This question was asked by many. And it's not even that the mouse is much more convenient to work with. Simply if there is a mouse, then there is no use in the touchpad. It only consumes energy in vain. In addition, it is very inconvenient to type text with the touchpad turned on. One wrong move, and all the work can go wrong. Therefore, you need to be able to disable the touchpad on the laptop. There are many ways for this. And we will consider them all. For not every method is suitable for a particular device. Also consider the options for disabling the touchpad for various operating systems.
What is a touchpad?
Touchpad is the same touch pad that replaces the mouse in notebooks. Use it only if you can not connect the mouse to the laptop categorically. There are many reasons for this: there are no free ports or there is no possibility to use the mouse due to lack of space. In any case, the touchpad comes to the rescue. It has a bunch of useful functions. Even though it is not quite convenient to use it.
Among the functions supported by the standard touchpad, include gestures, multi-touch, support for multi-finger scrolling. The touch panel is a multifunctional device, although not very convenient. Therefore, most users tend to use the mouse as their main working tool. Therefore it will be useful to know how to disable the touchpad on the laptop. There are different features for different laptops. So, let's begin.
Laptops from Lenovo
These laptops are characterized by good technical characteristics and a decent level of performance. It goes without saying that these laptops have hot keys to turn off certain equipment. There are buttons for turning off Wi-Fi, display, multimedia keys. Naturally, there is also a button to turn off the touchpad. Of course, the key combination may differ from model to model. But on each key there are icons that display a particular device.
In most laptops from the Chinese, the touchpad is turned off with the Fn + F6 keyboard shortcut. The final key may change, but the functional Fn remains unchanged. Here's how to disable the touchpad on a Lenovo laptop . However, hot keys do not always work. Especially if you are using the tenth version of the operating system from Microsoft. With this brainchild Sathya Nadella will have to tinker. But this will be written just below. Now let's move on to other laptops.
Notebooks from HP
The products of this American company are well known in our country. Laptops are famous for their characteristics, quality of performance and affordable prices. These devices also have function buttons that allow you to easily disconnect one or another component of the laptop. So how do I disable the touchpad on an HP laptop? In the same way as in "Lenovo". Only the keyboard shortcut is different.
If your laptop does not have a touchpad disconnect button, you can do such a "feint with your ears": tapping twice on the upper left corner of the touchpad. In some models, it turns off just like that. In any case, even if this did not help, then just below you will learn how to disable the touchpad using the operating system. These are the features of HP's notebooks, and nothing can be done about it. Have to adjust. Fortunately it is not difficult.
The products of this company are also popular, but, unlike previous laptops, these are not always all right with cooling. However, despite this, laptops fly like hot cakes. So, how to disable the touchpad on an ASUS laptop? Answer: using the Fn + F9 keyboard shortcut. The combination may change somewhat, but it definitely is. If your keys have blurred images, you can select the desired combination using the "scientific poke" method. Usually helps.
It is worth noting that this method of turning off the touchpad is only suitable if the laptop has the drivers necessary for the correct operation of the touchpad. But it is not always the case. How to disable the touchpad on a laptop, Windows 7 Using? If there are no drivers? Let's try to solve this problem.
Laptops with Windows 7
If the laptop has a seven on board, the drivers for the touchpad are not installed, and it needs to be disconnected at any price, then you can try the following. Go to the "Device Manager", open the tab "Mice and other pointing devices." Here you can get a snag. It is not known how the touchpad will be signed. Most likely, there will be something like "PS / 2 Device". We turn it off. If something is wrong, then it's okay. You can always turn it back on.
With Windows 7, everything is more or less clear. The same principle will work in the eight. However, there is another "new-fangled" operating system, in which everything is not so simple. It is called Windows 10. And how to disable the touchpad on a laptop, Windows 10 using? The answer will be contained below.
Laptops with "ten" on board
To begin with, the "dozen" automatically installs some left drivers on the touchpad. And the manufacturers are not in a hurry to release software updates for their devices under Win 10. What to do in this case? In this case, we will use the method from "Windows 7". Through the "Device Manager". But the trouble is that in the "top ten" even the device manager is hidden, the devil knows where. Therefore, we do the following.
Open the "Start" menu, look for the "Run" item. Enter the phrase devmgmt.msc into the string. Our favorite device manager will open. We are already looking for "Mouse and other pointing devices" and repeat the actions that were performed for the seven. So you can disable the touchpad on the laptop ASUS, Windows 10 using. Yes, there is a lot of trouble. But who said it will be easy? Especially with the "ten".
Operating systems of the Linux family
Here everything is simple and understandable. On some distributions, hot keys do not work. How to disable the touchpad on a laptop in this case? Very simple. Go to the settings, look for the item "Mouse and touchpad" and move the slider, which disables the touch panel. All. But not all distributions are so simple. This method is suitable for operating systems "Ubuntu" and "Mint".
In the case of "Arch" and "Fedora" everything is a bit more complicated. Here you need to make some manipulations in the terminal. But such systems are new to laptops are not used. And the professionals themselves know perfectly well what to do in such cases. Simplicity of managing mass distributions of "Linux-like" operating systems is one of their main advantages.
For those who have "Hackintosh"
There are fans of illegal installation of MacOS on ordinary laptops with the help of all sorts of "crutches". They also need to know how to disable the touchpad on the laptop. Here everything is simple. Since both "Mac" and "Ubuntu" are "unix-like" operating systems, the way from "Ubuntu" will suit "Hakintoshu" as well. But to put "Mac" on ordinary laptops can only true "gourmets". For the components to be selected so that they work without the minimum number of "crutches", laptops are impossible. They have always been and will be problematic in this regard. Another thing - personal computers.
Go to the settings, look for "Mouse and touchpad" and move the slider of the touch panel to the "Off" position. It's as simple as twice two. Another reason to switch from a buggy and incomprehensible "Windy" to a normal, adequate system. This is one way to shutdown. For owners of "Hackintosh" it is possible to offer one more variant - completely to remove from system "кекст", responsible for work of a touchpad. The measure is radical, but 100%.
Now you know everything about how to disable the touchpad on the laptop. There is no difference - which laptop, what features it has and what operating system it is installed in. All actions, in essence, are similar. Differences only in nuances. Worst of all, the owners of laptops with Windows 10 are on board. There, everything is so confused that it's very difficult to understand a beginner without help. But nothing. Eyes are afraid, but hands are doing. With the "ten" we also figured out. By the way, you can use the same key combination to include the touchpad. Now you all know this. So dare, experiment. Just do not get carried away. And then hang the system by accident.