This article will show you how to automatically disable the touchpad of your laptop when a USB mouse is connected.
Automatically Disable the Touchpad When a 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 Synaptics Touchpads: uncheck "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached".
- ELAN Touchpads: uncheck "Disable when external USB pointing device plug in".