I was so excited to try my new MSI laptop, which is the MSI GT73VR Titan Pro. This is the most powerful Windows laptop I’ve ever used and I really love it. However, it had an annoying issue during the usage.
The palm rejection feature of the built-in touchpad on this MSI laptop doesn’t work very well. Most of the time, the cursor doesn’t stand still when I type, although I set the touchpad sensitivity to the lowest level. Moreover, it makes some accident clicks that could ruin my typing or gaming experience.
Therefore, I prefer using a mouse and turning off the unproductive touchpad. You can just connect your mouse to the laptop and press Fn+F3 to disable the touchpad, but it will be enabled again after you restart your computer. Fortunately, there is a way to disable the touchpad automatically when a mouse is connected. These are the steps for Windows 10.
1. Right click on the Synaptics Pointing Device icon located on the taskbar
2. Click on Pointing Device Properties
3. Tick on the option Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached
4. Click on OK
Now, the touchpad won’t bother you again when you are using your mouse.