Disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected on Windows 11

Learn how to disable the touchpad of a laptop when a mouse is connected on Windows 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Steps

1. Right-click on the Start menu button and click on Settings. You can also press the Windows Windows key + I keys on your keyboard to open settings.

Open Windows 11 settings

2. Click on Bluetooth & devices in the left menu.

Open Windows 11 Bluetooth and devices settings

3. Scroll down and click on Touchpad.

Open Windows 11 touchpad settings

4. Click on Touchpad to view more options.

More Windows 11 touchpad settings

5. Uncheck the Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected option.

Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected option in Windows 11 Disable the Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected option in Windows 11

Windows 11 will, from now on, automatically disable the touchpad when you connect a mouse to your laptop.

6. You can now close the settings window.