Automatically disable touchpad when mouse is connected

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If you are working on a Notebook, it sometimes is very distracting when you want to type a text and your thumb touches the touchpad and moves the cursor to another place.

Here is how you automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected to the USB port:

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Change the View to Small icons.
  • Open Mouse.
  • Go to Device Settings or Hardware if you are using Windows 8.
  • Check the Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached box.

If this check box does not exist, create a text file, and copy the following text into it:


Now, rename the text file to mouse.reg and double click it, to import it into the registry. You should now have the option to disable your touchpad whenever an USB mouse is attached.

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