How can I disable the internal mouse pad when you use a USB external mouse

I want to disable the internal mousepad on my Dell laptop and use a mouse USB - external connected instead, because tapping the heat of my hands seems to move the cursor, if the letters and words are mixed.

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Hi Martyn,

Most laptops have a function key (FN) which can be used in combination with other keys for example FN + F2 or FN + F7 to disable or enable the touchpad.

If you are not able to disable using the function keys, then try the following steps.

To disable the touchpad in Device Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the start search box type devmgmt.msc, and then on enter.
  3. In Device Manager, expand mice and other pointing devices and locate the touchpad.
  4. Right click on the touchpad and click on the disable option.

Following the steps above should help you disable the touchpad.

Tags: Windows

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