Disable touchpad on Windows 8 laptops via TouchFreeze

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Preview Touchfreeze_thumb.jpg 1When you see your cursor jumping around while you are typing on your Windows 8 laptop you might want to disable the touchpad using tools like TouchFreeze

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Steps to disable touchpad

1. Step First of all, you will have to download TouchFreeze from http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/downloads/list. Save it to your computer. Double click on the installation file to install it.

Download touchfreeze

2. Step Next, open TouchFreeze by double clicking on it. Click Next on the two consecutive screen.

3. Step Next, click on the Install button and finally click on the Finish button.

4. Step Finally, TouchFreeze is installed on your Windows 8. It will run in Automatic mode. You can see it’s icon on your taskbar at the bottom right of your desktop screen. The touchpad will be automatically disabled when you start typing. By default, TouchFreeze will load automatically when you start your system. If you do not want to load TouchFreeze automatically when you start your sytem then right-click on the TouchFreeze icon on the task bar and uncheck / untick ‘Load at system startup’. That are the complete steps to disable touchpad in Windows 8.

Touchfreeze installed

Conclusion

Windows 8 automatically detects your touchpad. Some laptops have an option to disable touchpad completely but to disable it while typing you will need to use 3rd party software like TouchFreeze.

 


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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