It’s possible to configure Windows 10 to disable the touchpad automatically only when a mouse is connected.
Touchpad in laptops are made to replace mouse so that one does not need to carry a mouse along with the laptop. over the years the Touchpad mechanism has improved a lot. But still many people do not like to use touchpads and prefer to use a traditional mouse instead. We face difficulties while typing as we tend to touch the touchpad accidentally. Ofcourse, Having Windows automatically disable your touchpad when you connect an external mouse is the solution most people will want to use. Here’s how it is done.
Disable the touchpad functionality when a mouse is connected on Windows 11
Open the Settings app on your PC or you can use the “Win + I” shortcut key. Then select on the left sidebar “Bluetooth & devices”.
On the “Bluetooth & devices” page, select Touchpad. Now select Touchpad. And expand options for Touchpad by clickling on the Expand button. When the touchpad options is expanded, Uncheck the option “Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected“.
Disable the touchpad functionality when a mouse is connected on Windows 10
Open Settings, click Devices icon, and then click ” touchpad“.
On the right-hand pane, uncheck the Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected check box.
Open up Windows Settings by clicking the “Start” button, then clicking on the cog wheel.
Under Windows Settings, select Devices.
Click “Mouse” on the left side, then click Additional mouse options. Depending on what brand of laptop you have the next steps could differ slightly, but you should be able to find the option in there somewhere.
Switch to Device Settings tab then check “Disable internal pointing device when the external USB pointing device is attached” option.
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Published on: Mar 4, 2021-last edited: 25-01-2024