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How to Disable Touchpad on Google Chromebook

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Like any other device, Google Chromebook has its shares of errors and problems. The good thing is that with a constant update of their Chrome OS, some features and fixes help users have a better performance in their Chromebook.

Google Chromebook comes with a touchpad but not everyone wants to slide their fingers to navigate the cursor on their screen. Instead, they are using an external mouse. But, imagine accidentally touching your touchpad and going the cursor somewhere else. Not only will it disrupts your progress, but it also makes you prone to mistakes.

Now, you can disable the touchpad on your Google Chromebook. It may not be an easy process or will require you to test it but in the meantime, it helps you fix this type of problem.

When turning off the Chromebook touchpad, you will have to enable the ash-debug-shortcuts in the Chrome Flags. Enabling it is temporary and Google may remove the feature. But, it helps you for now.

How to Turn Off your Touchpad on Google Chromebook

  • Open your Chrome browser.
  • In the address bar, type the following: chrome://flags/#ash-debug-shortcuts
  • Look for Debugging Keyboards shortcuts and click to Enable it.
  • Restart your Chromebook.
  • Toggle your touchpad to off by pressing Search+Shift+P. Another option is to disable the touchscreen by pressing Search+Shift+T.
  • Restart your computer

Alternatively, you can disable tap-to-click touchpad in your Chromebook.

  • Open the status area of your Chromebook.
  • Select Settings.
  • Look for Devices and click the Touchpad settings.
  • Uncheck the option Enable tap-to-click.
  • Click OK.

That’s it! Now, you can go back to working properly on your Google Chromebook without the possible accidents of moving your cursor using your touchpad. Did the article help you? We would love to know your thoughts so drop us a comment below.

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  1. Thanks for the info. After I tried a couple of other methods found elsewhere for disabling my Chromebook touchpad, your method was the only one to work.

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