Need of disabling touchpad in Windows® 7
Why do you need to disable the touchpad in Windows 7?
Touchpad is a common feature of laptop computers and it is used as an alternative for a computer mouse. The touchpad is also known as a trackpad and it is a device used for pointing something which consist of a specialized surface that has the ability to translate movement and position of a users finger to a particular position on the screen. Windows 7, the latest Operating System also has a touchpad feature. The touchpad operates in different ways including capacitive sensing and conductance sensing. One of the properties of a touchpad of computers is edge motion which help a user to scroll the screen of the computer without having to move the pointer to a scroll bar. The touchpad in a computer can be used for many purposes.
Reasons to disable touchpad in Windows 7:
- Needs of disabling
- Tips to disable manually
- Tips to disable touchpad using third-party tools
Needs of disabling
There are several reasons for disabling the touchpad in Windows 7. If you are working with some photos, like photo editing and if your wrist touches the touchpad accidently, then it may drag the selected photo you are editing and it will be placed somewhere else. It will be very difficult to put it back to its previous condition. Another reason is that it may interfere with mouse positioning while you are typing something. When you accidently touch the touchpad of your system while typing an e-mail, article, or a book report, the cursor position will change and cause problems and you have to stop typing and move the cursor to the correct place. To get rid of these problems disable the touchpad.
Ways to disable it manually
To disable the touchpad of Windows 7 manually, first turn off the hover option in your system. Then click 'Start' and in the search box type 'main.cpl' and click 'Enter' key on your keyboard. Then the mouse properties box for your track pad will open. Select ‘Device Settings’ and click the button for settings under ‘Devices’. Now double click on word tapping, and uncheck the box of ‘Enable Tapping’. Click 'ok' for both boxes. Now your touchpad has been disabled.
The touchpad will be detected by Windows 7 automatically and you will have to use third-party software for disabling touchpad thereafter. Third-party tools are touchpad driver software for Windows 7. You will have to disable the touchpad because of the reason that your cursor will jump around on your desktop while you are typing. You can disable the touchpad while you are typing automatically. This can be done by downloading a third-party tool called TouchFreeze. TouchFreeze will disable your touchpad at the time of typing automatically which will prevent the cursor from jumping around.
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