If you are using Windows 10 in your gadgets like laptops, you can easily disable touchpad while connected to the USB mouse device. Every laptop is got the touchpad and it is not only used for navigating but also for various other functions like gestures for performing navigation tasks in a faster and better way even still many all these users prefer to use the traditional mouse.
You can easily configure Windows 10 to disable the touchpad automatically only when a USB or Bluetooth mouse is connected.
If you need to work with your laptop and you don’t have a mouse nearby you call still move around OS for work.
We are now going to discuss various ways which can help you to disable touchpad in Windows with the use of Settings App and control panel.
Steps to disable touchpad when the mouse is connected using the settings
1. You have to open settings
2. Click on the devices
3. Click on the touchpad
4. And click on leave touchpad on when the mouse is connected.
Since you have completed all these steps you mouse touchpad will remain disabled until you disconnect your mouse.
Steps to disable touchpad when the mouse is connected using Control Panel
Settings app feature is only applicable for a precision touchpad. If you have a different type of touchpad, the control panel can help you to disable your mouse settings.
If you are using a Synaptics touchpad, you can use the control panel to change mouse settings using the following steps.
1. You have to open the control panel
2. Click on Hardware and Sound
3. Under “Devices and printers” click on Mouse option
4. You can disable internal pointing device when an external USB pointing device is attached option.
Many other options are also available like based on the manufacturer you get an option to disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected can be buried with the software provided.