How to Disable the Touchpad on Your Lenovo Laptop

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2024 by

If you own a Lenovo laptop, you may have experienced the frustration of accidentally touching the touchpad while typing, causing your cursor to jump around or your text to be deleted. This can be especially annoying if you prefer to use a mouse instead of the touchpad. Luckily, there is a simple solution to this problem. In this article, we will show you how to disable the touchpad on your Lenovo laptop.

Why Disable the Touchpad?

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While the touchpad can be a convenient way to navigate your laptop, it can also be a nuisance if you prefer to use a mouse. Accidentally touching the touchpad while typing can cause your cursor to jump around, leading to typos and frustration. Additionally, if you are using a mouse, the touchpad can interfere with your movements and cause your cursor to jump or click on unintended items. By disabling the touchpad, you can avoid these issues and have a smoother experience using your laptop.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Open the Control Panel on your Lenovo laptop. You can do this by clicking on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen and typing “Control Panel” in the search bar.
  2. In the Control Panel, click on “Hardware and Sound.”
  3. Under the “Devices and Printers” section, click on “Mouse.”
  4. In the Mouse Properties window, click on the “Device Settings” tab.
  5. Select your touchpad from the list of devices and click on the “Disable” button.
  6. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save your changes.

Alternative Method

If you are unable to disable the touchpad using the above method, you can also try the following steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Lenovo laptop by clicking on the Windows icon and selecting the gear icon.
  2. Click on “Devices” and then select “Touchpad” from the left menu.
  3. Toggle the switch under “Touchpad” to the off position.

Re-enabling the Touchpad

If you ever need to re-enable your touchpad, simply follow the same steps outlined above and click on the “Enable” button in the Mouse Properties window or toggle the switch in the Settings app.


Disabling the touchpad on your Lenovo laptop can greatly improve your user experience, especially if you prefer to use a mouse. By following these simple steps, you can easily disable and re-enable your touchpad whenever needed. Say goodbye to accidental cursor movements and hello to a smoother laptop experience.

Have you had any issues with your Lenovo laptop touchpad? Let us know in the comments below.

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