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My mouse pad has been disabled. How do I enable it again?

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June 2, 2011 5:24:23 AM

My cat walked across my husband's laptop and the mouse stopped working. I tried fn and f3 then fn and f9 and fn and f7 due to suggestions online. This did not "unfreeze" the cursor. Please advise. This is an asus F5R series laptop.

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a b D Laptop
June 2, 2011 5:11:28 PM

there is a shortcut on your keyboard somewhere to turn touchpad on/off.

Look at the blue icons on the F1-F12 buttons, and try those that you not sure what they are for. Typically touchpad will have something like a square with a finger pointing at it icon, or could be something similar. I can't find a manual or full size picture of the keyboard layout.

If you're still unsure, if you can make a top down picture of your full keyboard and upload it, that could help with the issue.

EDIT: according to the manual I found here: http://www.generalmanual.com/Notebooks/Asus-F5R-Noteboo...
the laptop has media keys next to the power button, one of those keys features an outline of a touchpad (big rechtangle on top of two smaller ones) with a line going across it (like a cross out). that's the button to activate/deactivate the touchpad
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December 24, 2013 7:48:40 PM

bobgese said:
my can walked across my husbands laptop and the mouse stopped working. I tried fn and f3 then fn and f9 and fn and f7 due to suggestions online. this did not "unfreeze" the cursor. Please advise. this is an asus F5R series


did you try pressing the control button or ctrl + f5? i did not know how to fix my mouse pad and i just got this laptop for christmas and i kept on turning it off but it wont work so i pressed the ctrl + f5 then it work, well im just guessing it out so you should really try it and we wont know your laptop might work again.. :)  well if it still wont work try ctrl + f8 cause thats the icon were you can enable and/or disable your mouse pad,,, soo goodluck and just reply or send me an email if you have troubles with that again okay?
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January 1, 2016 7:15:07 PM

thanks alot i appreciate the help i could not figure it out my kids hit something to disable it my touchpad would work when it was booting up and soon as the desktop loaded it would stop working....... THE THING THAT WORKED was holding control and pressing f5 thanks a bunch happy new year
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February 25, 2016 3:49:33 PM

loveless baby17 said:
bobgese said:
my can walked across my husbands laptop and the mouse stopped working. I tried fn and f3 then fn and f9 and fn and f7 due to suggestions online. this did not "unfreeze" the cursor. Please advise. this is an asus F5R series


did you try pressing the control button or ctrl + f5? i did not know how to fix my mouse pad and i just got this laptop for christmas and i kept on turning it off but it wont work so i pressed the ctrl + f5 then it work, well im just guessing it out so you should really try it and we wont know your laptop might work again.. :)  well if it still wont work try ctrl + f8 cause thats the icon were you can enable and/or disable your mouse pad,,, soo goodluck and just reply or send me an email if you have troubles with that again okay?


This worked thank you so much!!!! You're the only person out of all these forums that had the right answer!!!

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June 28, 2016 2:50:46 PM

loveless baby17 said:
bobgese said:
my can walked across my husbands laptop and the mouse stopped working. I tried fn and f3 then fn and f9 and fn and f7 due to suggestions online. this did not "unfreeze" the cursor. Please advise. this is an asus F5R series


did you try pressing the control button or ctrl + f5? i did not know how to fix my mouse pad and i just got this laptop for christmas and i kept on turning it off but it wont work so i pressed the ctrl + f5 then it work, well im just guessing it out so you should really try it and we wont know your laptop might work again.. :)  well if it still wont work try ctrl + f8 cause thats the icon were you can enable and/or disable your mouse pad,,, soo goodluck and just reply or send me an email if you have troubles with that again okay?


Wow. I actually thought that I would need to go computer repair shop. But after trying loveless's suggestion it worked out. Thank you thank you.

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July 13, 2016 2:51:30 AM

hi in general after upgrading windows software like win 8 to win10 touch pad disables i too faced the issue. after upgrading pointing device driver software it enabled.
flow the steps
devise manger mouse and pointing device-pointing device-hardware update-restart

- Ramakumar
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July 28, 2016 11:46:40 PM

Hello I tried to get my click pad to work via tapping not clicking and I disabled my whole mouse! How to turn it back on please? I've got a HP pavilion
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July 30, 2016 7:16:20 PM

loveless baby17 said:
bobgese said:
my can walked across my husbands laptop and the mouse stopped working. I tried fn and f3 then fn and f9 and fn and f7 due to suggestions online. this did not "unfreeze" the cursor. Please advise. this is an asus F5R series


did you try pressing the control button or ctrl + f5? i did not know how to fix my mouse pad and i just got this laptop for christmas and i kept on turning it off but it wont work so i pressed the ctrl + f5 then it work, well im just guessing it out so you should really try it and we wont know your laptop might work again.. :)  well if it still wont work try ctrl + f8 cause thats the icon were you can enable and/or disable your mouse pad,,, soo goodluck and just reply or send me an email if you have troubles with that again okay?



Holy crap the same thing happens to me and it worked
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a b D Laptop
July 30, 2016 9:20:03 PM

EmOgunbiyi said:
Hello I tried to get my click pad to work via tapping not clicking and I disabled my whole mouse! How to turn it back on please? I've got a HP pavilion


Is it a pavillion laptop and are you talking about the touchpad? If so, and it is like mine - look at touchpad - on the top left of it there is an indented circle - double tap this circle and touchpad will be turned back on - hope this helps!

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October 3, 2016 5:03:27 AM

AntiZig said:
there is a shortcut on your keyboard somewhere to turn touchpad on/off.

Look at the blue icons on the F1-F12 buttons, and try those that you not sure what they are for. Typically touchpad will have something like a square with a finger pointing at it icon, or could be something similar. I can't find a manual or full size picture of the keyboard layout.

If you're still unsure, if you can make a top down picture of your full keyboard and upload it, that could help with the issue.

EDIT: according to the manual I found here: http://www.generalmanual.com/Notebooks/Asus-F5R-Noteboo...
the laptop has media keys next to the power button, one of those keys features an outline of a touchpad (big rechtangle on top of two smaller ones) with a line going across it (like a cross out). that's the button to activate/deactivate the touchpad


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December 8, 2016 5:02:35 PM

I had the same problem. ..simply press. ctrl+F5 button. ........it's will enable /disable cursor.
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January 21, 2017 8:27:20 AM

It's F6, I know you don't care anymore but I look at these all the time so I'm sure someone else will.

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May 4, 2017 10:04:32 AM

robert600 said:
EmOgunbiyi said:
Hello I tried to get my click pad to work via tapping not clicking and I disabled my whole mouse! How to turn it back on please? I've got a HP pavilion


Is it a pavillion laptop and are you talking about the touchpad? If so, and it is like mine - look at touchpad - on the top left of it there is an indented circle - double tap this circle and touchpad will be turned back on - hope this helps!



I have a compaq laptop and had this, holding esc and F5 just opens loads of web pages. This worked first time, thanks
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May 16, 2017 4:16:49 AM



Thank you so much this helped alot
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