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Disable laptop touchpad??

by faithfrank / March 21, 2007 12:31 PM PDT

I Have a Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop with XP Home and SP2. I hate touch pads with a passion and almost always use a wireless mouse. My question is, is there anyway to disable the touchpad while using the wireless mouse?

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Links about.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
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Thanks for the quick reply, Bob
by faithfrank / March 21, 2007 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Links about.

I am still working on it. The first link left me feeling that I might end up without the use of the touch pad altogether. I don't want that to happen because I have need to use the touchpad from time to time, particularly when my wireless mouse gives out on me. I am on my 3rd mouse in 6 months. The 2nd link which involves downloading drivers looks more promising but I have not got to that point so far.

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3rd mouse in 6 months. Comment...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 12:53 AM PDT

I used to have those old roller ball mice at the office and home. Glad to see them gone. I lucked out and found a clearance sale on some Logitech Wheel Mouse model number M-NBJ58 Part number 830525-0000

The reason I note them is these are now 4 years old so there are good quality mice out there. I'm sure that one owner I met wouldn't get that time on them because well, here's a typical abuse they did to their hardware -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7tXTAq6XiU

Basically they get upset and fling the mouse against the wall. And they expect a replacement?

Bob

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