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XPS Touchpad on startup

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#1 gk56


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

I have an XPS 17z L702x with windows7 and I want the synaptics touchpad disabled on startup. I have no idea what to do, there may be a registry value that can be changed to do this in the same way that adding two to the value at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators turns NUM lock on at startup or there may be something completely different. I know that the touchpad can be disabled at startup because my computer had it disabled on startup before I had to reinstall windows and all of my drivers and programs. Everything else on my system is exactly the way it was before but I just can't keep the touchpad off.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

Check for an option under the bios.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

You might also wan't to look thru the User Guide: http://supportapj.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsL702X/en/

On my laptop (Gateway) there's a hot-key combo to disable the touchpad, maybe your Dell has something similar.

EDIT TO ADD: Pg 37 Setup Guide:

9 Touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move
selected items, and left‑click by tapping the surface.

The touch pad supports the Scroll, Flick, Zoom, and Rotate features. To change the touch
pad settings, double‑click the Synaptics Pointing Device icon in the notification area of
your desktop. For more information, see "Touch Pad Gestures" on page 40.

NOTE: To enable or disable the touch pad, press the <Fn><F3> keys on the keyboard.

Edited by Union_Thug, 25 January 2012 - 01:41 PM.

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