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Toolbar The touch bar at the top of my keyboard with quickplay and volume controls seems to be locked and I do not know how to unlock it. (when I touch is nothing happens, so I cannot take my computer off of mute).

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  • Brian Canute May 11, 2010

    does it work normally untill you mote it if so lok at your sound icon on your task bar and un tick mute nthere



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Go to control panel> sound speech....>sound and aud...> uncheck mute.

to activate the soft keys on ur keyboard, install the keyboard drives which came with the the computer.

Hope it will help :)

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