How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10
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How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see how to disable touchpad completely in Windows 10.

Also, we’ll see how to disable touchpad in Windows 10 when the mouse plugged in. Let’s get started.

Disable Touchpad When Mouse Plugged In

Open Run (Press Windows key + R for that). Type “main.cpl” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

In the “Mouse Properties” popup, navigate to the “Touchpad” tab.

Now, hit “Disable when external USB pointing device plug in.”

Selected Disable when external USB pointing device plug in
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Click “OK” button at the bottom.

That’s it. From now on, the touchpad will be disabled when the mouse is connected.

If you want to revert, then follow the above steps.

See: How to Disable Keyboard Temporarily

Disable Touchpad Completely

Open Run Command (Press Windows key + R for that). Input the command “main.cpl” (without double quotes) and then hit the “Enter” key. It’ll open “Mouse Properties” popup.

In that popup, navigate to the “Touchpad” tab.

Now, click on “Stop Device” or “Disable” button depending on the one you’ve in your device.

Stop Device button
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Hit “Yes” in the confirmation popup.

Warning popup
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Hit “OK” button at the bottom.

That’s all. The touchpad is disabled completely.

If you want to enable touchpad, then go to the “Touchpad” tab of “Mouse Properties,” click “Enable Device” or “Enable” button depending on the one you’ve in your device, and then hit “OK” button at the bottom.

Enable Device button
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Also see:

How to Turn Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

How to Change Mouse Settings in Windows 10