to Dell support will be useful for more people.

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roxsolid
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Re: How to disable touchpad in Dell LAtitude E6420

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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?

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