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Cannot disable touchpad

Copper Contributor

I customarily disable touchpads when a mouse is connected to laptops I use. Recently, this option has vanished in my Mouse/Touchpad settings. Is there a way to retrieve that option?

2 Replies
Hi,
you can disable your touchpad in the Device Manager.
right click on the start button and the go to Device Manager, find your touchpad and right-click then select disable.
make sure to enable it again before removing your mouse.

@HotCakeX 

Thanks for the prompt response. Unfortunately, I already tried that without success. Disable is not offered as an option - see screenshot attached.

Cheers