2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2015 10:25 AM by silverfox1948
jprender99 Level 1 (0 points)

I was told that I can turn off the internal trackpad on my Mac when I install an apple mouse.  I have installed the mouse but do not see any way of turning off the trackpad.  I have a MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 early 2011.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • CyclingDentist Level 1 (0 points)

    System preferences -> Universal access -> Mouse & TrackPad -> Trackpad Options -> Ignore built-in Trackpad when wireless mouse or trackpad is present

  • silverfox1948 Level 1 (0 points)

    I recently got a Macbook Pro from work. Universal access doesn't seem to be an available option. However, it was accessible through the "Accessibility" options. By the way, choosing to turn trackpad off when a wireless mouse is attached works even with a Microsoft wireless mouse plugged in. (I use windows machines at home, so have lots of wireless mice for windows machines.)