TouchFreeze is a lightweight, yet useful application especially designed for laptop or notebook users, which can automatically disable the touchpad while you are typing, in order to avoid accidental cursor movements, random clicks or typos.
The touchpad can be deactivated the long way by accessing the ‘Mouse Properties’ section in Control Panel, but TouchFreeze makes it all much more simple. Furthermore, you don’t have to lose time re-activating the touchpad each time you need it again, since this application does this as soon as you stop typing.
Once installed, TouchFreeze places an icon in the system tray. For your convenience, you can set it to load at system start up using the context menu.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the application does not require any configuration. When running in the system tray, it detects when you start typing and disables the laptop touchpad momentarily. This way, you prevent the execution of any unwanted action while typing and your hand accidentally grazes the touchpad.
When sliding the touchpad surface by mistake, having the cursor change its position within a document, clicking on an option or selecting another window while you type might be rather frustrating, since you can end up writing complete nonsense in your texts or emails. Furthermore, this can happen very often, due to the position of the touchpad for the majority of laptops.
TouchFreeze solves this issue and comes in handy to all laptop users, as long as they don’t perform actions which require the simultaneous use of the keyboard and the touchpad (if this is the case, you can close the application with a single click). You simply have to make sure that TouchFreeze runs in the system tray and carry on with your work, without worrying about unintended touchpad taps.