How to disable a laptop's touchpad

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If you want to know how to disable the touchpad in Windows 10 and your laptop does not incorporate a tactile (or physical) button that allows you to do so, in this article we show you the steps to follow to be able to deactivate it once and for all and what frictions you can make on its surface move the mouse arrow.

Unlike MacBooks, the touchpad on Windows-managed laptops is the worst of the worst. Its operation is not only not optimized for any equipment, but also, in most cases it responds poorly to touch, so we can never take advantage of the supposed functionalities that offers.

The first option to disable the touchpad of a laptop would be to disable the drivers and the device itself through the Control Panel. The problem is that Windows it will detect that there is a disabled hardware and will insist on installing it again and again.

The other solution is to disable it directly through the Windows configuration options. How? Below I show you the steps to follow in order to Forget completely about your laptop's touchpad.

If you are thinking of deactivating it, it is because you are using a mouse connected via bluetooth or through a USB port, since otherwise, it will be very difficult to interact with Windows without adequate knowledge, that is, only with the keyboard.

Disable the touchpad

  • The first thing to do is access the Windows configuration options through the cogwheel found in the start menu or via the Windows key + i keyboard shortcut.
  • Next, click on Devices - Touch panel.
  • Within this section, to deactivate the touchpad we must deactivate the box Touch panel to display the message Disabled.

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