How to disable the touchpad on an Asus laptop with Windows 10

Updated: February 15, 2023
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How to disable the touchpad on an Asus laptop with Windows 10
by Christine Tomas
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The touchpad is a vital component of every laptop. But sometimes you don’t need it anymore for various reasons: system insolvencies, you have a mouse or external touchpad, etc. So, today Howly experts teach you how to disable the ASUS touchpad on Windows 10 within 2-5 minutes. Save this guide, so you can check instructions anytime you need to switch off/on the touchpad.

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Way 1: Shortcut

Turn off the touchpad with a shortcut

Modern laptops have special key combinations that are programmed to turn on/off the touchpad. In ASUS devices, this combination is Fn+F9 (or just F9). If this option didn’t help you, try to change various system settings. One of them will definitely help you to switch off the unneeded hardware.

Way 2: Settings

It’s another easy way to disable the touchpad on Windows 10 that works for ASUS laptops and laptops from other manufacturers. Stick to this instruction to get everything done:

  1. Use the Win+I shortcut to open Settings.
  2. Find the Devices Touchpad.
  3. Switch the toggle to deactivate the touchpad.
Use Settings to turn off the touchpad

But if you switch to the mouse repeatedly, mark “Leave when the mouse is connected”. Why do you need to do it? When you connect the mouse or external touchpad, some ASUS laptops automatically switch off the built-in touchpad. And when you unplug the external mouse, these laptops enable a built-in touchpad.

Way 3: Control Panel

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This Windows app allows you to adjust most of the PC settings. Stick to this instruction to disable the ASUS laptop’s touchpad on Windows 10. First of all, open the Control Panel. You have 2 methods how to doing this:

  • Click on the search bar located right next to the Windows logo and write the app's name.
  • Use the File Explorer. Open any folder and click on the small arrow in the address bar. Then select Control Panel.

After this, you need to find the trackpad and turn it off. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Find Hardware and Sound. Click on it.
  2. Follow the next path: Devices and PrintersMouse. It will open the Mouse Properties.
  3. Find the Device settings tab with a list of connected devices.
  4. Look for a mouse that has Touchpad or Synaptic in its name. Click on it to activate your choice.
  5. Click on the Disable button. It will turn off the device. Confirm your actions by choosing the Apply and OK options.
Shut down the touchpad via Control Panel

Repeat the same steps (except the last one) to enable the device. Then click on the Enable button, which is located slightly left.

Way 4: Device Manager

As we told you before, the touchpad is a built-in device. So you can quickly switch it off in the Device Manager tool. There are 2 ways to open it:

  • Use Win + X shortcut
  • Right-click on the Windows logo. Find and select Device Manager.

When you open the app, stick to this instruction:

  1. Open the Human Interface Devices (HID) list.
  2. Find an HID Touchpad or Synaptics Touchpad (the name may vary). It’s that touchpad that is built-in into your laptop.
  3. Right-click on it and choose the Disable option.
Run the Device Manager on Windows 10 to turn down the trackpad

Don’t confuse the built-in touchpad with HID Touch Screen (the touch screen on some ASUS laptops) or USB Input HID Pad (the external touchpad), or you will have to enable those devices again.

Way 5: Service app

If none of the user-friendly methods worked for you, try to disable the touchpad on your Windows 10 ASUS laptop with the Service app:

  1. Use the Win+R shortcut to call the Run app.
  2. Write services.msc in it and click OK.
  3. You will see the Services menu.
  4. Take a closer look at the Name column.
  5. Find Touchpad or Touch Keyboard and Hand Writing Devices in it. Double-click on that line. It will open another settings window.
  6. Look for a Startup Type menu. Select the Disable option and confirm it by clicking OK.
Use the Services app to shut down the trackpad

It’s more complicated than the options above, but it’s worth the effort. Stick to the instructions, and you will turn off the touchpad. Select the Manual option to bring everything back to the default values. If you choose one of the Automatic options, the computer will select when to turn the device on and when to shut it down.


As you see, there are many user-friendly ways to disable the touchpad on an ASUS laptop with Windows 10. Most laptops from this manufacturer recognize the shortcut command Fn+F9, which shuts down the built-in touchpad.

If the laptop didn’t react to this command, open Settings and switch the trackpad toggle.

Also, you can try more complicated but still user-friendly solutions like disabling this hardware through Control Panel or Device Manager. They aren’t complicated, so you can switch off the device within minutes. All you need to do is find the correct device and click on the Disable button near it. But don’t confuse the touchpad with a mouse or touch screen.

The last accessible to the general user option is the Service app. But you should be careful because you could accidentally turn down other crucial services. So save it as the latest option in case the previous four didn’t work for you.

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