How to Disable Touchpad in Windows 11

Author: Iqbal | Guide: Windows 11 |

Did you do some action on your laptop with your touchpad without knowing? Well, then there might be some gestures active for it. You can disable the touchpad in Windows 11 by following this guide so that you do not do any action by mistake. From there, you can also check which all gestures are active for your touchpad.

Let us dive right in and know how to solve your touchpad problems.

Disable Touchpad in Windows 11 in 5 Easy Steps

Step-1 Click on Start: Firstly, you need to click on the Windows button from the running taskbar. This will lead you to the list of applications that are by default on your device or the ones that you have installed. You can install games in Windows 11 if you want to! That too will show on from the start prompt.

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Step-2 Go to Settings: You must be well aware of the Settings icon by using it on almost all mobile devices. So, click on that to disable the touchpad further.

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Step-3 Click on Bluetooth and Devices: From the panel on the left-hand side, look for the option of Bluetooth and Devices. A touchpad is a device that is a part of your laptop. So, click on that option.

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Step-4 Click on Touchpad: On scrolling down, you will find the option of a touchpad with an arrow at its right end. Click on it to see what all gestures are active and to disable them.

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Step-5 Disable the Touchpad by Sliding the Bar: On top of the page, there is an on/off option beside the touchpad. Tap on it to bring the slider to the left side to turn it off.

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Thus, you disable the touchpad in Windows 11.

What If I Do Not Want to Disable All Gestures?

Well, this process guides you to disable the touchpad gestures completely. But, if you feel that you need some of the gestures, then do not disable them completely. You might have disabled Bluetooth in Windows 11 and not use an external mouse. In this scenario, certain gestures are important to keep for the touchpad.

In the touchpad menu itself, you will see the list of gestures that are active. There are one-finger gestures, two-finger gestures, and three, and four-finger gestures. All of them will have a checkbox beside them. Keep the checkbox for the gesture you want actively checked. Otherwise, uncheck the box.

Like this, you can disable those touchpad actions that you do not want. It will make your task easy and quick without using an external mouse.

Can I Do All Gestures With Touchpad Itself Without Using Any External Mouse?

Yes, you can definitely do everything that you can do with a mouse with a touchpad. You only need to get comfortable with the actions and the gestures. You can check them as explained above and learn how to use the touchpad effectively. It is easy to zoom in, swipe up and down, drag and select, switch apps, open the multitasking view, and so on.

Learn the shortcuts and gestures and use them with the touchpad. However, if you do not want it, disable the touchpad and use an external mouse instead. There is no harm in any. Thus, do what makes your task easy, comfortable, and quick.

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