Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook ?

I have been having a problem with the cursor jumping. I would like to turn off the touchpad but cannot find that application. HELP!


Answers :

Most touchpads are from Synaptics. In typical setups, you can find a task icon in the lower right. Right-clicking this icon will give you a pop-up menu. Go in to properties. This will get you to controls that let you change the behaviour of your touchpad.
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\015\012Alternately, you can go into control panel, go into printers and other hardware and then mouse. Again you have the controls to change the behaviour. The device settings tab will have a disable option.
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\015\012Be sure you have a mouse plugged into either ps/2 port (if it has one) or USB. Otherwise, you will have to navigate Windows using keyboard.
Look in your control panel.
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\015\012Open up the "Mouse" panel.
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\015\012You should find what you can arm/disarm there.
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