How to Enable Windows 11 Virtual Touchpad

In this article, we will walk you through how to enable and use the Virtual Touchpad feature on any PC running Windows 11.

How to enable or disable virtual touchpad on Windows 11

A virtual touchpad can be an essential feature when you want to use your PC as a tablet without any keyboard attached. You can use touch to control the virtual touchpad to move the cursor for handling any tasks that are not optimized for touch input.

To enable the Virtual Touchpad on Windows 11, right-click anywhere on an empty area of the Taskbar, select Taskbar settings, expand the System tray icons tab, and turn on or off the Virtual Touchpad switch. Read on for a step-by-step guide.

How to Enable Virtual Touchpad on Any Touch-Enabled PC

To enable the virtual touchpad feature on Windows 11:

  1. Open “Taskbar settings”
    First, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar, and select “Taskbar settings” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
    Open Taskbar Settings on Windows 11
  2. Expand the “System tray icons” and look for the option named “Virtual touchpad”.
    Expand System Tray Icons and look for Virtual Touchpad
  3. Turn on the “Virtual touchpad” switch to enable the virtual touchpad icon on the system tray of the taskbar.
    Turn on or off the Virtual touchpad switch

Now you can quickly access Windows 11’s virtual touchpad whenever you want by simply clicking or touching on the touchpad icon from the system tray section of the taskbar. If you have any questions or problems with the steps detailed in this tutorial, please let me know in the comment below.

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