The touchpad is an age-old feature, has long replaced the alternative mouse control. With it, we can fully control our device, whether it’s a laptop or a hybrid tablet. Many laptops (Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Dell) have problems with the touchpad. What to do if the touchpad does not work on a laptop in Windows 10? We will analyze 5 ways to resolve this problem.
1. Re-enable the touchpad using the Fn key
One story happened to me when I turned on WiFi on my laptop and accidentally turned off the touchpad touchpad. For a long time I was looking for a reason, not immediately realizing what happened. It turned out to be simple, in laptops there is a button for additional functions called Fn from the bottom left of the keyboard. To enable any function on the laptop, hold down the combination of the Fn and F1 buttons. F12 On the same buttons F1-F12, pictures or symbols for applying the parameter are drawn. For example, to enable the touchpad, you need to press FnF7, on the F7 button itself there will be an image like a touch panel. You can press all the buttons in order FnF1. F12, but remember that there is a function to turn off the display, press the buttons on which the screen goes out again.
On some HP brand laptops, the touchpad turns on and off by double-tapping the edge of the touchpad itself. On asus and acer brands, there may be a separate button next to the touch panel. If the touchpad still does not work, then move on.
2. Removing Other Mouse Drivers
There are times when in the past you have connected a whole bunch of drivers from different mouse devices and you never deleted them. Some drivers from mouse manufacturers themselves automatically disable the touchpad. Go to device Manager, pressing a combination of buttons Winr and type in the line devmgmt.msc.
Find the line pointing to the mouse and other pointing devices, click on the tab to expand the category and remove all the mouse drivers in order until the touchpad starts working on your laptop. If it doesn’t work, try rebooting the system after removing all the drivers. Didn’t earn a touchpad? We move to the next point.
3. Updating or rolling back the touchpad driver
Try updating or rolling back the touchpad driver. Go to the same device manager as described above. Find the Touchpad device, usually called the brand of the laptop (Dell TouchPad, Lenovo TouchPad, Synaptics, HP TouchPad, Acer TouchPad, Asus TouchPad.) Right-click on your driver and select properties. Next, click Update to see if there are any useful updates for your touchpad.
Many people reported on Microsoft forums that the touchpad stopped working after updating Windows 10, for this you need to choose to roll back the driver. If the Rollback button does not light up, it means that you do not have a previous version of the driver.
4. Enable touchpad in mouse properties
In many cases, the device manager does not work in order to enable touchpad on the laptop. If your touchpat still does not work on a laptop in windows 10, then go to the mouse properties.
- Dial mouse in the windows search bar and go to Mouse Settings.
- Click Extra options mouse, in the window that opens, go Device settings, tab Touchpad or as in the picture.
- Find your touchpad and click "turn on".
5. Disable Hybrid Notebook Touch Screen Input Service
If your laptop is a hybrid (laptop and tablet in one with a touch screen.) There is a chance that the touch screen input service, which controls the stylus functionality, is interfering with your touch panel.