Windows 10: Disabling the touchpad in Windows 10

Discus and support Disabling the touchpad in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I can't find the setting for disabling the touchpad. I looked in the settings for both the touchpad and the mouse. From what I read, there is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Paul Abrahams, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Disabling the touchpad in Windows 10


    I can't find the setting for disabling the touchpad. I looked in the settings for both the touchpad and the mouse. From what I read, there is supposed to be a setting for the mouse that says "Disable Touchpad when mouse is plugged in" or something like that, but that setting is missing. So how can I disable the touchpad?

    :)
     
    Paul Abrahams, Jul 9, 2019
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  2. Anne Ros Win User

    Disabling touchpad gestures in Windows 10

    Hi Andrzej,

    Precision touchpad is one of the improvements recently brought to Windows 10 to support touch gestures. Is you device running on Windows Creators Update? If yes, follow the steps below to disable touchpad:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Ease of Access.
    • Click Touchpad.
    • Under Touchpad, toggle the switch on or off.
    • You can also uncheck the box beside Leave touchpad on the when a mouse is connectedoption to disable it when you use a traditional mouse.
    Once done with the steps above, check if the issue will persist.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Anne Ros, Jul 9, 2019
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    Disabling Synaptic touchpad in Windows 10, and why it won't stay disabled. For a left handed person, it is disruptive.

    Hi,

    If you wish to disable your touchpad, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.

    • Press Windows Key +X.
    • Select Device manager.
    • Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
    • Right click on Synaptic touchpad driver and select Disable.
    • Click OK to confirm and check with the issue.

    Please reply us with the status to assist you further.
     
    Yaqub K, Jul 9, 2019
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  4. nxavis9 Win User

    Disabling the touchpad in Windows 10

    I want to disable touchpad on Dell laptop


    Hello everyone,
    My laptop's touchpad works and I don't want it to, because I prefer a mouse. It's a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series on windows 10 OS.

    What I have tried that hasn't worked:
    • start<settings<devices<mouse & touchpad<additional mouse options. This opens a window called Mouse Options which has 5 tabs up top, none of which involve the touchpad. The Hardware tab shows 2 devices: the mouse itself, and the USB. No touchpad there.
    • windows key+x<mobility center. No touchpad to be found.
    • various function keys. No options for touchpad on/off.
    • device manager<mice and other pointing devices. Again, only the mouse and usb show up. It appears the touchpad is working without a driver, which is a little spooky.
    Any other suggestions? I could try downloading a third party driver, but that seems like a step in the wrong direction.
    Thanks
     
    nxavis9, Jul 9, 2019
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