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Automatically Disable the Touchpad When a Mouse is Connected in Windows

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".

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