Devices Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 11


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If your Windows 11 device (ex: laptop) has a built-in precision touchpad, you can enable or disable the touchpad on demand.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the touchpad for your account in Windows 11.


Contents





Option One

Turn On or Off Touchpad in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Touchpad on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Touchpad_settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Touchpad to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On (default) or Off Touchpad for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Touchpad_settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Touchpad using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Touchpad On

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_precision_touchpad.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad\Status]
"Enabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Touchpad

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_precision_touchpad.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad\Status]
"Enabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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