How To Change Touchpad Setting to a Wireless Mouse (6 Steps)

By Michelle Varsallona

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When you install a wireless mouse onto a laptop, the laptop keeps both the mouse and the touchpad enabled. Often, people trying to navigate on their laptop using the keyboard and mouse will accidentally hit the touchpad. Doing this may accidentally select or deselect an object on the screen and ruin the work you were doing. Disable the laptop touchpad so you can solely work with the mouse and keyboard.

Step 1

Click on the “Start” button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2

Go to “Control Panel.”

Step 3

Click “Hardware.”

Step 4

Select “Mouse.”

Step 5

Click the tab that says “Touchpad,” “Device Settings” or a variation of either. This depends on the brand of computer you have.

Step 6

Select the name of the touchpad and click “Disable.” Now you will be able to use the only the wireless mouse.