Turn Off Touchpad on Windows 10

Introduction: Turn Off Touchpad on Windows 10

This instructable is very old and likely will not work for newer Windows 10 builds.

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.

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Step 1: Open the Task Manager

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

Step 2: Select Startup Options

Select the startup tab along the top.

Step 3: Disable ETD Control Center

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.

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70 Discussions

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DylanH119
DylanH119

9 months ago

This didn't work for me...

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TashaC10
TashaC10

Question 2 years ago on Step 3

ETD does not come up for me... Any suggestions?

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surenhuanfeng
surenhuanfeng

Answer 1 year ago

i disabled a software named wibukey and the touchpad disabling key worked

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JonahW10
JonahW10

Answer 1 year ago

At the bottom right click the windows button and click settings. Once in settings, click devices, then touchpad. after that, click additional settings and it should bring up an app called mouse properties. Once inside of mouse properties, click Device settings and click on the device with touchpad or trackpad in its name. once selected, click disable and apply. There you go. your track pad is disabled. Just repeat the same process, but click enable if you want to use it again.

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rcampbell096
rcampbell096

Reply 2 years ago

I had posted this when I first upgraded to Windows 10. What brand model are you using. I can turn mine on and off from the settings with my current build. Try searching for touchpad in the searchbar.

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pat71896
pat71896

Question 1 year ago on Step 3

I followed your instructions but there is no ETD anywhere in the Task Manager.

I really dislike Microsoft telling me that I have to use the pad and not my mouse. They have been telling me what to do for a long time, i.e., no CD/DVD software, etc. Gates seems to be a very benevolent man, but MS has lost that.

Sincerely, Pat

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JonahW10
JonahW10

Answer 1 year ago

At the bottom right click the windows button and click settings. Once in settings, click devices, then touchpad. after that, click additional settings and it should bring up an app called mouse properties. Once inside of mouse properties, click Device settings and click on the device with touchpad or trackpad in its name. once selected, click disable and apply. There you go. your track pad is disabled. Just repeat the same process, but click enable if you want to use it again.

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BillD116
BillD116

3 years ago

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

-Repair.

-Restart Computer

THEN

-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.

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Matilda41
Matilda41

Reply 2 years ago

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

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furkana17
furkana17

Reply 2 years ago

i registered to thank you kind sir.

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MelanyP2
MelanyP2

Reply 2 years ago

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

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WTFtechnologysux
WTFtechnologysux

Reply 2 years ago

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.

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Humboldtartdept
Humboldtartdept

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you thank you thank you BillD116!

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DiA11
DiA11

Reply 2 years ago

No repair option under ASUS Smart Gesture, only delete.

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krelyea
krelyea

Reply 2 years ago

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

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AnnA87
AnnA87

Reply 2 years ago

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

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SafaladaG
SafaladaG

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you kind sir.

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Bizzong
Bizzong

Reply 3 years ago

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

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Josh NlG
Josh NlG

Reply 3 years ago

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

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GailS63
GailS63

Reply 3 years ago

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.