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    Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

    Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

    How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10
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    05 Jun 2018
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    How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10


    If your Windows 10 PC (ex: laptop) has a built-in touchpad and you like to use an external USB or Bluetooth mouse, you can set to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected and automatically enable the touchpad when the mouse is disconnected.

    This tutorial will show you how to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Leave Touchpad On or Off when Mouse is Connected in Control Panel
    • Option Two: Leave Touchpad On or Off when Mouse is Connected in Settings





    Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10
    Leave Touchpad On or Off when Mouse is Connected in Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Mouse icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Clickpad Settings tab in Mouse Properties. (see screenshot below)

    The actual name of this tab will vary depending on the touchpad brand and drivers. It will usually be the last tab.

    3. Check or uncheck the Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached setting for what you want, and click/tap on OK.

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    Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10
    Leave Touchpad On or Off when Mouse is Connected in Settings


    This option is only available in Settings if you have a precision touchpad.

    This option is no longer available in Settings starting with Windows 10 version 1803.

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

    2. Click/tap on Touchpad on the left side, and check or uncheck Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Mohamine02's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 64-bit/ Kali linux-2018.2
       03 Jul 2018 #1

    Thank you, it was really helpful.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,483
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       03 Jul 2018 #2

    I'm glad it was able to help Mohamine, and welcome to Ten Forums.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Hi, investigating this thread:
    Disable touchpad in Windows 10 Home - Windows 10 Forums

    post #4:
    I found the option not present with my Synaptics driver.

    Changing (in the end both) but in particular
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\DisableIntPDFeature = 33 hex
    restored the option in the Synaptics settings dialogue to disable touchpad if mouse connected as others had reported in various places.

    - having changed without effect
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\DisableIntPDFeature = 33 hex
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,483
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #4

    Hello @dalchina,

    Hmm, I wonder why Option 1 wasn't there by default for you.

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    Don't know, but there are plenty of internet references to restoring it to the Synaptics settings... so it's not just me... but quite a common issue over a long time.

    And still no option in Settings relating to this - and I'm using 1709.

    This wasn't here before the reg change in HKCU:
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    E.g. discussed here in sevenforums:
    Synaptics Touchpad - Auto disable with USB mouse Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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