Introduction: Turn Off Touchpad on Windows 10

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When I upgraded my OS to Windows 10 on my Asus laptop, I lost the ability to turn off my touchpad using fn+f9. I looked online for ways to help solve this issue with no success. Hopefully this will help anyone who is having similar problems.

Step 1: Open the Task Manager

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Open your task manager, ctrl+alt+del, or by searching for it.

Step 2: Select Startup Options

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Select the startup tab along the top.

Step 3: Disable ETD Control Center

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If you don't immediately see ETD Control Center, you can sort the programs by their status.

Disable it by either right clicking or pressing the button at the bottom right-hand corner.


BillD116 (author)2016-11-07

Finally solved this. Nothing else worked for me but the directions i've listed below.

-Go to Settings

-Control panel

-Uninstall/Change program

-ASUS Smart Gesture


-Restart Computer


-Start (bottom left)

-Control Panel (type it in the search box)

-ASUS Smart Gesture

-Mouse Detection

-Disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in.

If you don't have ASUS Smart Gesture you can google it and download it.

Matilda41 (author)BillD1162018-01-01

Thanks BillD116 - Your suggestion of installing ASUS Smart Gesture worked for me!

furkana17 (author)BillD1162017-12-30

i registered to thank you kind sir.

MelanyP2 (author)BillD1162017-11-26

Thanks a million, BillD116. This worked for me too! The problem was driving me nuts.

Thank you for this solution. I have never been more frustrated trying to work than with this problem. I can say that the above solution worked albeit....I already had the ASUS Smart Gesture cr*p installed but didn't know anything about it configuring it. All I needed to do was find the app and disable it....easy, peasy. I don't know why PC makers design/install so many obtuse features. My laptop is a tool....much like the hammer I have....and it doesn't have to be rebooted.

Disabling and removing the device/drivers was a useless effort.

Humboldtartdept (author)BillD1162017-04-13

Thank you thank you thank you BillD116!

DiA11 (author)BillD1162017-04-08

No repair option under ASUS Smart Gesture, only delete.

krelyea (author)BillD1162017-04-06

BillD116, Thank you. Nothing else worked. I didn't have the ETD Control center anywhere. but you my friend saved me.

AnnA87 (author)BillD1162017-03-13

Worked!!! Thank you very much. This is going to make ALL the difference

SafaladaG (author)BillD1162017-02-20

Thank you kind sir.

Bizzong (author)BillD1162016-12-11

Thank you SO much. Have spent hours trawling for a solution and this worked like magic.

Josh NlG (author)BillD1162016-12-04

Thanks for the tip. The old method gave me nice black screen....

GailS63 (author)BillD1162016-11-11

Thank you BillD116. I've tried several sites and a bunch of ideas and none worked till your suggestion. Very Helpful, I was able to finally disable my touchpad.

BillD116 (author)GailS632016-11-27

GailS63, it's great to hear that this has been helpful experience.

MohdM28 (author)BillD1162016-11-14

Somehow my ASUS Smart Gesture app has been deleted/uninstalled for unknown reasons, I don't know how did it got deleted/uninstalled, this gave me confusions because I'm currently using ASUS ROG GL552VX which should have all ASUS related programs installed in it, I had this problem for 3 days, I kept on searching for answers through different sources, and then I saw this, thank you very much, this really helped.

BillD116 (author)MohdM282016-11-27

Trust me, I know your frustration MohM28. Happy to help.

DiogoL18 (author)BillD1162016-11-17

I just registered here to thank you. Your comment solved my problem! You are the best!

BillD116 (author)DiogoL182016-11-27

Thanks DiogoL18. I've had this problem for a while too. I thought I'd share the solution.

BobD103 (author)BillD1162016-11-17

Finally a solution that fit my computer! Thank you BillD116 for this!

BillD116 (author)BobD1032016-11-27

Thank you. I'm glad this is helping people.

JohnL568 (author)BillD1162016-11-19

just simply registered to thank you !!!
tried so many methods but none of them works ...

BillD116 (author)JohnL5682016-11-27

I appreciate your comment. I've had this problem for a while, and one day I just tackled it. I found out that when I searched for answers, this was one of the first websites that popped up. I registered hoping it would help others.

AlpárS1 (author)BillD1162016-11-20

Great and very helpful post! Thank you. It works 100 %.

BillD116 (author)AlpárS12016-11-27

Thank you, I'm glad this helped.

Matilda41 (author)2018-01-01

This procedure did not work for me... I used BillD116 method by installing Asus Smart Gesture and that worked.

vbliss (author)2017-12-19

12/19/2017 - Since the latest Windows 10 update, there is no longer an ETD Control Center listed. My touchpad mysteriously started working again after the update and i can't turn it off. what did Microsoft (in its infinite wisdom) change?

ctodd86 (author)2017-11-12

No help! THERE IS NO ETD CONTROL CENTER! Now what????? This is driving me insane! It only happened after a VERY lengthy Windows upgrade last week.

rocket77777 (author)2017-10-12

Perhaps it is MS way of bypassing security by pretending like a glitch happens in touchpad.

Vixunn (author)2016-06-14

I have a solution guys!
-Click the windows button in the bottom left hand corner
-Go to Settings
-Mouse & Touch pad
-Scroll down and underneath "Related settings" should be "Additional mouse options"
-Go to additional mouse options
-Now go to "device settings" which should be at the top right
-Your click pad/ touch pad should be listed here.. (If not then I'm out of ideas sorry)
However, if it is there, click it, disable it.
-Make sure to click "Apply" after disabling it..
-Then click "Ok"
-Test if this has worked :D I hope this helped!

J. ManuelV made it! (author)Vixunn2016-10-14

I followed your instructions up to the part where you say " Now go to device settings" . Instead I went here and clicked on the ELAN tab and checked the box that says "Disable when external usb pointing device plug in." This worked for me. Hope it helps others.

RamA29 (author)J. ManuelV2017-07-10

It worked for me too.

JoAnnaT17 (author)Vixunn2017-06-17

This did not help me at all, it actually disabled my mouse and it really scared me for a second and I had to enable it again to get my mouse again. It only disabled the mouse, not the touchscreen!

TylerW26 (author)Vixunn2016-09-01

What do I do when I get to "device settings", but that is not there/not an option? This is all I get. Is that what yours pop-up looks like when you click on device settings?

rcampbell096 made it! (author)TylerW262016-10-07

Hope this helps!

Tamaresque (author)TylerW262016-10-03

Yep, that's what mine looks like. No option to turn off the trackpad any more.

kamikazehog (author)Vixunn2016-09-17

Worked for me like a charm! Thanks!!

Mslindie (author)Vixunn2016-08-24

Thank you! Finally a response that works and is easy to follow.

JackK77 (author)Vixunn2016-08-23

I signed in just to tell you that you are awesome and I appreciate you.

Thanks for the help!

SylviaA13 (author)Vixunn2016-08-07

THANK YOU!!! are a GENIUS! Ever since I upgraded to windows10, my browser would zoom in and out all by itself. This zooming problem has been vexing! After searching the web for an answer, I found something telling me to disable the zoom swipe on my touchpad. I leave my touchpad off...always have...hate touchpads! But when I changed to windows10, it became active and I didn't know it. Then, I couldn't figure out how to disable it without uninstalling it. I got as far as seeing additional mouse options, but figured the mouse wasn't the problem so never clicked on it. Now I am sooooo happy not to have this problem. The mystery is solved!

jrpost (author)Vixunn2016-07-29

That worked! Thank you.

MKL4 (author)Vixunn2016-07-23

Perfect, that worked!

ÖdönS (author)2017-07-08

i don`t have ETD Control Center

DELETED_soniar29 (author)2017-07-05

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AtlJewel (author)2017-05-23

Thanks, FeliciaT20, Followed your initial steps but checked the box to disable touchpad when an external pointing device is used. Much appreciated.

FeliciaT20 (author)2017-05-01

I have an HP running on windows 10. This is how I disabled my touch pad.

Go to:

Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, then to Devices and Printers.

Under Devices, right click your computer icon.

Select Mouse Settings.

Click on the Device Settings tab.

Under Devices, it will list "Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 on PS/2 port."

Hi-lite/select it and click Disable.

Click OK.

All done. :)

SandraW112 (author)2017-04-12

Thank you BillD116. You are a God!

DiA11 (author)2017-04-08

There is no ETD Control Center in the startup list.

MikelM11 (author)2017-03-06

Just hit your trackpad with a sledgehammer

Shadez69 (author)2016-12-02

Don't have an ETD control center...

BillD116 made it! (author)2016-11-30

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