Return laptop to touch instead of mouse

  kimtrnc 10:49 02 Jul 2011

I have used a mouse on my laptop for some time, but now need to use to finger touch. Absolutely know that it only needs a couple of Fkeys, but can't remember which. Can someone help my stupid senility, please?

  Zurdo 11:40 02 Jul 2011

I use a mouse on my laptop and if I disconnect it the touchpad works fine instead. Do you really need to use a function key?

  Taff™ 12:04 02 Jul 2011

Make & Model of laptop would help. On some it is a Fn Key function and on others it is a physical button usually next to or above the touchpad. The icon on the relevant Fn Key usually looks like a rectangle with a finger pointing - check the Function keys across the top of the keyboard for something similar. The Fn key to use in combination is bottom left of the keyboard.

  woodchip 12:19 02 Jul 2011

My HP works with both Touchpad and mouse, you may have disabled it in device manager

  kimtrnc 12:23 02 Jul 2011

Taff, it's an Acer Aspire 5630, approximately 8 years old. The FN key plus the "finger" and F7 worked well, thanks. Knew it was simple, but just couldn't quite get the right combination. Thanks

  kimtrnc 12:25 02 Jul 2011

Woodchip - on mine it doesn't!, but thanks for the advice

  Taff™ 12:28 02 Jul 2011

Glad that's sorted. On your model it will probably be a PS2 connection (Green Connection) as opposed to a USB mouse. The PS2 connections used to disable the touchpad on some models of laptops - that's my guess anyway!

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