How to completely disable the Touchpad in Windows 11

How to completely disable the Touchpad in Windows 11

If you’re using a Windows 11 laptop, there’s a good chance that your touchpad gets in the way more often than you’d like. Maybe you’re a power user who is constantly accidentally brushing the touchpad while typing. Maybe you just prefer using a mouse. Whatever the reason, you can disable the touchpad entirely on your Windows 11 laptop with just a few clicks. Here’s how:

If you want to completely disable the touchpad so that it can’t be turned back on by accident, you can do so in the BIOS settings. To access the BIOS, restart your computer and press the key that appears on the screen during bootup. This key is usually F2, F10, or Del.

How to completely disable the Touchpad in Windows 11
How to completely disable the Touchpad in Windows 11

Once in the BIOS, look for a setting that says something like “Touchpad” or “Pointing Device.” The exact wording will vary depending on your BIOS and computer manufacturer.

Set this option to Disabled and then save your changes and restart your computer.

You can also disable the touchpad on Windows 11 by following this guide below:

How to disable the touchpad in Windows 11

1. Open the Start menu and type “device manager” into the search box.

2. Click on the “Device Manager” result.

3. Expand the “Mouse and other pointing devices” section.

4. Right-click on your touchpad and select “Disable.”

5. Click “Yes” when prompted.

Your touchpad will now be completely disabled. If you ever want to enable it again, simply follow the steps above and select “Enable” instead of “Disable.”