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Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10

Disable touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10: Do you still prefer to use the mouse instead of a touchpad?  There are many users who still prefer to work with their mouse instead of using the touchpad. Over time touchpad has improved offering more features to the users. Luckily, Windows have a feature using which you can disable your touchpad when a mouse is connected. All you need to do is tweak some settings in your Windows operating system and you are good to go.

Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10

Using this option can make it easier for users to navigate around Windows and this will protect them from accidental use of touchpad when using a USB mouse.  So without wasting any time let’s see How to Automatically disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1 – Disable Touchpad through Settings

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Devices.

click on System icon

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on Touchpad.

Click on Devices here will see Touchpad on the left pane

3.Under Touchpad uncheckLeave touchpad on when a mouse is connected“.

Uncheck Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected | Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected

4.After completing these steps, the touchpad will be disabled automatically whenever you connect a mouse.  

Note: Under the setting option you will get this option only when you have the precision touchpad. If you do not have that touchpad or other touchpads on your system, you need to use another method.

Method 2 – Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected using Control Panel

1.Type control panel in Windows Search then click on Control Panel from the search result.

Type control panel in the search

2.Next, click on Hardware and Sound.

Hardware and Sound

3.Under Devices and Printers click on Mouse.

click Mouse under devices and printers | Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10

4.Switch to ELAN or Device Settings tab then uncheck “Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached” option.

Uncheck Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

Note: You need to understand that for some touchpad devices you won’t be able to find the above device settings or ELAN tab. This is because the touchpad manufacturers bury the above settings inside their own software. One such example is if you’re using a Dell laptop then you will need to use Dell’s support software to disable touchpad when mouse is connected in Windows 10.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type main.cpl and hit Enter to open Mouse Properties.

Type main.cpl and hit Enter to open Mouse Properties

2.Under Dell Touchpad tab click on “Click to change Dell Touchpad settings“.

click to change Dell Touchpad settings | Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10

3.From Pointing Devices select the Mouse picture from the top.

4.Checkmark “Disable Touchpad when USB mouse is present“.

Will get Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse present option | Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected

Method 3 – Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected via Registry

This is another method which will help you to disable the touchpad when you connect a mouse.

1.Press Windows key + R and type regedit and hit Enter.

Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter

2.Once the Registry Editor opens, you need to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh

3.Now you need to right-click on DisableIntPDFeature under the right window pane and select Modify.

Navigate to the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Synaptics-SynTPEnh

Note: If you can’t find DisableIntPDFeature DWORD then you need to create one. Right-click on SynTPEnh then select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

Right-click on SynTPEnh then select New then click on DWORD (32-bit) value

4.Name this DWORD as DisableIntPDFeature and then double click on it to change its value.

5.Make sure that Hexadecimal is selected under Base then change its value to 33 and click OK.

Change the value of DisableIntPDFeature to 33 under Hexadecimal Base

6.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Hopefully, you can get your task done by adopting any one of the above-mentioned methods. However, depending on the device, the methods can be different. On some devices, you can find out the first method to be implemented to get your task done. While in other devices you may not find this option. Therefore, we have mentioned 3 Methods so that depending on your requirements, you can choose the method that works for you. All you need to do is follow the above-mentioned steps systematically.

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I hope this article was helpful and you can now easily Disable Touchpad when Mouse is connected in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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