Windows 10: How to disable a touchpad when a bluetooth mouse is attached

Discus and support How to disable a touchpad when a bluetooth mouse is attached in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have an HP Spectre x360 laptop. I would like to disable the touchpad when my HP Bluetooth mouse is present. I have looked at several help posts but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RogerHoffman1, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. How to disable a touchpad when a bluetooth mouse is attached


    I have an HP Spectre x360 laptop. I would like to disable the touchpad when my HP Bluetooth mouse is present. I have looked at several help posts but I do not find the option to disable the touchpad from the setting page on the touchpad or on the mouse page.

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    RogerHoffman1, Jan 28, 2020
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  2. turn off touchpad

    Thanks for trying I downloaded driver for touchpad, followed the steps you listed but it did not solve the problem - When I get to the last tab for the software, there is no checkbox for "disable touchpad if mouse is attached." I can completely disable the
    touchpad by system, and you, advised against this so at least I had the warning not to completely disable touchpad. I have tried the other options suggested but to no avail. Frustrating!
     
    MonetteIrwin, Jan 28, 2020
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Disable Touchpad and use External mouse

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you want to disable the TouchPad of your laptop and want to use an external USB mouse.

    To use an external USB mouse, please connect the USB mouse to any USB port on your laptop and it will be set up automatically.

    To disable the touchpad you can try the following steps and check if that helps:

    1. Press and hold Windows + X key on the keyboard.
    2. Select Device manager from the list.
    3. Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
    4. Find Synaptics SMBus TouchPad/ELANClickpad touchpad.
    5. Right click on the driver and select Disable.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jan 28, 2020
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  4. nxavis9 Win User

    How to disable a touchpad when a bluetooth mouse is attached

    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, Jan 28, 2020
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