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    COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    My work laptop is a Dell 1545 laptop. The touch pad is bugging me. When I type I must bump it and it jumps me to random places. Is there a shortcut button that turns the touch pad on and off when I want or when I have a mouse plugged in? I know if you push Fn F7 on a lot of Acer laptops it turns the touch pad on and off.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    Fire. Lots of it.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    I really hate Dells for this. Most laptops I know have a button right next to the touchpad that allows you to deactivate it. I have absolutely no idea where it is on a Dell.


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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    I found out how to totally disable it and use a mouse . . . I would really like to figure out a shortcut.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post


    Thanks
    So far a shortcut key to the settings is the best thing I have found.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    my inspiron battery won't charge


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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    my inspiron battery won't charge

    Time for a new battery.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    my inspiron battery won't charge
    I replaced mine with a bigger one not from Dell and it works great.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    maybe you would be happier if you just turned off the tap to click feature on the pad. Then the pad will still work, you would just not be able to tap the touch part to preform a click function.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    Get a track point on your next laptop...I don't even use a mouse with laptops anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE-HITTER View Post
    maybe you would be happier if you just turned off the tap to click feature on the pad. Then the pad will still work, you would just not be able to tap the touch part to preform a click function.
    This is what I ended up doing on my current laptop and it has taken care of my issues.



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    Re: COMPUTERS: Touchpad Help

    You can turn it off in the bios. That is what I did with my last Dell.


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