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How to disable the Macbook trackpad when a wireless mouse is present

  • by Zach (134)
  • 1 minute

I like using a wireless mouse at my desk but sometimes I accidentally hit the trackpad.


Open Universal Access

Open Spotlight (in the top-right corner of your screen) and type "Universal Access".


Select the "Mouse & Trackpad" tab and then click the "Trackpad Options" button.

Check the box for "Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpoint is present". Click Done.