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How do I turn my mouse pad back on

I accidentally cut my mouse pad off and I do not know how to get it back working again

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To enable your touchpad manually without clicking any of the F5, F6, etc. buttons:

1. Go to "Touchpad settings." You can find this by searching "Touchpad settings" in your settings search bar.

2. You will see a category labeled "Related Settings." Underneath this, click on "Additional Settings." This will open up a new window labeled "Mouse Properties

3. To the farthest right, you will see a tab labeled "Device Settings." Click on this tab.

4. You will now see your devices. Click on Luxpad or the name of your touchpad, and click the enable button below.

5. After enabling the touchpad, click the "Apply" button at the bottom right corner and then "Okay" to ensure your changes are saved.

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On a Toshiba satellite, F5 and the space bar pushed at the same time re enables the touch pad.

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The comment above worked for me thank you sooo much f5 and the space bar

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Thank you for this tip @Amanda Gowdy

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What was the intent of this "enhancement"?

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Click the Start button, and type in Mouse. Click on Mouse to open it, click on Device Settings. You should be able to enable and disable the Touchpad

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on mine i had to press FN and mouse button thats on F5

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That only works is the target machine still has the all-but-useless "Toshiba FN Key Drivers" which take the standard FN Key layout and makes it so those little pretty pictures mean something when you press FN+ a Fkey. This is VERY stupid design because if that driver is lost........ and if your snaptics mouse gets disabled somehow....... you need to plug a USB mouse in and then click on the Snaptics Tray Icon (or find it in the Device Manager). There is an option to re-enable it, but you man not find a reason for why it disabled or how to prevent it again.

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I’ve tried every combo and it still won’t work. I also don’t know why the touch pad stopped working. I was in the middle of updating my resume to do job apps. So frustrating. Finally found an old USB mouse and it said the driver installed. Still nothing! I’m going to wait to see if things catch up (this computer is sooo slow now.

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This has happened to me too! Lost my temper so gotta buy a mouse on a cable to sort it out!

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This happened on both my toshibas .Go to touchpad settings, click additional settings, click advanced feature settings, click device select and two windows appear select use touch pad .This may only work if you have power point. This may have been caused by update. The fn key thing worked a time or two then not .I was about to throw mine against the wall. Power point still worked and I used it and left click to perform this

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hi..

you mean touch PAD.. ? look at functional Key... there is an option to enable /Disable touch pad.. some model laptop its on F5

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Thanks yes touch pad I tried at 5 and that function key did not work do you happen to know I have a satellite Toshiba

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I also had the same issue. I could sign on to my Toshiba Satellite laptop but could NOT see the mouse cursor. F5 is the key. You can try hitting it and the space bar key, or it and Windows key Or it and CTRL key. I did all of those and got back my mouse cursor. I'm not positive which one combination did it. It did work.

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I've been struggling too. Took your advice. You press F5 and SPACEBAR together... It works Ahhh brilliant !

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thank you f5 works!!!

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I am having this issues with a Lenovo Thinkpad

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I also had the same issue. I could sign on to my Toshiba Satellite laptop but could NOT see the mouse cursor. F5 is the key. You can try hitting it and the space bar key, or it and Windows key Or it and CTRL key. I did all of those and got back my mouse cursor. I'm not positive which one combination did it. It did work.

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F5 worked for me!!! Yay my two year old was banging on my laptop. Thought it was totally wrecked. Thanks for your guys ideas!! Very helpful.

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Use 'FN’ Key and ‘F5’ at the same time. It worked for me. In Toshiba Satellite laptop.

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To enable your touchpad manually without clicking any of the F5, F6, etc. buttons:

1. Go to "Touchpad settings." You can find this by searching "Touchpad settings" in your settings search bar.

2. You will see a category labeled "Related Settings." Underneath this, click on "Additional Settings." This will open up a new window labeled "Mouse Properties

3. To the farthest right, you will see a tab labeled "Device Settings." Click on this tab.

4. You will now see your devices. Click on Luxpad or the name of your touchpad, and click the enable button below.

5. After enabling the touchpad, click the "Apply" button at the bottom right corner and then "Okay" to ensure your changes are saved.

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Have to laugh sorry but when your not tech sav y and you have no cursor how do you go to your settings lol

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My thoughts exactly

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i have Toshiba Sattellite but neither FN F5 nor F5 alone work to start me touch pad.

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try F5 and spacebar together. That worked for me.

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Ooh yea thanx so so very much, almost thought I had messed my touchpad en even bought an external mouse to help me do my tasks, but I just hit FN + f5 en my touchpad was functional agin

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i accidentally turned my touchpad off without knowing and i have tried FN with F5 i have tried F5 alone and i have also tried F5 with the space bar and i still cant use my touchpad

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trried Fn F5, Ctrl F5, along with spacebar, etc.

Is there a specific place in settings I can go to “turn it on?”

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For Toshiba Tecra “Press F9”

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I have been suffering with fn+f9 but it work for first time and it deactivate itself again so when I tried Fn+f9 it refused.

And I tried F5 alone but still not working.

What can I do to make it work again?

Ball to anyone

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