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As far as I know, Dell laptops are different.
My understanding is that you have to go into the bios to turn off the mouse
pad, and I've found that the setting often does not stick.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop mouse question
On my HHP laptops there is a mouse setting to disable the touch pad if you
have a physical mouse plugged in. I purchased a mouse with a small dongle
and keep it plugged into a USB port.
On 11/15/2020 2:55 PM, Tom Behler wrote:
I have been using Dell laptops lately, and always try to turn off the
mouse pad for the same reasons you suggest.
However, I notice that sometimes the mouse pad gets turned back on
probably from Dell updates, so I'm gradually learning to live with the
mouse bening enabled.
If someone has instructions for turning the mouse pad off on a Dell
computer, and keeping it off, I'd appreciate them.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Mark Arnold
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Laptop mouse question
I have had numerous laptops over the years and the "mouse" area always
causes problems. Often times I inadvertently touch the mouse area and
JAWS loses focus. Do most users turn off the mouse and connect an
external mouse if sighted users want to utilize a mouse? Any input would
Thanks in advance,
Mark D. Arnold
American Blind Golf
Phone: (330) 419-1710
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