How to Prevent Touchpad Clicks When Typing in Windows 10

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There was a time when 100% of my work, study, and leisure took place on a laptop. Even though I do miss the portability and convenience of that rose-tinted era, one thing I do NOT miss is typing on a laptop keyboard.

Not that there’s anything wrong with a laptop keyboard itself, but nothing frustrates me more than the interference of a touchpad. One minute you’re typing and the next minute your cursor jumps to a random spot, breaking your flow.

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In Windows, you can end this nuisance once and for all by enabling a feature that disables touchpad activity when you’re typing. Here’s how to turn it on in Windows 10:

  • Search for Mouse & touchpad settings in the Start Menu and launch the Settings app.
  • Under the Touchpad section, set a delay from the dropdown menu. Short, Medium, and Long will all work.
  • Click OK and exit the Settings app.

The faster you type, the shorter the delay you can use and still not be interfered while typing. That’s why, if you have the time, you should consider learning how to type faster. If you’re determined, you can even learn a new but faster keyboard layout.

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