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There is usually a little icon on your laptop that controls your
touch pad( mine is a finger with a square around it) activate it by holding down the FN key and pressing the button will turn it off /on.. Depending on make and model there sometimes a icon in lower right corner saying touch pad kinda like a grey square and you can make adjustments bye clicking on that.as well as adjust sensitvity
Or under Control Panel/device manager/ mouse /touchpad there are adjustments that can be made there
Look around you will find it Its different for every make and model and year you did not specify yours
good luck

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