If you are using an external mouse then there’s no need to use the touchpad on your HP laptop. HP laptops have a touchpad mouse. The touchpad can be very sensitive and you might prefer to turn off the touchpad if you prefer to use a normal mouse. So, in this guide, you’ll learn how to disable a touchpad on HP laptops on Windows 10.
There are many reasons to completely disable a touchpad not only in HP laptops but other laptops as well as Dell Sony VAIO, Toshiba, and many others. Meanwhile, using a laptop’s touchpad can be irritating sometimes because you can’t control the mouse completely or it can be painful for your wrists while editing videos or doing things on Microsoft office.
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What You Will Learn Here:
How to Deactivate the Mousepad in an HP
So if your work requires something with more precision and control or you are using an external mouse instead then it’s better to turn off the touchpad on your HP laptops. However, Disabling the touchpad can avoid unwanted movement of the cursor while your hand is running over it. HP laptops are equipped with touchpad drivers from Synaptics which allow you to activate, disable, and customize different touchpad settings.
Here, I will show you 3 different ways to disable the touchpad in an HP laptop.
Method 1. Deactivate an HP Laptops Touchpad via Double Tap
Most versions of HP laptops have a Disable button directly above the touchpad. This tiny button allows you to turn on and off the touchpad as much as you like.
To disable the touchpad using double-tap: Double-tap on the upper left-hand corner of the touchpad to quickly disable it.
When deactivated, some models display a graph on the screen showing a red line or an orange across the TouchPad.
Method 2. Disable an HP Laptop Touchpad via Settings
Disable the touchpad in your Settings. If your computer does not have a touchpad Disable button, you can still disable the touchpad in your laptop’s settings.
Step 1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings.
Step 2. Click Devices.
Step 3. Click Touchpad on the left pane.
Step 4. Click Additional settings under Related settings.
Step 5. Click Device Settings then click Disable to turn off your Laptop’s touchpad.
Method 3. Disable a Touchpad in an HP Laptop via Control Panel
And the last way to turn off the touchpad on your HP laptop is by using the Control Panel.
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
Step 2. Click Mouse.
Step 3. Click Device Settings then click Disable to turn off your Laptop’s touchpad.
How to Enable Touchpad in an HP Laptop
So by you have learned the 3 different ways to disable the touchpad on an HP laptop. But sometimes, you want to enable it back. So, to enable it again follow the below steps.
Step 1. Open the Control Panel.
Step 2. Click Mouse.
Step 3. Click Device Settings then click Enable to activate your Laptop’s touchpad.
On a computer display panel, a touchpad is a mechanism for pointing (controlling input positioning). It’s a substitute for the click. Touchpads, which were initially developed for notebook computers, are now available for desktop computers as well. The user’s finger movement and downward pressure were tracked by a touch screen.
George E. Gerpheide designed the first touch pad in 1988. In 1994, Apple became the first company to patent and use the touch pad in its Powerbook laptops. Since then, the touch pad has become the most popular cursor control device in laptops. A trackball is used on several laptops. The IBM ThinkPad laptops have a built-in “pointing stick” (known as a TrackPoint).
That’s it. This is how you can disable a touchpad in an HP laptop and these 3 methods will help you to turn off your laptop’s touchpad.
I don’t have those options on my HP laptop.
there is no ‘disable’ option for the touchpad on my HP laptop. I have tried uninstalling the touchpad, but this requires a restart of the computer, which re-installs the damn thing, so I have wasted my time and am right back where I started from. How can I delete the touchpad once and for all?
I don’t have the button on my HP Laptop and the second two options don’t exist any more. Using a Logtec M570 wireless trackball with the updated drivers for multiple wireless devices. My touchpad was automatically disabled until I believe the June update. I didn’t notice that the touchpad wasn’t disabled till recently and attempting to disable it through the Settings panel and control panel will bring up bot the touch pad and mouse windows bu no way to disable the touchpad as before. What gives? This very annoying when trying to type.
the disable option for the Elan Touchpad is greyed out. The only option I can see is to uninstall the touchpad and I am not sure that I should mess with that.
If there isn’t any disable option so it’s better not to mess by uninstalling the touchpad.
How can I turn off the Elan touchpad on my new HP laptop. The Disable option is greyed out. I use an external mouse all the time and the touchpad cannot be shut off. GRRRR1
How to disable touchpad on hp laptop 15-da0xxx. Fireplace is looking inviting for this thing! No answers anywhere that can be done. Can anyone help me before I lose it? Please?
If I can manage to smash this laptop with a hammer, I’ll return it. I’ve “uninstalled” it several times and it won’t go away.
manage to *not use a hammer
I’ve been having mine disabled every time Microshit does an update. My usual route is to run regedit, go to HKEY_Current User, scroll down to Software and Elantech. Click on “Other Settings” Look for “DisableWhenDetectUSBmouse” or something to that effect it’ll be Disable something. Doubleclick on it and change the 0 (zero) to 1 (one) close the registration file and reboot. It should work, but hasn’t for me this time.
Synaptic touchpad controls cannot be accessed through the control panel. Must access the app directly.
On MS Start, entered Synaptic touchpad and it popped up with the app. Then it has the spot to click on to disable it.
Drives me crazy too. But I disable mine through settings. choosing devices, additional mouse options. I untick the box that says disable pointing device when mouse is attached, I then tick it again and press apply. It works, but it is a pain in the neck to do it every time i turn the computer completely off and back on. I haven’t found a shortcut that works yet.
I’ve tried everything I can find to turn off the Synaptics TouchPad on my HP-15db1xxx. It’s driving me crazy! HP i s no help unless you want to sign up for a support package! There is no tab for touchpad and no buttons for disable.