In this article, I'll show you how to disable or enable the touchpad on your laptop.
This content is useful when you want to disable or enable the touchpad on your laptop.
- Click [Settings] from the Windows buttons on the taskbar.
- Go to [Bluetooth & Devices] → [Touchpad]
- Disable or enable the touchpad
When using a laptop computer, your hand may hit the touchpad and cause unexpected movements.
Especially when you are typing a sentence, sudden movement of the cursor can be very stressful.
To prevent this from happening, disable the touchpad when you're not using it.
In this article, I'll show you how to disable or enable the touchpad on your laptop and how to disable the touchpad only when the mouse is connected.
You can also switch using the function keys, but since the keys used differ depending on the computer model, this article explains how to change from the Windows settings without using the function keys.
This site is run by Japanese.
All the procedures explained on this site are compatible with Japanese Windows OS.
My translation and operational mistakes may have an unexpected negative effect on your computer.
Please use the site at your own risk.
I try to explain and translate as carefully as possible, but if there are any mistakes in my explanation or translation, please let me know in the comments.
How to disable or enable the laptop touchpad.
Click Windows button on the taskbar.
When you click the windows button, the menu will expand upwards.
From the expanded menu, click [Settings].
Click [Touchpad] on the screen.
You can toggle it between disabled and enabled with the switch here.
If you disable the touchpad without a mouse, you may not be able to operate your computer.
How to disable the touchpad only when the mouse is connected.
My most recommended setting is "Disable the touchpad only when the mouse is connected".
From here, I will explain the setting method to disable the touchpad only when the mouse is connected.
Click on any part of the touchpad other than the switch to expand the menu downwards.
In this menu, there is a setting item that says "Do not turn off the touchpad when the mouse is connected".
By unchecking here, you can turn off the touchpad when the mouse is connected.
With the touchpad turned on, you can turn off the touchpad when the mouse is connected to your computer by unchecking "Do not turn off the touchpad when connecting the mouse".
On the other hand, if the mouse is not connected to the computer, the touchpad will be disabled.
I usually use a Bluetooth mouse. With this setting, the touchpad is disabled when the mouse is connected, and the touchpad is enabled when the mouse is not connected.