How to Adjust a Dell Laptop Touchpad

By Shelley Marie

Dell laptops feature a touch pad, which is used for navigation in place of an external mouse. This allows the user to scroll, click and select items on the display without extra devices. The Dell touch pad can be customized for sensitivity, scrolling and tapping speed. The touch pad can even be disabled when you want to use an external mouse. Customize the Dell touch pad to best suit your needs. Dell touch pad driver updates are available for download from their website.

Step 1

Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of the task bar.

Step 2

Select "Control Panel" from the Start menu.

Step 3

Click "Hardware and Sound" and select "Mouse" or "Keyboard" in the menu depending on your Windows setup.

Step 4

Choose "Dell Touchpad" and click "OK" or select "Mouse Properties."

Step 5

Click "Touchpad Settings" to open the menu.

Step 6

Select and adjust the appropriate settings and click "Apply" to save the changes.