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  1. mountian

    mountian Thread Starter

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    Hey guy's thank you all in advance. Ok this is fundemental I can't disable the mouse pad on my dell inspiron 5110 laptop so I can use my external usb mouse. I've tried different ways: uninstalled the mouse driver from the control panel under mouse properties It has no effect and it re-installs automatically when I re-start the laptop. Also tried to un-install from the device manager and it has no effect it re-installs. As well as from the devices and printers; and there is an fn key:f3 for this model to diable the mouse pad; it doesn't work at all. I was thinking of disconecting it but it probly won't pass post if I do that. Mabe the is a way to do it from the registry? Help please.
     
  2. matthewdownloads

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    EDIT:
    Why are you wanting to do this? You can use the trackpad and usb mouse at the same time. You should be able to plug the mouse in the USB slot and it should just work without needing to disable the trackpad!

    Read below for solution if you still want to do it:
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    Rather than "uninstall" in device manager, in device manager try right click and "disable" on your track pad device.
     
  3. mountian

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    I'm wanting to disable the mouse pad because it is to sensitive I'll be moving along them the cursor loses its focus cause my palm touch the pad. I've tried right clicking and disable none of the fundementals work odd thing is (as stated in my previous post) I hold down the fn key and press f3 the pad should disable and it doesn't. does anyone know a regedit config? mabe. I'm gonna try deleting the driver from the driver files. my usb mouse works fine I need to disable the pad...
     
  4. 20_2_Many

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    The Inspiron™ N5110 / 15R uses an ALPSĀ® TouchPad which is Dell customized. http://dell.to/HKX1Sy You may need to reinstall this to get the full control (including Disable). Off chace you nay also need a BIOS update http://dell.to/JOhx2m
    Good Luck.
     
  5. matthewdownloads

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    Did you see the solution I suggested above? Hit "Disable" rather than "Uninstall" in device manager. If that doesn't work then try 20_2_Many's solution.
     
  6. mountian

    mountian Thread Starter

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    Yes I tried rt click then disable that only works on the usb mouse thank you Matt.
     
  7. mountian

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    Thank you 20_2_many I will look into this and let you all know how it works out. thanks again Mattewdownloads.
     
  8. matthewdownloads

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    Oh, so is the touch pad not listed there then? I'd expect both the mouse and touch pad listed there and you could just disable the touch pad. You should try 20_2_Many's solution to see if that gets the touch pad to appear there. Then hit disable on it :)
     
  9. mountian

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    Ok after playing in the bios; which I do believe I had already tried before posting, I changed the function key behavior form multimedia to function and I was able to disable the mouse...fundemetal. thanks for taking the time to help.
     
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