HELP, anyone know how to turn of the click on the touchpad of a dell laptop

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Found 9th Feb 2010
Really want to turn of the click on the touchpad, still want to use it to move around but it's driving me mad when I touch it to hard and keeps selecting things. I have a dell lattitude d630 and can't find how to do it, anyone help?? Looked in control panel but can't find anything.

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have you got a touchpad device icon bottom right hand corner?
double click for settings
If not should be in control panel under mouse.

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Plum;7790939

have you got a touchpad device icon bottom right hand corner?double click … have you got a touchpad device icon bottom right hand corner?double click for settingsIf not should be in control panel under mouse.



thanks for your response, dont seem to have a touchpad device icon, tried mouse in control panel, but it thinks i have a mouse plugged in.

press the start button then type mouse in the search box, it should come up with a program for adjusting the touchpad settings.

If not you can download the appropriate program here support.dell.com/sup…vml

If above simple solution does not work
I have a mouse attached and under mouse you should see both things.
I am on windows vista and the touchpad app in in c:/programe files/Delltpad
You could right click on you taskbar and look at properties and then notification area tab. click customize button and see if you can find the touchpad icon there.
Finally you could go into device manager and see if it shows in the device tree
what Operating system are you running?

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iNSOMANiAC;7791157

press the start button then type mouse in the search box, it should come … press the start button then type mouse in the search box, it should come up with a program for adjusting the touchpad settings. If not you can download the appropriate program here http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=anavml


102 results none seem to be the right one though, tried to download from dell support before posting on here, had to download there download manager and then it keeps telling me I haven't selected anything to download, I just ended up with 4 dell dl managers.

Plum;7791161

If above simple solution does not workI have a mouse attached and under … If above simple solution does not workI have a mouse attached and under mouse you should see both things.I am on windows vista and the touchpad app in in c:/programe files/Delltpad You could right click on you taskbar and look at properties and then notification area tab. click customize button and see if you can find the touchpad icon there.Finally you could go into device manager and see if it shows in the device treewhat Operating system are you running?


when I go via control panel it just comes up that I have a mouse plugged in(which i don't) nothing there for touchpad, tried notification area tab, not there either, will try device manager now, it's driving me mad because i've used it before, I know it's on here somewhere. Running XP, didn't like vista.
thank you both for your help, will rep you.:thumbsup:

go to c:/ (or whatever yours is) then go to program files, then find DellTpad and then find DellTpad file. Open it and go to touchpad settings, and untick "tap to click".

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faevilangel;7793898

go to c:/ (or whatever yours is) then go to program files, then find … go to c:/ (or whatever yours is) then go to program files, then find DellTpad and then find DellTpad file. Open it and go to touchpad settings, and untick "tap to click".



I don't seem to have the dell tpad file, already been directed to this, thanks though

juiceblaster;7810809

I don't seem to have the dell tpad file, already been directed to this, … I don't seem to have the dell tpad file, already been directed to this, thanks though


Take it you got nowhere with the link I posted.
This I think is your touchpad driver
]http//su…709
may want to try re-install

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Plum;7810898

Take it you got nowhere with the link I posted.This I think is your … Take it you got nowhere with the link I posted.This I think is your touchpad driver]http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R165804&SystemID=LATITUDE%20D630&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=14029&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=17&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=223709may want to try re-install




i'm sure it is and I have tried to download it but all it keeps doing is downloading the dell download manager repeatedly need to try and find the driver somewhere else, thanks so much for all your help though.:thumbsup:

I got it on a disc, make sure you don't have the dell cd's.

The file the link downloads when I try is named r165804.exe. Is the name of the download manager?

Have you seen the following in FAQ

Do I have to use the Dell Driver Download Manager to download files?
No, you can still download files via you browser without using the Dell Driver Download Manager. When your first try to download a file you will be presented with a pop up screen offering Driver Download Manager or Internet Browser. If you choose Internet Browser you can download files as per normal.


I chose Dell Driver Download Manager but now I no longer want to use it, what do I do?
To make the pop up appear again so you can chose not to download via the browser empty the cookies for you internet browser. Choose the second option for Internet Browser and ensure the remember by selection box is ticked on the bottom right of the pop up.
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