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

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

  • by Zach (153)
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I like using a wireless mouse at my desk but sometimes I accidentally hit the trackpad.

1

Open Universal Access

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

2

Select the "Mouse & Trackpad" tab and then click the "Trackpad Options" button.
3

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