To enable the touchpad on your Toshiba laptop running Windows 8, you’ll need to follow the steps below:
1. Open Control Panel. To do this, type “Control Panel” in the Windows 8 Start Screen and select it from the list of results.
2. Select Mouse.
3. Click on the “Device Settings” tab.
4. Under the “Tapping” section, check the box next to “Enable tapping”.
5. Click on the “Settings” button to open the Touchpad Settings window.
6. Check the box next to “Enable” to enable the touchpad.
7. Click OK to save the changes and close the window.
8. Close the Mouse window, and your touchpad should be enabled and ready to use.
What to do if touchpad is not working in Windows 8?
If your touchpad is not working in Windows 8, you should first attempt to update the touchpad driver. To do this, you can use Device Manager. Press the Windows key and type “Device Manager”. In the Device Manager, look under Mice and other pointing devices and find your touchpad device.
Right-click it and select Update Driver Software. If an update is available, you will be prompted to download and install it.
You should also check your touchpad settings. When pointing to the upper-right corner of your screen, you should be able to access a menu that lets you adjust the touchpad settings. You may need to enable the touchpad if it has been disabled.
Additionally, you could try to check the touchpad settings in the control panel.
If the above steps do not help, you may need to reinstall the touchpad driver. To do this, you can again use Device Manager. Find the touchpad device, right-click it and select Uninstall. After uninstalling the touchpad driver, check the manufacturer’s website for the latest version of the driver and download it.
Install it and the touchpad should start working again.
If these steps still do not work, then it is likely the touchpad may be faulty and require replacing.
Which function key turns on touchpad?
The exact function key that turns on the touchpad varies from laptop to laptop, depending on the make and model. Generally, many laptops will use the F5 or F7 key to turn it on. Some laptops may also use the F3, F9, or Fn + F7 keys to turn on the touchpad.
You can check your laptop’s user manual to identify which specific key is used to turn on your touchpad. Additionally, you can look for an on-screen prompt or hint that may appear when you press a function key that indicates which function it will activate.
For example, if you press the F5 key and a prompt appears that says “Enable/Disable Touchpad” then it is likely that F5 is the correct key to turn on the touchpad.
How do I reactivate my touchpad?
In order to reactivate your touchpad, there are a few steps you should take.
First, make sure your laptop is plugged in and that the power adapter is plugged into a functioning outlet. If the touchpad was disabled due to a power outage, this should resolve the issue.
If the laptop is powered, check the mouse settings in Control Panel. Depending on the laptop and Operating System you are using, you may find the mouse settings under “Hardware and Sound” or “Devices and Printers”.
Check to see if the touchpad is enabled. If it is not, click “Enable” to reactivate it.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, you should double-check the device’s driver software. Visit the manufacturer’s website and look up the laptop model to download the latest driver update. Install the driver, restart your laptop, and check to see if the touchpad has been reactivated.
If that does not work, try turning off your laptop and then disconnecting any external keyboard, mouse, or USB peripherals attached to it. Reconnect them one at a time and see if your touchpad reactivates once they are all safely reconnected.
Finally, if the above steps do not work, you have the option of resetting your laptop’s BIOS settings. This should be done with extreme caution as it can result in more serious problems if done incorrectly.
If you are confident that you can do it correctly, consult the user manual for the laptop model to ensure you are taking the correct steps.
Why has my touchpad been disabled?
It could be an issue with the drivers, an issue with the internal hardware, or an issue with the settings you have enabled on your computer.
Driver issues can include missing, corrupt, or outdated drivers. Installing the latest drivers for your touchpad should resolve the issue, but if it doesn’t, there may be a hardware issue at play. It could be that the internal hardware, such as the touchpad buttons, connecting wires, and/or controller board, has been damaged or needs to be replaced.
Finally, it’s possible that a setting on your computer has disabled the touchpad. Check the settings section of your computer. Make sure the touchpad isn’t turned off or disabled. Some computers have a toggle switch or key combination that can be used to toggle the touchpad on and off.
You may also be able to adjust the settings for sensitivity or featured options.
If none of the above options fixes the issue, you may need to consult technical support or a professional repair technician.
Can touchpad be repaired?
Yes, it is possible to repair a touchpad depending on the type of problem. If there are issues with the hardware, such as a crack or water damage, then it is possible to have it repaired by a technician at a shop specializing in computers and electronics.
If the problem is with the software, then it may be possible to troubleshoot and fix the issue with some basic troubleshooting, such as reinstalling the driver, updating the firmware, or performing a factory reset.
No matter what type of problem you are having, it is always wise to consult with a professional before attempting to repair your touchpad yourself.
How do I know if my touchpad is disabled?
If your touchpad is disabled, you should see a noticeable difference in how your laptop behaves. You may see an on-screen indicator or message telling you that your touchpad has been disabled, or you may see a physical indicator light near the touchpad showing that it has been deactivated.
In addition, if your touchpad is disabled, your laptop will typically stop responding to all touch input from the touchpad, so if you can no longer control movement of the mouse, that’s a good sign that your touchpad is disabled.
Lastly, if the touchpad still shows up in your device manager, but you can’t interact with it, this is a sign that your touchpad has been disabled.