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Touchpad Blocker

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Touchpad Blocker disables your laptop's touchpad when you're typing so you don't accidentally click or move a long line of text. It stops your laptop's trackpad from getting in the way of your marathon typing sessions. If you suffer from this problem or have a trackpad that can be very temperamental, then give this neat program a try.

Touchpad Blocker shuts off your trackpad after it detects that you're typing. It sets it for a fraction of a second, but you can turn it off for as long as three seconds if you like -- though that turns out to be a lot longer than you think when you really need to access your trackpad. In addition to changing how long your trackpad remains off, you can change the sound Touchpad Blocker makes when it blocks a click, what keys you press to disable the blocker, and whether or not the program runs when your computer boots up. In addition to blocking accidental clicks, the program completely turns off your trackpad so you cannot even scroll. You can't use the button in the middle of your laptop if you have one, either.

This program delivers on its promise and does it quietly in the background so you can get your work done. If you're one of the many who accidentally deletes or relocates text while you're typing thanks to accidental touches, download Touchpad Blocker. It will save you precious seconds of work without throwing off your rhythm.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, fixed the typing problem."

    September 30, 2013  |   By jcpslh

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 2.9

    Pros

    Works great, easy to adjust the delay and you can quickly disable if you need to.

    Cons

    I didn't find this sooner.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This Little program is saving me $100's of dollars!"

    November 1, 2012  |   By LibertyChamp1

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 2.7.5.55

    Pros

    Simple
    Works
    Very Tweakable
    Can toggle on/off
    No more broken Hard Drives!

    Cons

    Keypad works sluggish on IE

    Summary

    Holly cow! This little program really works well. I just bought a new HP and was pretty disappointed it did not have a touchpad shut off toggle. When I type, I tend to rub the pad with my oversized palms. To be completely honest, I am somewhat embarrassed at the fact that I have killed at least 3 hard drives on laptops because I lost my cool and smacked the touchpad! No more. This works very reliably and you can make many adjustments to tweak it just the way you want it. You can even turn your touchpad off with a customizable shortcut key. Found slight sluggish keyboard problem using web-server mail on Explorer, no huge loss, I like Chrome better anyway. It's free and it will make your life soooo much better!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love it! This is perfect for my uses."

    April 2, 2012  |   By netsamnetsam

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 2.3.1.31

    Pros

    You can set the pause time for whatever works for you. This is perfect for my uses. As soon as I start typing, it stops the touchpad....but for just a 1/2 a second at the default setting. Then turns it back on....then off....then on....as I work, so I don't have to think about it. When I'm typing the touchpad is off...if I want to use it for anything, I just pause a second....and its on. I use it.......then start typing and its off again. Soooo exactly what I needed!

    Cons

    I didn't find it sooner!...;-)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and effective."

    January 19, 2012  |   By ogallupe

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 2.1

    Pros

    Does what it should without getting in the way.

    Cons

    None. It does what it advertises and seems to do it well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No more uber sensitive laptop touchpad!"

    August 5, 2011  |   By JIta4-4

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 1.5

    Pros

    Small size, boots at startup, keeps cursor in chat boxes and prevents you from opening tons of hotkeyed windows!

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    A necessity for ultra sensitive laptop touchpads! Especially for IMs, databases, online forms and games!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really helps!"

    September 13, 2010  |   By _vlasta_

    Version: Touchpad Blocker 1.0

    Pros

    I type much on my laptop and I've experienced the problem with a "jumping" mouse cursor many times. This tool really helps to solve the problem.

    Cons

    No cons so far.

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