Is your Trackpad haywire? Going all over the place?

Mine was too. And I didn’t feel like replacing it–I just wanted to plug in an external mouse and turn the trackpad OFF.

There was just one problem–There was no setting in “System Preferences” –> “Trackpad” to do this!


Do This, it works. IT’S EASY. Go To “System Preference”, THEN “Accessibility”. (It’s there, LOOK under the “System” Category).

Click “Ignore Built-in Trackpad when Mouse or External Trackpad is plugged in”

There you go! The Possessed Trackpad is no more (as long as your mouse is plugged in).

You’re welcome.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 240+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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