Disable touchpad: when mouse is connected, Windows 10

Disable touchpad: when mouse is connected, Windows 10

This article will show you how to automatically disable the touchpad of your laptop when a USB mouse is connected.

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Go to Hardware & Sounds > Device and Printers > Mouse
  • Select the last tab, which in most cases is the one referring to the trackpad:
    • For Synaptic Touchpads: uncheck "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached".
    • ELAN Touchpads: uncheck "Disable when external USB pointing device plug in".
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