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Windows 7: Acer Netbooks - Tip if your Touchpad stops / doesn't work

24 May 2011   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Acer Netbooks - Tip if your Touchpad stops / doesn't work

Hi all
Just a tip in case any body has this issue.

I don't normally like touchpads but when travelling their use is sometimes unavoidable.

Anyway I just couldn't get mine on an ACER ASPIRE ONE netbook to work on W7 -- installed new driver etc etc which was not required at all.

Anyway I eventually found a really obscure old post that says sometimes you need to press Fn + F7 to get the touchpad working as this key combination toggles it on and off

Hope this might be of use to others where their touchpad doesn't work (or conversely if they want to disable it temporarily).


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23 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

You sir are a bloody legend! I spent some time today installing and uninstalling drivers, and was seriously contemplating a trip to the store. How embarrassing would that have been!! Thanks. Immensely.

ACER 5742 disables and re-enables trackpad. Confirmed.
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23 Feb 2012   #3
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Very useful tips. Especially for those with the touch pad function key hidden.
For few others, like mine (Asus), touch pad key function is listed on the keyboard.

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