How to Turn Off Touchpad Completely

In this instance, I’m using a Windows 10 laptop with a precision touchpad. Here’s how to turn off the touchpad:

Open the touchpad settings.

Disable the toggle switch under Touchpad.

Note: To turn on the touchpad, activate the toggle switch.

Alternative Methods

Method #1

Search F1-F12 for the touchpad icon.

As soon as you find it, press both the Function key and the button you find (in my case, it’s F9) simultaneously.

Note: Press the same key combination to enable the touchpad.

Method #2

Open Device Manager.

Find and expand “Mice and other pointing devices.”

Right-click on the entry that belongs to the touchpad. Please disable it.

Note: To enable the touchpad, you must enable the above entry.

Method #3

In the BIOS settings of your laptop, look for the “Internal Pointing Device” option or something similar concerning the touchpad.

Save your BIOS settings after disabling that option.

Note: To enable the touchpad, you must activate it.

Method #4

Launch Registry Editor. I suggest backing up the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > PrecisionTouchPad > Status.

In the right pane, you can see Enabled DWORD. Double-click it.

Provide 1 (to enable) or 0 (to disable) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s it.


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