How to Prevent Touchpad Clicks When Typing in Windows 10

Joel Lee 18-08-2016

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.


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 Learn How to Touch-Type With These 8 Top Tools & Tutorials Learning how to touch type could mean the difference between 10 words a minute to more than 40. That could also mean the difference between adding half a day to your productivity. Or, more than... Read More . If you’re determined, you can even learn a new but faster keyboard layout Curious About Colemak? Learn The Best Keyboard Layout Easily Your keyboard sucks. There, I said it. Don't take it personally -- you're not the one who invented the QWERTY layout. Read More .

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  1. Anonymous
    August 18, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I know a software called Touchpad Blocker can help you to to prevent cursor from jumping when you are typing on notebook keyboard.

    • Joel Lee
      August 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Oh that's cool, might come in handy. Thanks Chris.