Accidentally touching the touchpad and changing cursor position while typing, is a problem most notebook/netbook users have experienced. Some laptops have a special key which can be used to deactivate the touchpad. However, most laptops don’t provide any direct way to disable the touchpad while typing.
TouchFreeze is a tiny freeware which automatically disables the touchpad as soon as you start typing. TouchFreeze is the kind of app I love. It does only one task and does it well. The quietly sits in the system tray and works its magic as soon as you begin typing. It is extremely light weight and consumes less than 1 MB of memory.
I had been searching for a quick way to toggle the touchpad. Linux users are lucky enough to have syndaemon, but Windows users don’t really have too many options. Thanks to Raymond for discovering this gem. Even if your laptop has a dedicated key for deactivating the touchpad, give TouchFreeze a try. It is definitely a lot more convenient. There aren’t any configuration options. There isn’t even any interface. Everything is automatic. All you need to do is install the application and start it.
Download TouchFreeze (251 KB)
License: Open Source (Free)
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Operating System: Windows all