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Just received this new laptop and the touchpad left button does not work. when pressed it just locks the cursor in place. it will not highlite, or drag when held down. checked setup in control panel...right handed with left button as primary. the right button works and drops the menu. running windows7 and IE9

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Hello, I think the problem is from the factory, because it is expcted to work properly without anycheck on anything.

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How do i copy and paste on acer c7 chromebook


"to copy and paste a paragraph" - I just used my c7 to copy the prior phrase from you the text in your question and to paste it into this "add your solution" answer box. Here's how I did it...... 1-I placed the cursor in front of the word "to", and while holding the touchpad down with my left finger, swiped the cursor through the phrase to the end of the word "paragraph" (thereby highlighting the desired phrase), then lifted both hands. 2- With the cursor over the end of the highlighted phrase, I used my left finger to hold down the "alt" key to the left of the touchpad the clicked the touchpad causing the drop-down copy menu to appear, then lifted both hands. 3-I then used the touchpad to move the cursor over the word "copy" in the drop-down menu and clicked the touchpad.
4-Then I placed the cursor in this "answer" text-box clicked once once. Next I held down the "alt" key to the left of the touchpad and clicked the touchpad to cause the "paste" drop-down menu to appear and raised both hands. Finally I moved the cursor over the word "paste" in the drop-down menu and clicked the touchpad, thereby successfully copying and pasting the phrase from your question. PS - an alternative to holding the left alt key and clicking to get the drop-down menu is to place two fingers on the touchpad (about a half inch apart) and click with both fingers simultaneously. The latter method only works about 75% of the time for me, so I recommend using the alt key.

Apr 10, 2014 | Acer C7 Chromebook

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F buttons description


F1 - Security System

1

Press and hold the "Fn" key on the lower left-hand corner of your Toshiba keyboard.


2

Press the "F1" key to activate the security system.


Your laptop's screen will go blank so others can't see what you are working on or accessing.


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3

Press any key or touch the touchpad to exit the security mode.


F2 - Power Save Mode

4

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


5

Press the "F2" key to activate the Power Save mode and make changes to how your laptop handles operating on battery or AC power.


6

Press "Fn" and the "F2" key again to exit the power save mode.


F3 - Standby Mode

7

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


8

Press the "F3" key to place your laptop in Standby mode.

The Standby dialog box will appear.


9

Verify you want to enter Standby mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Standby mode.


F4 - Hibernation Mode

10

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


11

Press the "F4" key to activate the Hibernation mode and save whatever documents and files that are open to your hard drive.


12

Verify you want to enter Hibernation mode. Press the power button on your Toshiba laptop to exit Hibernation mode.


F5 - Active Display Device/F6 and F7 - Toshiba LCD Screen Brightness

13

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


14

Press the "F5" key to change your laptop's active display device from the laptop screen to an external monitor.


15

Click on the display configuration you want: displaying on both the laptop and external monitor; only on the laptop; only on the external monitor; or a specific screen resolution.


16

Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" to accept the new display settings. Press and hold "Fn" and "F5" again to return to your laptop's display only.


17

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


18

Press the "F6" key to decrease your laptop's screen brightness. Press the "F7" key to increase the brightness.


F8 - Wireless Connection/Bluetooth

19

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


20

Press the "F8" key to select the wireless Internet or Bluetooth connection you want to use.


21

Press and hold "Fn" and "F8" to make your selection. Release the keys to confirm your selection.


F9 - Touchpad Control

22

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


23

Press the "F9" key to enable your laptop's touchpad.


24

Press and hold "Fn" and "F9" again to disable the touchpad.


F10 and F11 - Numeric Keypad/F12 - Scroll Lock

25

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


26

Press the "F10" key to enable your Toshiba laptop's numeric keypad.


27

Press and hold "Fn" and "F11" to enable the cursor control keys on the numeric keypad.


28

Press and hold the "Fn" and "F10" or "F11" key to disable the numeric keypad or cursor control keys.


29

Press and hold the "Fn" key.


30

Press the "F12" key to lock your cursor on a specific line of text. Press and hold "Fn" and "F12" to turn scroll lock off.


hope this helps




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Asus netbook cursor stuck


Make sure there is not a lock on the top middle of the touchpad that you can press to toggle the lock/unlock. if so, press it. Otherwise I would try booting up in safe mode and see if the cursor locks.

Mar 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Cursor locks in middle of screen and unable to move it


One possible reason is that you might have locked your trackpad. HP along with many other laptops have a designated button that locks your touchpad so the cursor doesn't move on the screen.
Above your keypad there's a small little rectangular button. Try pressing it and it should unlock your trackpad.
Give this a shot, and I hope it works!

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My laptop cursor is frozen


Make sure that the power button for the touchpad wasn't pressed and disabled the touchpad. If after pressing it once you still cannot move the cursor, perform a restart and then when it is powered up and connected to the internet check websites for a free firmware update.

Sep 08, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Touchpad not working


Touchpads have a cursor lock that suspend the use of the touch pad but allow you to use a mouse. Ensure that the cursor lock is not on. That lock is a thin strip just about the touch pad. Usually, it will light up when it's turned on. If you have that lock in the off position then I would not recommed that you go probing inside your laptop to relsove this issue. You should take your laptop to a qualified tech for repair.

You might have accidently turned off the touchpad software or driver. Use the RESTORE section of SYSTEM TOOLS in the ACCESSORIES folder of your Program Files.

Good Luck, and Happy Computing.

This link might help you in case of emergencies : http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/articles/laptop_touchpad_not_working.php

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Touchpad has stopped working, can you help?


Hi there don't worry. Its disable that's why not working. Please press FN+F7 and try. The symbol on your keyboard is below. Just press FN+ below mention symbol. Thanks.



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How do I partially lock my touch pad so that my palm doesn't screw things up when I type and accidentally touch the pad?


If you look at your touchpad, you will notice a small elongated button, right above it. When you push the button, it will lock the touchpad. However, it will lock it entirely, until you unlock it. You will not be able to move the cursor or click on anything. I don't think HPs have the ability to "partially" lock the touchpad. At least, I was never told anything about it while I was working for them.

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"sticky" mouse on compaq laptop


Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.

To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.

Regards,
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Unlock cursor/mouse


Press and hold Fn+F9 5 3sec...should do the trick

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