How To Do I Get Rid Of Trackpad In Mac OS X
Basically, trackpad in mac is used for multi-touch gestures. According to my research all major desktop operating system not work well with trackpad because of trackpad work better with OS X because of its touch-based ability.
Currently, Microsoft working on touch technologies for Windows. But Apple focusing on developing its multi-touch technologies in Mac OS X.
Trackpad gestures offer the user to perform some common action more quickly these actions are –
- Open & Close Notification Center
- Lookup Word in Dictionary
- Open Launchpad
- ZoomIn and zoom out on the Screen
- Scrub backward on QuickTime
For more information regarding Trackpad, Actions visited here.
How To Disable TrackPad In Mac OS X
In my research, I’ve found two methods from which you can disable or turn off the trackpad in Mac. Using a script to turn off trackpad or you can also manually disable trackpad mac.
Using a Command Line To Disable And Enable Trackpad :
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTrackpad.kext
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTrackpad.kext
You can use the above-given command line to enable and disable the trackpad in Mac OS X. Just open the navigate to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal. In Terminal run following command lines.
Manually turn off Trackpad In Mac
You can also manually turn off the trackpad if you like to just follow the given below steps.
Step 1 :
Open System Preference window in Mac.
Step 2 :
In System Preference on-screen window. Click on ”Accessibility”.
Step 3 :
Now from the left side menu list. Click on “Mouse & Trackpad”.
Step 4 :
In this last step, Check to the box next to Ignore built-in trackpad when a mouse or wireless trackpad is the present option.