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Touchpad Blocker

By KARPOLAN Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 21, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.0.71

Version 3.0.0.71: Windows 10 compatibility improved. Default time interval to block clicks changed to 1 second.

General

Release April 14, 2016
Date Added April 14, 2016
Version 3.0.0.71

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 43,445
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

How often your cursor jumps to another paragraph when you are typing a text on notebook and accidentally touch a touchpad by hand? Hate this behavior? Me too. So, I've created a small program to solve this annoying problem. Touchpad Blocker automatically disables mouse events for a few moments if some key has been pressed. Why system drivers for touchpad have no such option? Strange... Touchpad is very useful device, but it's usually located right under your hands when you are typing. Accidental touch by palm moves caret to another place of text. That's why Touchpad Blocker is a must have software for notebook owners who prefer to use touchpad instead of mouse or other pointing devices. Software helps the user to type text as fast as possible by locking mouse events during a small period after any key were pressed.