How to Disable the Touchpad on ASUS Laptops [4 Working Methods]

Quick and easy steps to turn your touchpad off

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Want to disable the touchpad on your ASUS laptop? Look no further. Doing this will stop accidental touches, save battery, and make using external devices easier.

Sometimes, you might not get it right on the first try, so I’ve listed a few different ways you can explore. You’ll surely find one that works.

How to disable the touchpad on ASUS

Here are a few methods to turn off your touchpad in a matter of minutes:

1. Use function key

  1. On your keyboard, locate a key with a touchpad icon. Most ASUS models have it on the top row (F1-F12).
asus touchpad function key
  1. Look for the Fn key, usually located in the bottom left corner of your keyboard.
fn key on asus keyboard
  1. Press and hold the Fn key, then press the key with the touchpad icon.

Repeat the same process if you want to re-enable the touchpad.

2. Use Windows settings

  1. Pres the Windows key + i to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Bluetooth & devices.
bluetooth and devices
  1. Select Touchpad.
touchpad settings in windows
  1. Toggle off.
disable touchpad from windows settings

3. Disable via the MyASUS app

  1. Search for MyASUS in the Windows search bar and open the app.
opening the myasus app
  1. Go to My ASUS Devices.
my asus devices
  1. Pick the touchpad and select Lock to disable it.

4. Use Device Manager

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
run dialog box
  1. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager.
  1. Locate Mice and other pointing devices and expand the list.
mice and other pointing devices
  1. Find the touchpad. It’s usually labeled HID-compliant touchpad.
  2. Right-click on it and select Disable.

💡 If your ASUS model doesn’t have a regular touchpad, but a ScreenPad, you may not be able to locate it under Mouse/Touchpad settings. Instead, it will be listed under Display adapters in Device Manager and in Display> Multiple Displays in Windows Settings.

Once you’ve disabled the ASUS touchpad using any of these methods, you can easily re-enable it by following the same steps and selecting Enable device or toggling the option back on in the settings menu.

Disabling and re-enabling the ASUS touchpad may also help if it’s not working on Windows 11.

Wrapping up

Disabling the ASUS touchpad is no rocket science and if one method isn’t working, you have enough alternatives. Using the function key, settings app, the dedicated MyASUS app or Device Manager will help you achieve this in just a few steps.

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