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How do I activate the cursor?

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You should have a thin bar above the touch pad if you press it it should avticvate the cursor ok hope this is helpful best regards mike

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Blinking Cursor b> Laptops, especially models with a touchpad, occasionally experience issues with a skipping cursor. The cursor on the screen may skip or jump when you are using it or even when you are just typing and not actually using the cursor. This can be especially annoying when playing games or typing. Adjusting the sensitivity of your touchpad may remedy the problem.

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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.


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Hi, Maybe you deactivated it by mistake some laptop models have a button to activate and deactivate the mouse(touchpad) make sure yours is activated, if the problem is not that, then try re installing the touchpad drivers. You can find the drivers in the manufacturer home page. Take some time to rate me.

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Cursor jumps whilst typing


Hello, If your cursor jumps while typing, i would want to know if this has been happening before if not then it means that your laptop has been infected with virus or malicious programs, i suggest you get a good anti-virus and scan your laptop thoroughly to remove the virus.. You can also try using an external mouse and see if the cursor jumps while typing. If none of this works try backing up all your documents to an external hard drive and format your hard drive or re-install your operating system. Regards

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The cursor on my laptop is non functioning. The trackpad wont control it at all. If I use a mouse the cursor just jumps around the edges of the page. I cant get to the control panel to try to make...


what OS, please if windows, use CTRL+ESC to activate the menu, find control panel, by using the arrow keys all the way till you get to the control panel also use the enter key to activate. make necessary adjustment

this should resolve it, vote for when if resolved

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Cursor in laptop freezed


there are a few different ways that the touchpad can be deactivated especially if your notebook was pre-loaded with bulky management software.
First of all, most notebooks have a function shortcut for this. On mine it is function + F9. You should be able to see a picture on the keys that will describe this.

Secondly, as you did not specify which operating system you are using (or you did but it is in the hidden at the end of the details!), I will try and give a generic response:

- open control panel
- navigate to "mouse"
- open the "device settings" tab or similar

does this display anything about being deactivated? If it does, just activate it!

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