A Guide on Touchpad in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see:

  • How to Disable Touchpad When a Mouse is Connected
  • How to Turn Off Touchpad Completely
  • How to Reset Touchpad in Windows 10

Let us begin.

Disable Touchpad When a Mouse is Connected

Open Settings.

Hit Devices > Touchpad.

Unselect Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected option, which you can find at the top.

Note: select the above option to go to default.

Turn Off Touchpad Entirely

Open Settings.

Hit Devices > Touchpad.

Hit the toggle switch under Touchpad which you can find at the top.

Note: if you want to go back to default, hit the above toggle switch.

Alternate Method

Look F1-F12 for the touchpad symbol. Once you find the one, press the Function key and the key you find (in my case, it is F9) simultaneously.

Note: if you want to enable the touchpad, then press the above button combination.

Reset Touchpad in Windows 10

Here’s how you can reset touchpad settings and gestures to defaults in Windows 10:

Open the Settings app.

Hit Devices > Touchpad.

In Reset your touchpad section, you can see the Reset button. Hit it.

Create a Touchpad Settings Shortcut

Follow the underneath steps to create a touchpad settings shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on desktop or File Explorer blank area. Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu. Hit “Shortcut.”

Type ms-settings:devices-touchpad in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button. Give the shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one. Click on the “Finish” button.

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