How to Enable a Toshiba Laptop's Touchpad

by Christell York ; Updated September 28, 2017

The touchpad on a laptop is used to translate the finger movements of the user into screen positioning. Touchpads function as a mouse for the laptop and can be various sizes, depending on the size of the laptop. Toshiba laptop's allow the user the ability to enable and disable the touchpad through system menus on the laptop.

Click "Start" button in Windows.

Click "Control Panel."

Click "Printers and Other Hardware."

Click "Mouse Properties."

Click "TouchPAD On/Off" tab.

Click "Enable."

Click "Apply" to put change into effect.

Click "OK." The touchpad on the laptop is now enabled and ready for use.

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Christell York has been writing professionally since 2008 for various websites and offline for "The Houston Press." She specializes in technical, automotive, travel, personal finance and food articles. York has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is currently seeking an associate degree in baking and pastries at the Art Institute of Houston.

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