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Re: toshiba notebook touchpad tap doesnt work
Goto 'Control Panel - Mouse - Device Settings, Highlight the device in the list and then click settings. It Might just be that it needs re-configuring. Devices like this tend to loose there configuration due to being used so much and of course the ammount of pressure put on them. There is alot you can reset here. The touch pad does alot more than you think, We just dont bother to look at the settings because we are too busy looking at the screen,and rightly so. Im not saying this will rectify the problem but its worth a try.
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Try reinstalling the touchpad driver.
You can download the
touchpad and device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their
download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so you can get the
correct drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
Try this solution to your problem
To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.
This process is different for each computer manufacturer. If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then attempt to use the touchpad after each one.
A...Locate the "Fn" key of the laptop keyboard. The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
B...Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop. The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.
C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time to reactive the touchpad on your laptop. Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works. Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.
Note: Mac computers use "F2" to enable and disable the touchpad.
D. Sony Vaio Users: Start>Settings>Control Panel>Double click the Mouse icon. Look at the top left hand side of the page, at the top and make sure that the "Tapping" box is unchecked, if it is checked then, you will uncheck it. Please take time to rate me thumbs up
On the bottom bar by the clock, if your computer is newer there should
be a small icon that controls your mouse. Simply right click on it and
check the box "tap to click" or similar. Hope this helps! Please rate me if i am helpful. Thank you.
It sounds like the touchpad is working ok but probably needs some setting(s) adjusted. The touchpad settings can be accessed through the windows control panel. But before going to the control panel it's useful to review the touchpad basics for single and double clicking. They are as follows: •Tap once on the main touchpad for single click. •Tap twice for double click. •The lighter the touch, the better the response. •Tapping harder will not increase the touchpad's responsiveness.
•Opening the Control Panel The Windows Control Panel can be opened by: Selecting *Start > Control Panel (on Windows Vista) - OR - Start > Run > Type 'Control' and select OK (on Windows XP) *The Enter key may be used on the keyboard in place of touchpad clicking*
In the Control Panel, do the following: •Select Mouse [Enter] (Brings up the touchpad properties sheet) •Look at the Buttons tab in the touchpad properties sheet. •Adjust the settings and test the touchpad until you get the response you desire.
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Go to the 'start' button and then hit the 'control panel' option, then click 'mouse' then go to 'Device Settings' and then to the 'settings'. When you get to this screen it shows a list on lthe left hand side choose the 'tapping' option and then ok.