How to disable notebook’s touchpad when typing something in Windows 10

When using your notebook, depending on where your touchpad is located, sometimes typing something as simple as text or even using the keyboard can be a complicated task. This problem may occur because of accidental touches that have occurred on the surface of the touchpad, which remains active while you are typing and eventually causes clicks or unwanted movements of the mouse cursor on the system.

In turn, eyeing this problem of some devices, Microsoft has implemented a welcome function in Windows 10, which allows the touchpad to be automatically disabled while typing on the notebook’s keyboard. Here’s how to make your touchpad stay disabled while typing on your Windows 10 notebook.


As mentioned above, because it is an official feature of Windows 10, the configuration shown below does not pose any risk to the system. In addition, if you do not like the new configuration, it can be rolled back at any time in the same place where it was activated.

How to disable the touchpad while typing

In addition to the caveats explained above, to perform this configuration in Windows you must be using an account with administrator privileges for it to work. Check how to proceed:

  1. Press the “Win + I” keys together to open the Windows 10 settings screen. Then, go to “Devices”;
  2. From the menu that is on the left side of the screen, click on “Touchpad”;
  3. In the “Touchpad sensitivity” section, check the “Lower sensitivity” option;
  4. Restart the computer.

Although the name of the function used is “Minor Sensitivity” when it is chosen the mouse touchpad will already be turned off automatically while you are typing. If you want to return to a normal setting, just enter the same menu as above and leave the sensitivity at the medium level.

Ready! Now you know how to avoid possible mistakes by accidentally leaning against the notebook’s touchpad while typing or using the keyboard.

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