Precision Touchpad - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1

How to Turn On or Off a Precision Touchpad in Windows 8.1

information   Information
A certified Windows Precision Touchpad is a new class of input devices that provide high precision pointer input and gesture functionality. By default, these devices generate ultra-high precision scroll wheel messages for desktop application consumption.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off a precision touchpad as wanted in only your user account in Windows 8.1.





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Precision Touchpad in PC Settings


1. Open PC Settings, and click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
Precision_Touchpad-1.jpg
2. Click/tap on Mouse and touchpad on the left side, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 5)​
3. To Turn On Precision Touchpad
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the right to turn on Touchpad.​
B) If you like, you may also want to:​
C) When finished, go to step 5 below.​
4. To Turn Off Precision Touchpad
A) On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider to the left to turn off Touchpad, and go to step 5 below.​
5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​
Precision_Touchpad-2.jpg






OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Precision Touchpad using a REG File



Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad\Status

Enabled DWORD

0 = Turn off touchpad
1 = Turn on touchpad


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Turn On Precision Touchpad
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Turn_On_Precision_Touchpad.reg
download
3. To Turn Off Precision Touchpad
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Turn_Off_Precision_Touchpad.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.​
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
7. Sign out and in, or restart the PC to apply.​
8. If you did step 2 above to turn on the touchpad, then you may also want to:​
9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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