While laptop touchpads can be useful—especially those that support gestures—they can also be annoying. They’re just too easy to accidentally hit when you’re typing. If you use an external mouse, it’s even more annoying because you don’t need the touchpad at all. Here’s how to disable the touchpad when you use an external mouse.
Having Windows automatically disable your touchpad when you connect an external mouse is the solution most people will want to use. This makes it easy to use the touchpad when you’re on the move without having to worry about it when you connect your mouse.