How to enable my touchpad
I disabled the touchpad some time ago, and now I don't know how to enable it.
Hello Cindy ,
First of all Restart your computer after restarting the computer it will not gonna be work then do these steps
1- Enable your touchpad:-
If your laptop has a function key that enables/disables the touchpad. by pressing it Fn key + F5, Fn + F6 .
2- Touchpad devices enable or disable-
:-Click on start
:-Click on settings
:-Go to the devices
:-Click on mouse and touchpad
:-Click on additional mouse go to mouse properties.
:-Click on devices.
:-See there if touch pad is disabled then select it on enable mode.restart the computer
If it does not work then visit this articale fix the touchpad related problem step by step
3-Update your drivers-
.Press windows key + R key together.
.Type in the run dialog box- devmgmt.msc.
.Enter and go to Mice and other pointing devices.
.Find your touchpad driver and Right-click on your touchpad driver and Click Update Driver Software.
if nothing works than -
.Go to device manager again.
.Un-install your touch pad driver – By right click on your touchpad's driver or press windows key + R key.
.Type appwiz.cpl in run box.
.Un-install your driver.
.Download your touchpad driver by your laptop brand name and model no. through manufacturer site.
It seems like you touch-pad has been disabled from your keyboard. You can check your keys from F1 to F12 and see where is the touch-pad icon on which key. So all you need to do is to hold that key by pressing Fn key. In this way your touch-pad will be enabled.
it is usually the fn + f9 key to fix it...
i made the mistake last time of pressing the fn + f9 too many times and there was a lot of "static energy build up in the motherboard..."
I called the Asus support and this is how they fixed it
first they had me shut the laptop all the way down
then I held the power off button for thirty seconds(to remove static energy from motherboard)
then I turned laptop on again by pressing powerbutton
it took me to a blue screen
I was advised to press f9 key(optimized defaults) and press yes
then I was advised to press f10 to save configuration and press yes
then the laptop started back up
my touchpad still wasn't working but I was advised to press the fn button down and then tap f9 key one more time and... voila!!
hopefully that helps
I had this issue of my touchpad not working (no cursor or ability to click anything). The keyboard shortcut didn't work and I tried updating the driver but it didn't work either. What did work: I opened "Device Manager". I went to view and hit "Show hidden devices". The grayed out devices are the ones not functioning. Under human interface devices a few weren't working. The driver for "Input configuration device" was the root problem. I held it and hit the option to uninstall it and restarted my computer. The computer automatically re-installed the driver and everything works!
The above did not help, this is how I solved it on my ASUS laptop
Look at the tray, I did not have ASUS Smart Gesture Icon.
So I manually started Program Files /Asus Smart Gesture/ AdTPCenter/x64/AsusTPLauncher.exe
After that the icon showed in the tray and the touch pad started wording - no additional buttons were needed. Maybe after that Fn+F9 would also work.
You accidentally turned off touchpad, no option to turn it back on.
I did the same thing, and nothing seemed to work. What finally worked was I opened device manager - human interface devices. It said the touchpad was working properly.
I did a update driver - find driver on internet. When the new driver installed, I found a window with the option to turn on the touchpad, similar to the one that turned it off.
From all the advises mention none of them is working for my problem, maybe because mine is a different brand which is a TOSHIBA, but I had already fixed it by following these steps;
1. click the start button
2. type the word mouse in the searching box
3. click on the change mouse setting
4. click on the device setting button
5. click on the enable button below the small box
6. click on the APPLY button
7. click on the OK button
Then finally your touchpad will start working again
I hope these steps will help you out with your problem