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Rock Flint

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I use a Bluetooth mouse and I want to turn off the mousepad. My thumbs touch the pad accidentally and that causes the mouse cursor to jump to a new location while I'm typing.

I tried to disable the mousepad in Device Manager but next time I turn on the Surface the mousepad was active again.

Any suggestions?


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I just use these settings when needed :)

Rock Flint

Rock Flint

New Member
Great. I turned off the one that says "Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected." So if I turn off the mouse, the mousepad becomes active again and when I turn the mouse on the mousepad becomes inactive.

Thanks for your help.