Ignore trackpad input when external mouse plugged in - Now in Windows!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Limeroo, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Limeroo Guest

    Hey guys, I don't know if anyone knows what I'm talking about, but in OS X, there's this option that disables input from the trackpad when an external mouse is plugged in. I couldn't find something similar to that for Windows, and since I use Boot Camp to play a few games in Windows and my palms keep swiping the corners of the trackpad (thereby making my aim wonky) I wanted something that would have the same effect.

    So I Googled. And searched. And searched.

    Best solution was to go to Control Panel and disable the mouse. But I'm lazy, I want something to do it for me, automatically, if possible. :D

    So, in the interest of pure laziness, I... wrote a utility to do pretty much exactly that. It supports manually enabling or disabling the trackpad, and also automatically enabling and disabling it when an external mouse is plugged in/removed.


    So, if any of you guys are using Windows to play games or do anything else, and you have the same issue with the trackpad that I do, hopefully this helps you guys out too.

    If not, well, thanks for reading and I'm jealous of your smaller palms and/or dexterous avoidance of palm/trackpad slippage! :)

    Note: Still might be bugs and things. Feedback appreciated, but constructively, of course.

  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    Dude, thank you so much!
    I don't know why no one thanked you for this, I've been looking for a way to do this for quite a while in windows on my Macbook.
    Thanks again!
  3. JumpDog macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    Auburn, AL
    Thank You So Much!

    As the poster above me stated, I also don't understand why no one else has thanked you. It works like a pro.

  4. shahnan macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2014

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