Cannot turn off the touch pad on a Dell D830

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Larry2, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Larry2


    Jul 23, 2012
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    My Dell Latitude D610 lets me turn off the touch pad when I attach an external mouse:
    Control Panel > mouse > device select > check to turn of the TP

    I just got a newer hand down, a Dell D830. Much nicer, but I cannot turn off the touch pad.
    CP > mouse does not display a tab for device select. Instead, it looks just like my desktop's options: C>mouse only has tabs for buttons, pointers, pointer options, wheel, and hardware.

    All are runnig XP pro with SP3 installed.

    How do I get the D830 to display the other tabs within the CP > mouse options?

    Is there a different approach to disable the touch pad when the mouse is attached?

    I would sincerely appreciate any suggestions that you can offer.

    Very respectfully,
    Larry2, Jul 23, 2012
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