Disable Touchpad Delay in Windows 8.1

December 2016

If you are a Windows 8.1 user, you may have noticed that there is a small delay between the moment you use the touchpad, and the movement of the cursor. This delay is referred to as touchpad delay, and is used to prevent your cursor from accidentally moving when you type. If you are not a fan of this feature, here is a quick way to disable the touchpad delay on your system.

How To Turn Off Touchpad Delay on Windows 8.1

You can configure your touchpad delay by opening the Charms Bar (Windows key + C) and heading to Settings > Change PC Settings.

Next, go to PC and devices > Mouse and touchpad.

Under the menu labeled To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving while you type, change the delay before clicks work, select the option that reads No delay (Always On):

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