Does your mouse pointer jump to the next segment as you type text on the notebook and accidentally touch the touchpad by hand? Hate this behavior? Me too. So I created a little program to solve this annoying problem. Mouse Blocking automatically deactivates mouse events for a few seconds if certain keys have been pressed.

Why doesn’t the system driver for the touchpad have such an option? The touchpad is a beneficial device, but it’s usually right under your hand as you type. An accidental touch with a brush moves the trace to another position of the text. That’s why the Touchpad Blocker is a must-have software for laptop owners who prefer to use the touchpad and not the mouse or other pointing devices.

Download Touchpad Blocker for Laptop


  • Version: 3.0
  • License: Free software
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit)

The program works by disabling mouse events for just half a second each time you press a key. And therefore, if you accidentally touch the trackpad while typing, it probably won’t have any effect. But if you’re done and, say, want to save your document, the trackpad will start to redo half a second after the last keypress, and you’ll be able to use it as you usually would.


It’s also possible that the Touchpad Blocker won’t be useful for some apps. Fortunately, the author has considered that, too, offers a customizable hotkey that lets you toggle it on / off and off – very convenient.