Turn On /Off PalmCheck for Touchpad in Windows 8

Many users out there might have come across the annoying situation where you find that touchpad isn’t working while you are typing or using your keyboard. This can really irritating when you are typing something urgently and you need to use the mouse but you find that it isn’t working. Here is the tutorial about how you can Turn PalmCheck On or Off for Touchpad in Windows.Turn On Off PalmCheck Touchpad Windows 8Windows 8 has brought out many changes in its functionalities as compared to its predecessors. You might have noticed that the touchpad is disabled while you type or using keyboard. This feature is somehow useful as this prevents accidental hit and unnecessary moving of cursor but still it necessary as sometimes we might need mouse while using keyboard.

Today we will be discussing about how to turn PalmCheck on or off on system touchpad so that you are able to move your pointer while typing in Windows.

The procedure given below is only for Synaptics TouchPad.

On disabling Palm Checking in Windows 8, you might see that your touchpad turning more vulnerable to accidental cursor movements if you accidentally put your palm on your touchpad.

Steps to Turn PalmCheck On or Off for Touchpad in Windows

  • Firstly, open Control Panel in icons view and click the Mouse icon.
  • Now, click on the TouchPad Settings tab and select ClickPad Settings.
  • OR click on the Device Settings tab, and hit Settings

TouchPad Settings

  • Next, expand Pointer and click on PalmCheck-Enhanced, and hit the gear icon

properties for synaptics touchpad

  • Under PalmCheck-Enhanced properties, click on the PalmCheck section and drag the slider to Off, and then hit the Close button


  • Finally, click OK and close the window.

Once you have completed all the steps given above you can now see that whenever you type you can use the touchpad simultaneously.

Upon following the steps described you can now easily enable or disable PalmCheck in Windows.


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