How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10 Laptop

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Every laptop has a built-in touchpad as a substitution for a regular mouse. However, some people still prefer to use a mouse instead of the touchpad for some reason; more convenient and allows them to work faster.

If your laptop using Windows 10, then you can disable the touchpad function entirely. Hence, it would prevent an accidental click while typing or using a regular mouse.

Before you disable the touchpad, make sure you still have access to control the machine (regular mouse or touchscreen is okay). Otherwise, it will become very hard to revert the setting back.

How to disable touchpad function in Windows 10

Time Needed : 1 minutes

In this guide, you will learn how to disable the touchpad function in Windows 10 laptop (including notebook). Make sure you are using the latest version of the OS. You can always enable touchpad again if you wish.

  1. Go to the Start Menu and select Windows Settings (represented by gears icon).

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  2. Next, select the Devices option.

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  3. Click on Touchpad, located on the left menu.

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  4. You can set the touchpad to Off.

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Tools
  • Windows 10
  • Laptop
Materials
  • Touchpad

In the Touchpad settings, you can see many gestures available on your device. You can also modify the output of the gesture or just disable specific ones you don’t want to be there.

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