A laptop touchpad is like a mouse that lets you scroll, select, copy, paste, click, zoom, and more without the need for additional plug-ins. It is an integrated component that replaces the physical wired mouse. While it is a very useful component of a laptop, you will sometimes feel more comfortable using an external mouse. This is when you can completely disable touchpad support on your Windows 10 laptop. But how can you do that? Let's see how.
Method 1 - Disable Touchpad Support via Windows Settings
Step 1: Go to Home and click settings located above the power button.
Step 2: Find the devices option from the list and click on it.
Step 3: Scroll down on the left side of the window to find Touchpad, click on it. On the right side of the window, you can see that it is enabled by default. Move the button to disable it.
Method 2: turn off the touchpad with Windows 10 Device Manager
Step 1: print Windows key + X together on the keyboard, click Device administrator in the context menu.
Step 2: In Device Manager, find Human interface devices and click to expand. Find the Touch panel compatibile HD option from the list and right click on it. Click on Disable device from the context menu. This will turn off the touch panel.
Step 3. Click Yup to confirm the changes and the touch panel is deactivated with immediate effect.
The above methods will help you easily disable touchpad support on your Windows 10 laptop. Other laptops may allow you to disable touchpad support by pressing Fn + F3 keys simultaneously or via BIOS / UEFI firmware.