Reset Touchpad settings
If anything is not working well with the touchpad, or the previous troubleshooting has got messed up, the touchpad can be reset. The procedure for the same is as follows:
From the Quick Link or WinX Menu, open Settings > Devices. On the left-hand side, select Mouse and touchpad.
Scroll to the bottom and click Additional mouse settings.
This will open the Mouse Properties window. The last tab is Device Settings, but it depends on the brand of the laptop. For example, in the case of a Lenovo laptop, the last option would be the Thinkpad. On a Dell laptop, it could be the Dell Touchpad tab.
Click Settings. On the Dell laptop, you can click change Dell Touchpad settings.
Find the option to change the settings to Default and click on it.
It differs from laptops of different brands. For example, in a Lenovo laptop, the option would be ‘Restore to default’‘. In a Sony laptop, another window will need to be opened by clicking on the Default option and changing accordingly. For Dell, you will see a black button named default in the upper left. So you know, it will be different for different brands.
If you want, you can also if you don’t use it. On similar settings where you reset the Touchpad settings to default, you will have an option to turn the Touchpad off. Here is the screenshot for a Dell laptop.
Switch to the Off position to disable the touchpad. But before you disable the Touchpad, make sure you have a working mouse; Else, you might have trouble turning it on again.