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Re: Dell Inspiron N5010 - how to turn on/off the touchpad?

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The 15.0.0.1 driver is the only one listed for the N5010, and was the one installed when you received the laptop. It is not an update. What were you using?

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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Re: Dell Inspiron N5010 - how to turn on/off the touchpad?

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I have that exact problem. I down tload and run the driver, but it doesn't install. What can I do?

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I have the same problems and the downloading of R257288.exe did not did the trick. Well It just did now.. This is what I have done.. You need to manually install it under C>dell>drivers>R257288>Setup..

I hope that helps.. I am happy that I was able to disable my touchpad.. Even the button near f12 is working properly 🙂

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This jumping cursor issue on my Dell took me an hour and 45
minutes online and trying before I finally resolved it. I had the very same
problem with my new Acer a few years ago, had to pay a techie to disable the
touch pad after spending days of major frustration trying to type legal
documents. One should not have to pay a techie to make a device function when it
is brand new. Shame on Dell and Acer and probably others for making overly sensitive touchpads – at
least having the default set to light touch- which effectively prevents users
from typing on a laptop. What were they thinking?  (Seriously, why make it so sensitive?) Along
with internet browsing, online shopping and playing games, typing is a main
function of a computer, both online, e.g. email, messaging, and offline for
business documents. X hours of wasted time and frustration trying to type and
correcting typing and Y hours of time spent trying to ascertain and then solve
the problem and $Z in costs when users have to pay a tecchie to disable the
touchpad, all time Q millions users = big bucks.  Maybe some law firm will do a class action
law suit. (I do not do that type of law.) Although the necessary download is
free, why should millions of users have to spend an hour downloading?  When you buy a new car you do not have to go
back to the dealer to get a device that makes the power steering less sensitive
so you are not swerving and weaving all over the road. 

 Anyway I never could get any Fn and F keys to solve the
problem nor were there any solutions in my Control Panel, but finally this
worked on my Inspiron 1525: Firstly close all windows except your browser,
preferably use Internet Explorer as it is most compatible with Dell downloads
apparently, and go online and download a new device driver from Dell:

 Go to www.Dell.com,
select Home, select Laptops, > Support > Drivers & Downloads>
select your particular Dell model from the list and also your Operating System
(OS) e.g. Vista, Windows 7.

 Then the tricky part as it’s not user friendly and uses tech
jargon, you need to select the category of driver, e.g. Drivers for OS
Deployment, Input etc. If you are lucky it will say Input Device Drivers. When I was on the Dell site early Aug 2012 there
was no such category but I found the driver under Input. Choose a category where one of the drivers says Alps Driver
and/or the description says “Applies to: Touchpad /Pointing Stick”.

 Follow the instructions to download and install this Dell
Driver. For me it would not let me save it to Program Files so I had to let it
park itself where it wanted to default to, e.g. My Downloads. Then you go to
there and click on it and let it Unzip itself. Follow Wizard instructions.
Eventually you have to restart your computer.

 Once you have restarted,

Go to Control Panel. Do not select Device Manager even
though it now shows Touch Pad in there. Instead (counter-intuitively) go to
Mouse, and there is now a new tab called Dell Touchpad, select it. Do not click
OK, instead click on the large maroon colored arrowhead image. This opens 4
smaller windows, choose the one called Touchpad Settings.  Click on it and a new window opens with
several options including Touch Sensitivity. You can drag the pointer all the
way to the right to “Heavy”, then click Apply, then OK and try that.

 If you still have the ghost writing /jumping cursor problem
go back and repeat the above but where the 4 smaller windows open, instead of
selecting the Touchpad Settings window select Device Select. That opens a
window where one can select a little box called Disable Touchpad / Pointing
Stick when external USB mouse is present. Then click Apply, then OK.  A wee window will appear on lower right of
your computer telling you this as occurred, and then dissolve on its own. Click
the X in upper right tot get rid of the main window.  

You will now find that the touchpad including the Left and Right click buttons on the laptop do not work. 
(But all the other typing buttons still work.)

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THIS IS THE ONE THAT WORKED!! THANKS SO MUCH. I THOUGHT I HAD RUN THE DRIVER SETUP BUT HADN'T UNTIL IT WAS EXPLAINED STEP BY STEP HOW TO. 

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BY XTIAN1020- I have the same problems and the downloading of R257288.exe did not did the trick. Well It just did now.. This is what I have done.. You need to manually install it under C>dell>drivers>R257288>Setup..

I hope that helps.. I am happy that I was able to disable my touchpad.. Even the button near f12 is working properly 🙂

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Your suggestion worked for my inspiron N5010. I could enabled/disabled my touchpad with stupid whitish button right to F12, finally!

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Thanks man, its worked 100% correct....i am very glad and thanks a lot. emoticon.Smile.title

Dear, i have another problem that i lost my Bluetooth drivers. so please tell me how i can get back and from where i can get...?????

Regards

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I just lost the entire message I was sending you.  One key stroke highlights it and the next one deletes it.

I lost 7% on my last Doctorate activity for spelling and punctuation.

My Dell laptop was working fine.  Touchpad was turned off.   Midnight update and next morning my touchpad is turned on.  Can't remember how I turned it off but nothing on the web helps.  Nothing at Dell helps.  Microsoft nothing.

That cursor float around and sometimes it chooses to type there, or not.  Please help if you know what to do.  I may go get another Toshiba.

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Hi MegKen,

Sorry for the inconvenience. Follow the steps below to decrease the sensitivity of the touchpad.

Click on the below link to download the latest touchpad driver.

http://dell.to/12ngCPy  

Install the driver and restart the system.

Click Start -> Go to Control Panel.

Go to Mouse, click on Dell Touchpad.

Click on the large maroon colored arrowhead image. Click Touchpad Settings.

Click on Touch Sensitivity. You can drag the pointer all the way to the right to “Heavy”, then click Apply, then OK.

If you still have the cursor issues select "Device Select". Disable Touchpad / Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present. Then click Apply, then OK.