How can I auto disable touchpad when USB mouse is connected

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  1. Gerryb

    Gerryb New Member

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    Got my new MS Surface 3 last day. I prefer to use a mouse (Logitech Anywhere MX) over the touchpad. I want to get this to work:
    Auto disable the touchpad when the usb mouse is connected.

    I can disable the touchpad manually I know (and do), but if there is a way to do it as described above that would be nice.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The only thing I can think of is a script that triggers when the mouse is in the house. :)
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a feature Microsoft overlooked. Many portable manufacturers provide a hardware Fn key or key sequence to do this, as you probably know. The OS should make it easy.

    Though it sounds funny, how about keeping a small rectangle of fabric around, which can fold up in the keyboard, and use it to gently cover the pad? A lens cleaning cloth, like the one that comes with a smartphone screen protector (to clean the screen), or comes with reading glasses, or a custom swath of your own?
     

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