Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing?

I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.

  • Magic Trackpad or Built-in Trackpad? I think you mean the last one. – Nathan Feb 16 '13 at 10:54
  • It is for external Trackpad – Art Feb 16 '13 at 11:07

You could just goto your Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and disconnect it till you wish to start using it again, then goto said menu again and reconnect it.


If you mean the built-in trackpad, then you cannot disable it. But you can disable it if you connect an external mouse to your Mac.

To do, just open System Preferences > Accessibility (or Universal Access) > Mouse & Trackpad > tick on Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present

You're done.

  • It is for external Trackpad – Art Feb 16 '13 at 11:07
  • yeah same here, want to do this for an external trackpad (magic trackpad) – chrismarx Jul 2 '14 at 17:54

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