Devices Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected in Windows 11


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If your Windows 11 device (ex: laptop) has a built-in precision touchpad and you like to use an external USB or Bluetooth mouse, you can set to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected and automatically enable the touchpad when the mouse is disconnected.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected 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)


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

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected using REG file


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

2 Turn On Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected

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_Leave_touchpad_on_when_mouse_is_connected.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"LeaveOnWithMouse"=dword:ffffffff

3 Turn Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse Connected

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

Turn_OFF_Leave_touchpad_on_when_mouse_is_connected.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"LeaveOnWithMouse"=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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