How to Turn Off Touchpad Clicks on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to disable laptop touchpad click actions, including single-click using a finger, tabbing two fingers to right-click or tab twice, and dragging to multi-select on Windows 11.

Some laptop trackpads allow click actions that can mimic mouse actions. Windows allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then simply disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyance.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including a centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes, and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started disabling touchpad click actions, follow the steps below.

How to disable the touchpad click on Windows 11

To disable or turn off the touchpad click actions, and go to the Settings app. Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth, and select Touchpad on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Touchpad settings pane, select the Tabs tile, and uncheck the boxes:

  • Tap with a single finger to single-click
  • Tap with two fingers to right-click
  • Tap twice and drag to multi-select
  • Press the lower right corner of the touchpad to right-click

The changes should immediately apply. You can exit the Settings app and you’re done.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to disable touchpad click actions when using Windows 11. If you find any error above or have anything to add, please use the comment form below.