Although Windows laptops come with touch pads, many users will insert a mouse when using their laptops because of the poor experience of touch operation on many computers. If the notebook often use an external mouse to work, the temporary idle touchpad may be mistakenly touched and touched by mistake to make input errors. At this point, in addition to completely disable the touchpad through the BIOS, device manager, etc., in fact, a better way to achieve the temporary deactivation of the touchpad or anti-touch settings through the software.
1. temporary blocking disable the touchpad
First of all, we can use the touchpad blocker TouchPad Blocker software to temporarily switch the touchpad. Although there are several free tools that can help us disable the touchpad on laptops running Windows, we strongly recommend using TouchPad Blocker software here because not only does it ensure that input is as fast and accurate as possible without being affected by accidental touches (by locking the touchpad input for a short period of time after a keystroke), but it also allows us to use the keyboard shortcut keys to enable or disable the touchpad. This way, we don’t get overwhelmed by inadvertently setting it to be disabled when we don’t happen to have a mouse on hand.
The TouchPad Blocker resides in the system tray area of the taskbar when launched, and we can quickly access all features and options via the tray icon (Figure 1).
Double-click the tray icon (or click it after pressing the Alt key, or right-click the icon and select the Settings option) to launch the TouchPad Blocker configuration window, where you can configure the shortcut key for switching the touchpad (the default is Ctrl+F9) (Figure 2). After that, you can use this shortcut key to switch the touchpad.
Tip: Uncheck the tray right-click menu item Block accidental clicks, equivalent to pressing Ctrl+F9 again to unlock the touchpad. Please remember the Ctrl+F9 shortcut switch, so as not to start the touchpad lock, because the mouse is not around and do not know how to unlock.
At the same time, you can also set the delay time to temporarily freeze the touchpad when there is a key action or mouse action. In this way, even if you do not give the command to disable the touchpad, you can also provide conditions for the prevention of accidental touch. 2.
2. prevent accidental touch touchpad
We can also not seek to disable the touchpad, but only to prevent the palm of your hand or wrist touch the touchpad while typing and accidentally change the mouse cursor position. This idea can be achieved by using TouchFreeze software.
Unlike TouchPad Blocker, TouchFreeze does not contain many options, the software has only one operable option, in the right-click menu of the tray icon, select the Load at system startup item to let the software load with the Windows startup (Figure 3). In automatic mode, when the software is running, it will monitor the user to press a key and then lock the touchpad for a very small period of time to prevent accidental touching. The user does not need to make other operations or intervention.
Tip: All of the above methods work with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7.