How to Disable the Touchpad on IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops

The touchpad on a ThinkPad can be disabled manually through the Mouse Properties found in the Windows Control Panel.

Step 1: Open Control Panel

Select Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu.

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Step 2: Select Mouse Properties

Double-click the Mouse icon in the Control Panel.

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Step 3: Deselect Enable TouchPad

Under the UltraNav tab, uncheck Enable TouchPad. Click Apply or OK to apply the change.

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