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Disable the touchpad on Windows 10 – On laptops, the built-in input device for the mouse pointer is called a touchpad. The touchpad is fully usable and is excellent when it is used for mouse pointer input. However, most people prefer to use a mouse instead of a touchpad to move the cursor.
However, if you connect a physical mouse to a laptop, the touchpad cannot be used as an input device at the same time (only conflicts will occur between the two, and the touchpad may also be a source of accidental input). Therefore, people often need to turn off the touchpad.
Disable the touchpad on Windows 10
There are multiple ways to disable the touchpad on Windows 10. Which method you use depends only on your specific situation, or basically depends on which method will do the work for you in the end. Without further ado, here are some of the absolutely most effective methods you can use to disable the touchpad on Windows 10.
Using keyboard shortcuts
Touchpad button: Some laptops have a button near the top of the touchpad that allows you to quickly enable and disable it. You can use this button to turn the touchpad on and off.
Touchpad Fn key: Some laptops have the Fn key, which can be used in combination with one of the F1-F12 function keys to enable and disable the touchpad. To turn the touchpad on and off, press two keys at the same time.
Tip: The icon associated with the toggle touchpad is usually represented by a rectangle with a line below it. It may also have fingers or circles near or above the rectangle.
Using a mouse and keyboard
Press the Windows key, type touchpad, and press Enter. Or, press Win+I to open Settings, and choose Devices, then Touchpad.
In the Touchpad Settings window, click the Touchpad toggle switch to the Off position.
Using a keyboard only
- Press the Windows key, type touchpad, and press Enter. Or, press Win+I to open Settings, and use the Tab key, arrow keys, and Enter key to choose Devices, then Touchpad.
- In the Touchpad Settings window, press the Tab key until the Touchpad toggle switch is selected.
- Press the Spacebar to change toggle switch to the Off position.
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