How To Disable Touchscreen On Laptop

Using a keyboard shortcut

Most laptops have a special key combination to enable / disable the touchpad. Only for different brands it will be slightly different.

When using this method, you need to simultaneously press two keys on the laptop keyboard: the “Fn” key and one of the function keys in the top row (F1-F12).

This combination is slightly different for different brands and models of laptop computers. For example, for ASUS laptops, you need to use the following combination: Fn F9.

Enabling the touchpad on an ASUS laptop

Here is a list of key combinations for enabling the touchpad for common laptop brands:

  • Asus. Fn F9 or Fn F7
  • Acer. Fn F7
  • Lenovo. Fn F8 and Fn F5
  • Dell. Fn F5
  • Sony. Fn F1
  • Toshiba. Fn F5
  • Samsung. Fn F5

This list includes HP brands because on Hewlett-Packard notebooks, the touchpad is activated using a dedicated key dedicated to this function. If there is such a key, then, most likely, to perform this task you need to double-click (or long-press) in the upper left corner of the touch panel (see below).

Enabling touchpad in BIOS

If the touchpad does not work for you and the previous tips do NOT help, it may just be disabled in the BIOS settings.

Go to BIOS and find the “Internal Pointing Device” item. The value of this parameter must be “Enable”, i.e. included.

Installing / reinstalling drivers

Also, a prerequisite for the inoperability of the touchpad may be the absence or incorrect operation of device drivers. This situation may well be if Windows was reinstalled or some kind of failure occurred.

In this case, you need to try to install the touchpad drivers from the disk (if available) or download from the manufacturer’s official website.

How to enable TouchPad (touchpad) on a laptop

The TouchPad (touchpad) can sometimes become disabled on laptops for some reason. In some cases, users turn off the touchpad themselves. it can interfere with active work with the laptop keyboard.

How To Disable Touchscreen On Laptop

There are several options for enabling the touchpad. But when using them, you need to consider what brand of laptop you have. The fact is that for different models, different methods of activating the touchpad are used.

Let’s take a look at how you can enable the touchpad on a laptop using several methods.

Rebooting the laptop

DO NOT suspect the model and brand of your laptop. The first tip to fix the problem is to reboot. It doesn’t matter what kind of system you have: Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu or another, perhaps just a one-time error occurred and after the reboot everything will fall into place.

TouchPad defective

If all of the above recommendations did not help you, perhaps the prerequisite is a physical breakdown of the touch panel or simply disconnected contacts. In this case, there is only one way out. to disassemble the laptop and check all connections. As a last resort, you may even need to replace the touchpad. If you are an inexperienced user, then it is better to entrust this work to professionals.

TouchPad by Synaptics

Synaptics’ touchpads are very common on modern laptops nowadays. Your laptop may also have a touchpad from this manufacturer. In this case (if the drivers are installed), the touchpad can be disabled using the control panel.

To do this, go to the Windows control panel and select “Mouse”.

On the Device Settings tab, using the corresponding buttons, you can enable or disable the touch panel.

Also, for some driver versions, this tab may contain a setting that allows you to disable the touchpad when a USB mouse is connected to a laptop.


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Good evening. Nootbook DELL I can not enable touch control with FN F5 keys

Hello. Try another combination of FnF3 or just F6. details can be found here:

Thanks for the help. FnF3 and my touch on Dell has earned !!

Scrolling of pages with the touchpad does not work after reinstalling Windows. 8.1 (there was Linux. everything worked). What to do?

Most likely a problem with the touchpad driver (not installed, not the correct version, corrupted) or the scrolling function is disabled in the device settings.

Lenovo laptop new included wireless mouse. removed. there is no sensor for tomorrow. Does not work. although it does not include parameters

In the device manager in the section “Mice and other pointing devices” what is contained?

Thank you so much. The article helped a lot. HP laptop

Hi, my laptop is also hp why didn’t help.: Admin: how to enable touch penel Pointing Device I am waiting for your answer.

Lenovo after reinstalling the touchpad and keyboard worked, rebooted stopped.
what to do?

“After reinstalling” Windows, I suppose? which version?

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I sincerely thank the kind people who posted such necessary information here. Following the aLGorithm of actions, I managed to solve the current problem!

I can’t turn off the touchpad (interferes with working on the keyboard). Tried FnF9 and FnF7. I have an ASUS K95V laptop. The system is now Windows 7.

For your laptop there is an ATK Package, which includes a set of tools, among which there are utilities for working with a keyboard shortcut (ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities) You can download it from the official Asus website. Try this option.

thanks a lot! didn’t know how to turn on the touchpad, thought I broke.

On a Lenovo G50-30 laptop, when replacing Windows8 with Windows7, the mouse and TouchPad stopped working. There is nothing to continue reinstalling or repairing Windows. Please tell me how to be?

Those. Windows 7 installed and only keyboard works? Legacy USB Support enabled in BIOS?

It was not possible to install Windows7. there was nothing to select windows from the list and give a command to install. there is a cursor. Tried switching back to windows8 but BIOS settings were reset to factory settings. I tried to restore Windows8 through the Novo button, but due to the lack of a cursor, there is nothing to give a command. It does not react to Enter. Perhaps you need to install the mouse and touchpad driver, but how to do it without a cursor?

I think there is a problem with the BIOS settings (possibly firmware). I read the forums, it turns out that this is a fairly common problem for this laptop model. I found the following advice: if you have a non-original assembly of Windows 7, then before installing the system in the BIOS you need to put the optimized settings for Windows 8, and after the first reboot, return the settings to Win7. Try this option.

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Good evening. Notebook hP Can’t turn on touch control with FN F9 keys

Hello. Which laptop model?

Hello. I have a Compaq laptop. The touchpad stopped working, in my opinion, after wiping the keyboard. Rebooted drivers, didn’t help. what do you advise?

Hello. Check the settings on the following path: “Start. Control Panel. Mouse “. There are several models of Compaq laptops. What is yours?

I installed Windows 10 and stopped working with the touch mouse, tried to turn on the Touch pad, it did not help with combinations, it also DOES NOT help. I have Acer what else can I do.

First of all, check the settings of the touchpad in the control panel (item “Mouse”). You can experiment with the settings yourself, or restore the default values ​​using the appropriate button. If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling (updating) the touchpad driver.

a child while watching a movie accidentally turned off the touch screen on a good one. I do not know what to do. I did not find it in the internet. the touchpad also stopped working, does NOT respond to the keyboard shortcut. Resetting to factory settings did NOT help.

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Thanks for such useful information.!

ASUS Notebook Windows 7.
The touchpad on the middle part of the screen does not work, that is, the arrow moves, but when you want to press something, then “hand” does not appear and nothing is pressed.

Help, please, please. ASER E5-511-C8ZD laptop. After a forced update on Windows 10 was 7, the touchpad disappeared. There were many options to connect, but all without result. thanks.

The ACER Extensa 4230 laptop model was handed over to me from my niece. connect and disconnect this laptop. We have Wi-Fi.

Lenovo G50-45. The shortcut keys are Fn. F6. Thanks for a tip.

You are welcome. Always happy to help.

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What about the answer to my question??

If I understand you correctly, are you having problems finding the cursor in the center of the screen. DO NOT slurry from the position of your finger on the touchpad? right?

Quite right. As if there is an invisible 10-15 cm window on the active shortcut and links.

Have you tried connecting a mouse? Have you checked the touchpad in Safe Mode? Updated (reinstalled) the driver?

With the mouse unchanged.
Safe I am NOT able.
The driver was not updated, but I can’t.

To enter Safe Mode when the computer boots, press the F8 key several times until the menu appears, and then select the Corresponding item. If nothing changes when using the mouse, then most likely the problem is in the system itself.

I wrote in the settings that the drivers DO NOT need to be updated.

Hello, the touchpad laptop Acer AspireES1-511 does not work, the sister was picking after it stopped working and the speakers stopped perceiving, maybe it’s the driver. please advise what to do / CGFCB, J!

Hello. If the advice given in the article does not help, then you need to try reinstalling the driver.

Thanks for the help, otherwise I thought the touchpad was broken!

Hello. After installing Win7 on ASUS p540c, the touchpad and mouse do not work completely, I insert a USB flash drive with drivers. The indicator on the flash drive lit up and immediately went out, the flash drive did not see. I followed all the instructions in the BIOS. But I just bought it. The touchpad was working.

Hello. My Acer computer also does not work with a touchpad ((I connect a mouse, it works, but I have a native one. I tried everything, nothing helps. You wrote the letter E through Synaptik. I put it, but it doesn’t go all the same.

Hello. I also have an Acer V3-571G computer. After pressing the combination again, the Fn F7 key, the touchpad worked. thanks.

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I turned my own off by accident when I was looking for the brightness change key in the dark. fnf8 helped. Thanks)))

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the scrolling of the touchpad stopped working on a Windows 10 ASUS laptop. in the mouse parameters, there is no “elan” section, what to do?

Help me please. Mouse and touchpad do not work on ASUS K50lJ laptop

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Hello, HP 255 g3 laptop, Windows 8. The problem is this: in the BIOS, the parameter responsible for the constant activation of the FN key was disabled, so that by default, when you press the f1-f12 keys, there would be standard Windows functions, and not the function keys of the laptop (I did everything like written on the official HP forum). After that, the synaptic driver stopped working, it disappeared from the “control panel”, disappeared from the “mouse properties”, from the “task manager” I can not find it anywhere. I downloaded the driver from the official website, at first I could not install it, then they disabled the driver signature verification and managed to install the drivers, but they did NOT appear anywhere. I tried to turn on the parameter back in BIOS. it does not help. Can you please tell me what can be done? thanks.

Hello. Try to remove all touchpad drivers and enable fn in BIOS. After that, an unknown device should appear in the device manager. Reinstall the driver.

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I was already scared that something could not be done with a laptop, your advice helped.

Hello, after reinstalling Windows 8.1, the touchpad does NOT react at all. Standard advice does NOT help. I noticed that the drivers are not installed either. As if everything is installed but you look NOT where there is no. Acer laptop (without pontovy).

There is no fn in the BIOS

Hello. On the forums, it is advised to install it necessarily in UEFI mode. Look at here.

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Good afternoon. HP 255 G5, how to disable the touchpad? Buttons combined with fn are available. In the upper left corner of the button for double-clicking is no. In mouse options. the ability to disable comments. How to disable it, help!

Hello. For your laptop model, the official website has a Synaptics touchpad driver, so the ability to disable / enable the touchpad in the mouse parameters should be present. You have it installed?

Dear Admin, tell me what keyboard shortcuts on a Dell Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop you can turn on and off the Dell touchpad. Fn F5 DOES NOT help constantly in games I touch it and interferes with it very much I look forward to your help.

Try another FnF3.

this combination increases the volume.

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Found a photo of your laptop keyboard. It seems that this model does not provide a key combination for disabling / enabling the touchpad at all. Therefore, I recommend trying to disable the touchpad through the BIOS or in the “mouse” properties in the control panel (in this case, the pointing device driver must be installed).

the problem is this, to reinstall Windows on the laptop HP could lower the page down without running to clamping the key, that is, the case is on the edge of the wheel, but now I can not configure it back, can you tell me something practical

Thank you so much! After your recommendations, the TouchPad is working! I have already tried to reinstall the drivers and what I just did not do! And here I fixed everything in a minute!

THANKS! Worked after pressing keys!

Hello. The mouse does not work (the batteries were changed, it did not help), and the touchpad is off. FnF7 does not help, Acer computer. What to do?

Off or not working? If you are sure that it is turned off, and the problem is that the FnF7 combination does NOT work, connect a wired USB mouse and reinstall the driver for the function keys from the laptop manufacturer’s website.

If the touchpad itself does not work, open Device Manager, expand the list of “Mice and other pointing devices”, remove the touchpad and reboot. If it does not help, reinstall the driver on the motherboard chipset and then on the touch panel. These drivers should also be taken from the laptop manufacturer’s website.

Off. A wired USB mouse is.

To enable cursor control from the keyboard, press the following combination: Left Alt Left Shift Num Lock.

If this method does not work or you have a number block, press the Windows R keys, then in the “Open” field it will rewrite the command between the lines
control.exe / name microsoft.easeofaccesscenter / page pageeasiertoclick
click ok.

In the window that will open after that, check the box “Enable pointer control from the keyboard.” Use the arrow keys to move through the items. To put a daw, press (plus), to remove a daw. minus.

Then go to the Pointer Control Settings and set the parameters convenient for you.

This is enough to open the browser, find the site you want and download the driver for the function keys.

What to do if the touchpad does not work and the computer is in a locked state?!

What exactly is locked? BIOS? Login to Windows?

Instead of a touchpad, you can connect a mouse for a while.

Helped, thanks for your articles, my thanks!

hello, I have an ASUS T100. after downloading the update of the drivers through the booster driver, my touch screen stopped working, all control is only through the mouse, what should I do? thanks

Open the device manager and look in the “Mice and other pointing devices” section to see if the driver is installed on the touchscreen at all. If not, download it from the laptop manufacturer’s website and install it. If so, try to remove the same device from the hardware list (right-click. uninstall) and restart the laptop.

If after that it does not work. Rollback the system to the restore point created in the driver update. Or manually remove the drivers for the chipset and the touchscreen from the system, download them again from the manufacturer’s website and install them sequentially: first on the chipset, then on the built-in one. then to the discrete and last but not least to the touch screen. After rebooting, the screen will most likely work.

Hello. I bought a laptop asusX540S with 10windy decided to reinstall it to 7 climbed into the BIOS tampering with the boot from the flash drive installed. After installation, the touchpad and USB output do not work. Reset the BIOS does not work optimally. The touchpad is enabled in BIOS. What to do please help

Put 10 back USB inputs for the salary. I put 7k USB again does not work. Help

For usb and touchpad to work, you need a Corresponding Driver. On the Asus website for this model there are only drivers for Windows 10 x64, on the Intel website there is also nothing suitable for comments. Try to install what is on Windows 7 x64. If it does not fit, then it remains either to use a dozen, or to do without USB and a touchpad. The first option, I think, is still more convenient.

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If you desperately need Windows 7, you can install it in a virtual machine, and use Windows 10 as the host OS.

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Hello, I bought a used laptop, the touchpad was already on when I bought it. Asus k53sm laptop, the same as I had, only now on the new 10th Windows. I always use a mouse, so I usually turn off the touchpad as unnecessary, and besides, it just bothers me. I, as an aces user (I call it that as ASUS), know the fnf9 key combination, so I immediately pressed the combination of these buttons, but nothing happened. On an old laptop, I had files, when installed, I could easily turn on / off Wi-Fi, bluetooth, change the brightness of the screen, sound, including off / on the touchpad. Now, on the new one, I can do everything the same, except for on / off the touchpad. I read the comments here and saw that I was advised to download the ATK Package, but I thought if I should do it, because in fact all the functions are working correctly for me, only with the touchpad there is a problem. I don’t fumble about all this and assumed that after installing the ATK Package, the drivers might get crooked, but maybe I’m wrong and I’m worried in vain. Hope someone can help me or give me some advice.

If you do not need tapchad at all, the easiest way is to disable it in the BIOS: in Aptio Setup, the option is called internal pointing device and is located in the advanced section. just assign it the value disabled and save the setting.

Updating drivers through the ATK Package does not have to create any problems for you, but just in case, create a restore point before installing.

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Thank you included. I turned it off once, but today, with your help, I turned it on again. Half a day looking like.

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Hello! A few days ago I bought an Asus 541 series laptop and I can’t turn on the touchpad, I tried all the combinations and it costs on in bioc. What to do?

Download the touchpad driver from the manufacturers website and install.

Hello ASUS U41SV A problem occurs from time to time. The touch starts working NOT correctly, i.e. the cursor moves poorly, as if it slips, it is also difficult to position the cursor in some place with the help of a sharp touch (for some reason, it turns out most clearly only in the lower right corner). Something similar happened if water got on the touchscreen and the touchpad did not see the fingers well because of the water, but this was understandable.
Previously, it seemed that this happens when the laptop was very hot, but now this problem for the second day does not disappear! In the settings I tried to change something. like comments!

Connect the mouse, open the device manager, go to the “Mice and other pointing devices” section, Right-click on the touchpad and select “Uninstall device”. Restart your computer. After restarting, the system will recognize and reinstall the touchpad. If it does not recognize it, reinstall its driver manually.

If the problem persists after reinstalling the driver, check if it occurs in Safe Mode. If it does not occur, then the reason for the failure is in applications or services that are not loaded in safe mode. The culprit can be found by disabling and alternately enabling services and startup items in msconfig and task manager.

How to do it:
1) boot Windows in normal mode, press the WinR keys, run msconfig, open the “Services” tab.
2) Check the box next to “Do not display Microsoft services”. In the list of remaining services, disable half of.
3) Open the task manager on the “Startup” tab and Disable everything there.
4) Save the settings in msconfig and reboot the system. If the problem persists, disable the second half of the services and enable the first. Reboot again and check. This is how you will find the faulty component.

If the problem occurs in Safe Mode and when booting the computer from a different media, the cause is a hardware failure. With this better service.

Customization features

At its core, the touchpad is an analogue of a mouse used to operate on a regular desktop computer. It is recommended that you trust the setup to specialists, but you yourself can handle it if you study everything in order. If you are not just wondering how to enable the touchpad on a laptop, but also how to configure it, then there is a certain sequence of actions. First you need to go to the Start menu, where you can find Control Panel, or click on the touchpad icon in the tray. After that, you will see the tabs related to the touchpad. It is here that the settings for the speed with which the cursor will move across the monitor, the sensitivity of the touchpad, the density of pressure on it, and the ability to disable or enable the panel lock, if data are entered from the keyboard, are made. In addition to all of the above, the control panel provides such an opportunity as disabling or enabling the touch panel itself.


Speaking about how to enable the touchpad on a laptop, it’s worth noting that there are faster ways to do it. You can use certain key combinations. Usually the mouse starts working after pressing FNF9 or F5F7. It all depends on how the laptop and keys were configured earlier. To turn on the mouse, you need to press one or another key combination at the same time, after which the touchpad will start working. Pressing the same combinations again will pause the mouse. Before turning on the touchpad, it is worth checking if there are any problems with its operation in general. Quite often there are situations in which the touchpad does NOT react to touches at all or does it very badly, sometimes there are problems with scrolling with the cursor, which moves very badly.

How to turn on the touchpad on a laptop: a comprehensive guide

Laptops are now an integral part of modern everyday life. They began to be used in offices, replacing bulky computers, it is convenient to work with them at home or perform tasks at school. In kindergartens, they are used to teach and develop babies. They are convenient to take with you due to their compact size and light weight, while their technical data is at the level of desktop computers. You can even take laptops with you on vacation or outdoor activities.

Modern technology is developing quite rapidly, this also applies to companies that produce laptops. Most modern models offered to customers have a touch panel. This innovation is designed to make the user experience easier and more efficient. However, the laptop touchpad must be configured to work properly. This is the question worth considering.


To cope with the problem on your own, without contacting specialists for help, you just need to reinstall the drivers, which will solve all the problems that have arisen. If this method does not help, then you should contact the service center where such equipment is repaired. Each laptop comes with a disc with drivers for installing the touchpad. However, sometimes the touchpad is not listed in the laptop’s device manager. Before turning on the touchpad on the laptop, you need to check if it is in the control panel. There are isolated cases when the touchpad drivers were NOT installed.

To fix this problem, you should simply reinstall the drivers. If the touchpad does not appear in the device manager, then it may simply be turned off. It must be turned on, which will allow to resume normal operation.

The essence of the problem. subtleties of work

It’s worth noting that using the touchpad on a laptop requires some skill, so it takes a little practice first to get used to using it. For beginners, there are instructions that describe how to configure the touchpad of a laptop, which helps a lot in future work.

A traditional optical mouse can be connected to almost every laptop, but this technique is rarely used. If, nevertheless, there is a need to connect such a device, you must choose the model that has a USB connector for connection. For such a manipulator, most often it is not necessary to install drivers. Now you know how to enable the touchpad on your laptop and how to use it.

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What to do if there are no drivers?

It so happens that due to one or another circumstance, the necessary drivers are simply not installed on the computer. But even in this case it is possible to disable the touchpad on the laptop.

With the built-in tool

This is done through the device manager as follows:

  • The method described above gets into the control panel.
  • After performing THESE operations, the touch panel will stop working.
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Use this method also if your theme’s touchpad is not disabled in the ways described above for specific brands of laptops.

Hotkey shutdown

If you want to know everything about how to disable the touchpad on a laptop, then you cannot do without information about hotkeys. This is the fastest way to make the panel inactive: just press two buttons on the keyboard to make the sensor stop responding. Press again to turn the touchpad back on.

Manufacturers assign different combinations to their devices, but usually you need to press the Fn button in combination with one key from the F1-F12 row. You can find a suitable key by the graphic image of the crossed out touchpad.

On ASUS laptops, the sensor is disabled by a combination of FnF7 or FnF9. Pay attention to the pictogram. the crossed out touchpad will help you make the right decision.

If you have an Acer laptop, press FnF7. This combination will work if a hand is drawn in the corner of the button pressing the panel.

To disable the sensor on an HP laptop, double-click the area at the top of the touchpad.

Usually the desired area is marked with a small depression. The built-in mouse is also turned on by double clicking.

On laptops made by Lenovo, you need to pay attention to the F5 and F7 keys. One of them will have a strikethrough panel, that is, if you press this key in combination with Fn, the touchpad will stop working.

Sony computers use FnF1. In addition, the Vaio Control Center application is installed by default on Sony laptops, which also has a function to turn off the touchpad.

By default, Samsung laptops use the FnF5 combination. If you have a second-hand laptop, look for a list of hotkeys in the user manual or see the icons on the buttons. In addition, in some cases, for hotkeys to work, you need to install a special utility. for example, ATK Hotkey Utility for ASUS. All software can be downloaded on the manufacturer’s website for free, the main thing is to choose the right laptop model and OS version.

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Disabling the touchpad on a laptop

You can turn off the laptop touchpad in several ways: using the function keys, through the control panel or device manager, using special software. Disconnection is usually required if a regular mouse is connected to the laptop and the touchpad becomes an unnecessary input device.

How to disable the touchpad on a laptop yourself

In addition, in this menu, you can turn off the touch panel by pressing the “Disable” button. And the “S” key will allow you to enter the parameters, where you can easily configure the system actions when you press the left and right buttons.

In addition, in the “Options” tab, if there are updates to the input media drivers installed, settings will be available that will reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad on a laptop. For this:

  • click on the indicated tab;
  • select the item “Indication”;

Set the required pressure on the touch panel and apply the settings, close the windows

How to disable the touchpad on a laptop

How to disable the touchpad or touchpad on a laptop and then how to turn it on using the keyboard.

Unique keys to enable the touchpad

All manufacturers strive to provide their devices with authentic settings and special hotkeys for working with external data input devices.

In this way, you can facilitate the user’s work.

Different manufacturers use different methods for disabling touchpads.

As a rule, in absolutely all cases, the sensor can be disabled by pressing the hotkey combination on the computer keyboard.

This method is suitable if you have NOT found official device drivers on your computer or if there is no specialized window for working with the touchpad in the control panel.

In order to disable the touchpad absolutely on all laptops of the popular manufacturer ASUS, press the combination of the following buttons on the keyboard: Fn F7. you can also use the Fn F9 buttons. It depends on the edition of the laptop.

Disable touchpad on ASUS laptops

If you are an HP laptop user, all you need to do is tap on the upper left corner of the touchpad to turn it off.

If a disconnection occurs, the LED indicator near the sensor will turn red.

You can also enable the touchpad by clicking on its upper left corner.

Disabling a sensor on an HP laptop

To disable the sensor on Lenovo, press the Fn and F5 buttons at the same time.

Disabling the manipulator on devices from the popular Lenovo company

The touchpad on Sony Vaio laptops can be disabled via the Vaio Device Center (keyboard and mouse category) or by using the Fn F1 keys.

Mechanical Disable Touchpad on Sony Laptops

To turn off the sensor on Samsung devices, just press the Fn F5 buttons. Re-enabling also happens with THESE hotkeys.

Now you can disable the touchpad on your laptop using the driver software, control panel tools or using the Special hotkeys on the device keyboard.


Disconnect via driver

This method is suitable for all current versions of the operating system. Windows 10/8/7, on which the device driver from the manufacturer is already installed.

First you need to check if you have the correct driver on your laptop:

  • Go to the Device Manager window. To do this, right-click the touchpad or mouse on the Start icon and select the appropriate window from the pop-up menu, as shown in the figure below:

Enabling Windows Device Manager

  • In the main window of the Task Manager that opens, find the tab of the computer manipulators and open it. Now find the device driver for your touchpad. It is highlighted in the figure below.
    Its name may differ depending on the computer model and on the technology used by the touchpad itself.

Device Manager main window

  • Click on the driver with the right mouse button and if the touchpad does not work correctly, click on the driver update field. It will download the latest software from the Internet automatically.
    To disable the touchpad in certain modes, click on the driver with the right button of the manipulator and go to the device properties window.
    Now it will turn on the power management tab and check or uncheck the boxes next to the desired modes, as shown in the figure below. Thus, you can adjust the operation of the touchpad in different states of the laptop operating system;

Power management and touchpad shutdown modes

  • Press the OK key to save your changes and exit the Device Manager pane. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Now let’s consider a universal shutdown method, which will suit most laptops and all operating systems.

How do I disable the touchpad on a laptop? Nothing could be easier

After reading this article, you will learn how to disable the touchpad on a laptop, even if it has on / off keys.

The touchpad is a component of the laptop (touch), which is an alternative to the usual mouse manipulator.

The creation technology is based on the use of a capacitive sensor.

It does not respond to the touch of third-party objects, only fingers.

There are many manufacturers in the laptop market today. The most popular ones are: Asus, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Sony and Samsung.

All of them are trying to improve their devices and bring new functionality to them.

That is why the touchpad will turn off differently on different laptops.

To begin with, we will consider a universal way to disable, then the option with setting the appropriate driver in the Windows device manager and at the end of the article there will be Disconnection methods that are individual for each popular brand of laptop.

Synaptics configuration window

With this method, you can disable the touchpad, does not delve into working with drivers. Most modern devices work with a dedicated Synaptics touchpad.

The drivers for it are already installed in the system.

If your laptop also works with Synaptics, this will be displayed in the device control panel.

  • Open the main window of your computer’s control panel;
  • Customize the display of items individually in the form of icons, rather than by general categories. This can be done using the drop-down list at the top of the control panel window;
  • Select the mouse icon and click on it as shown in the picture below;

Enabling the window for controlling connected devices of the “mouse” type

  • Open the tab with the Synaptics logo image

Mouse Properties Window

  • To disable the touchpad, check the box next to the corresponding item, as shown in the picture above (in this case, the sensor will turn off automatically if an ordinary mouse is connected to the computer) or press the “disable” button to independently control the on / off time;
  • To return the manipulator to work, click on the “Enable” button in the Synaptics tab

Now let’s take a closer look at ways to disable the pointing device for windows 7. windows 8 and windows 10 if no drivers and Synaptics panels were found.

How to enable / disable the touchpad if there is no dedicated button

In this I will tell you how to enable or disable the touchpad on a laptop, and if you have a special key.