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Touchpad not working while keys are pressed down

Q: Touchpad not working while keys are pressed down

I use an HP ENVY Notebook - m6-p114dx (Touch) (ENERGY STAR) with windows 10. When I move my touch pad I can not press down a key at the same time. This is not very useful to gamers such as myself. I have searched for a bit now to find a solution. I have tried the smart sense solution, palmcheck solution, and many more. Please if anyone finds anything just say something.

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Preferred Solution: Touchpad not working while keys are pressed down

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Touchpad not working while keys are pressed down

Hi, Normally, you just need to turn off SmartSense or PalmCheck the Synaptics control panel - however from what I've seen, this no longer seems to work for Windows 10 versions of this driver. You may be able to get around this as follows. First, download the Synaptics driver on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. Synaptics Driver Version 17.0.18.8 Turn off your wireless card ( should be f12 ). Open windows control panel, open Programs and Features, right click the current Synaptics driver and select Uninstall. When complete, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder and run the Synaptics installer - when this has completed, restart the notebook again. Open the Synaptics settings panel, disable SmartSense or PalmCheck and then check if the touchpad will now work with a keyboard key held down. If it does, turn your wireless card back on and use the utility on the following link to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating the Synaptics driver. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3073930 Regards, DP-K

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As the subject says I can't use the keyboard and mouse at the same time. I have tried disabling Smart sense in the Symantecs click pad settings by moving the slider all the eway to the left but this has not resolved it. I have also went into the mouse and touchpad settings and set to no delay but this also has not resolved my issue. I have the latest drivers (19.2.11.38)  installed. Is there another setting that I am missing?

A:Touchpad not working when keys pressed

Hi, Normally, you just need to turn off SmartSense or PalmCheck the Synaptics control panel - however from what I've seen, this no longer seems to work for Windows 10 versions of this driver. You may be able to get around this as follows. First, download the Synaptics driver on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. Synaptics Driver Version 17.0.18.8 Turn off your wireless card ( should be f12 ). Open windows control panel, open Programs and Features, right click the current Synaptics driver and select Uninstall. When complete, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder and run the Synaptics installer - when this has completed, restart the notebook again. Open the Synaptics settings panel, disable SmartSense or PalmCheck and then check if the touchpad will now work with a keyboard key held down.  If it does, turn your wireless card back on and use the utility on the following link to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating the Synaptics driver. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3073930 Regards, DP-K

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This is an odd issue that I have not found anyone else having. I am not sure as to the cause of it. 

Basically, when I press certain pairs of keys, the computer acts as though another key is being pressed as well. 
Some examples:
q+s: qws
w+d: wed
r+y: ryu
k+u: kui
l+i: lio

There are others, as well as ones with 3 keys triggering a fourth. They follow no general pattern (although wd, qs, ku, and li are the same pattern
on the keyboard, that pattern doesn't cause a similar response on other keys, like ef, rg, th, yj, etc.)

This problem has persisted as long as I have had this laptop. I got it used on Amazon. It said that, in terms of condition, it just had a few minor
scratches and such, which is accurate. 

This occurs every time the keys are pressed at the same time (in fact, while typing this, I was constantly having to correct typos such as "everyu",
"lioke",  and "whiole".)

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On my Inspiron n5010 my touchpad and its keys stopped working a couple of months after going to WIndows 10. Synaptics pointer software dissappeard from Device Manager. It shows a PS/2 mouse with a warning triange.
Uploading Dell touchpad driver has no affect. Uploading Synapics driver has no affect. Im no techie. Please get me back a functioning touchpad.

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Hey there, the touchpad on my 5 months old E580 Thinkpad didn't work after booting my laptop regularly. The laptop was also weirdly slow in reacting to key strokes on the keyboard. The two implemented mouse keys on the touchpad still work to some degree. Actually a click with two fingers on any are of the touchpad equals a right mouse click. Now, I use the trackpoint to navigate.I tried to update the touchpad drivers, which were already the "newest". I deactivated and activated it again and restarted the laptop, none of which has yielded any result so far. Does anybody have an suggestion of how to solve this problem? Best,Moejo

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Hi,

I'm still still kinda stretching my legs in the C/C++ field and was wondering whats the best way if you have and exe application running as a Windows service to detect if the keyboard has CTRL+Alt+F4 pressed down (Using VS and .NET framework so feel free to utilise .Net functions)?

Also keep in mind this is running as a service so the smaller the resources used the better

Any help would be great!

Thanks

Doctorzeus
 

A:Solved: See if keys are pressed

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i have a problem with my keyboard the letters b and n when pressed do not respond the rest of the letters work fine,can you give and idea what could the problem be thanks.
 

A:keys b and n when pressed do not respond

A piece of a Dorito stuck beneath the two or jammed between? ANYthing under those two keys?
 

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i installed all updates in windows 8.1 and all the intel drivers. i think its hardware block but i don't know how to fix it. pls help me.It's been 2 days and i still can't fix it. i followed everything on how to manage it but nothing works

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can any 1 help me out... i dont know what i pressed  and know its stuck on logn screen... cant put password... not able to use external keyboard.. Cuz of drivers are not installed.....i dont remember what i pressed... FN and some other keys... thanks

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This is pretty much the basis of my problem and it happens in that order always. I got a new HP Probook 4530s less than a year ago and have barely used it because of this annoying problem. I'll be on the web doing my thing and just using the arrow keys to scroll up and down a page. After some time, the arrow keys will just stop working so then I'll go to the scroll bar. Next my touchpad will start highlighting everything no matter where I tap and then any links I click will open up in a new window. I've even attached a USB mouse and get the same results with the highlighting and new windows. The browser I typically use is Firefox. I loathe Internet Explorer.
 
I just can't seem to figure out why it's doing this. It updates itself almost every boot and is fine otherwise.
 
Any ideas?

A:Arrow Keys Stop Working, Touchpad Highlights and Constantly Opens New Windows?

Have you contacted HP about the problem?
 
If so...what did they say?
 
Louis

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when typing sometimes when i press a key it wont type. ive plugged in 2 different keyboards and the same thing still happens. at first i thought it was just terrible user error, but ive watchd myself type the keys and noticed that my key press wasnt registering. i noticed that it helps a lil to type slowly. (again its not just user error lol). i only have these typos when typing online.

i updated Acrobat reader, Java, and upgraded to ie9 platform. im still having a lil trouble with it, although it does seem to have improved a bit. i checked for updated drivers and i couldnt find anything.

need help troubleshooting this

thx
 

A:Random keys not typing when pressed

Sometimes, a thorough cleaning of socket and boards with a can of Dust Off or other treated canned air can resolve the problem...
Try a very simple keyboard from any source that you know is working well... Keep a record of the keys that work improperly.
 

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I was playing a game earlier - 'The Division' and my enter key was pressed randomly without my doing so and then shortly after the backspace key was pressed and I know this because the chat window opened in game (pressing enter does so) and pressing backspace makes your character walk.

I've scanned my computer with Avast boot time scan, Super Anti-spyware and Malware Bytes and I am all clean. I am quite confident it is not an infection or key logger.

It hasn't happened since, so it is probably nothing, but just wondering what the cause of this would be if i am not infected? I assume it's a hardware glitch - perhaps MOBO or keyboard related?
 

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As the title says, I've been trying for hours to get into the BIOS of my Lenovo PC and I simply can't. After searching online a bit, I came across a post that said (for an Intel motherboard) that the keyboard and mouse aren't recognized by the BIOS as they are USB devices and one must go into the BIOS and enable USB devices to be booted up before Windows... However, without being able to get into the BIOS I cannot achieve this stupid task that shouldn't even need to be. I've tried every combination of keys, with and without the Fn key. What brings me to the final conclusion that my keyboard isn't even recognized is the simple fact that popping a Windows disc into the machine and "pressing any key to continue" doesn't work, it times out and boots to the current Windows version. I've thought of using a PS/2 Keyboard but this Lenovo PC doesn't even have PS/2 connectors on it, so that idea had to be scrapped. The system is a ThinkCentre M82 with Windows 7 64-Bit on it. The manual itself says to use F1 at POST and when I see the Lenovo logo, it says to press Enter to interupt boot, I've hammered the Enter key and the F1 key. Nothing, absolutely zilch.

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I have this problem with my other computer where it seems like the ctrl and alt keys are being pressed when they're not (double clicking a desktop icon opens up property, typing is impossible, pressing delete acts like ctrl+alt+delete, mouse zoom in and out instead of scrolling, etc)
I tried searching google but i found nothing helpful
Any advice would be apprieciated

A:[SOLVED] Ctrl+alt keys being used without being pressed

Hi gottostayawake, welcome to TSF...

have you checked the keyboard for a sticky alt key? Perhaps try it in another machine or try a different keyboard in your machine to see if the same happens again??

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When I press a Key for at least 3 seconds, it's repeating until I press it again, just as described in E460 Keys repeating when pressed for 3 seconds Will there be a Bios fix for the L460/L560 series as well? The Bug is quite annoying...

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My keyboard thinks that multiple keys are pressed and gives the "Beep" sound. Even when I'm not touching it. Help please 

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I just bought the E460 and installed Linux Mint 17.Now when I press a Key for at least 3 seconds, it's repeating until I press it again, which is really annoying. If it's a feature: How can I turn it off?If it's a bug: Is there a workaround or do I have to send it back? Greetings edit: Somehow the problem gone away after uninstalling openjdk7 and a few restarts. But I actually doubt that it was corresponding with the jdk...

A:E460 Keys repeating when pressed for 3 seconds

Ok I finally figured out why it was happening: the repeating delay was too low. When I raised it a bit it just worked fine.

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Not sure it's normal behaviour or problem related to software.---------------------------It happens like this: When I hold UP + LEFT arrow, Spacebar locks up unless I release either UP or LEFT key. But that didn't happen when I hold UP + RIGHT. Also, when holding UP + DOWN, these keys went locked: Q,W,E,R,U,I,O,P If I holds down W + S, these keys locks up (includes 8 keys from UP + DOWN): A,S,D,F,J,K,L,; For S + X, it locks everything in that row except B,N. Which means if you try to hold two keys from different rows, it locks everything in that row except two centered keys. Unaffected keys: 5,6,T,Y,G,H,B,N. (Tested on alphabets & numbers. Numpad keys excluded.) Any software fix or tweaks can unlocks these keys? Since it's obstrcuting me quite a lot when gaming. 

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I have a HP Pavilion ZE4300 laptop. It is not always displaying the letters when keys are depressed causing me to have to double check everything I type. This is not only aggravating but it also slows me way down.

I have installed a new keyboard and reinstalled/updated the drivers but I am still having this issue.

Any help would be greatly Appreciated?
 

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Hi,
 I recently purchased dell xps 9560 two days back and found some weird behaviour with keyboard. At first the @ and # key was not working. Since my microsoft account password was having one of these characters, I had to reset the password before setup itself. But after the restart, it started working. The @ key problem surfaced once again, but immediately restarted and it started working.But now I'm having problems with ` and " characters. As Im typing this, on the first press both characters didnt appear,but on second press I got 2 of them, i went back and removed one of them. Is this a hardware or driver issue? Kindly refer me to the latest keyboard drivers

A:dell xps 9560 keyboard some keys need to be pressed twice

It's a keyboard problem - if still inside the first 30 days from the invoice date, ask Dell to exchange the system for a working one.

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What to do? Would I be able to pop off the key and put it back on? Will that do the trick. Now just so you know what Im refering to, I notice 2 of my # keys on my laptop have a louder click sound when softly pressed and it feels bit different feedback from the rest.

this is a common problem with keyboards I know. But I was wondring how to pop off the key and put back on.
 

A:Laptop keys - couple feel different from the rest when pressed

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I received my XPS 9560 last week, and it's a nice machine, however I'm having issues getting keys to register as being pressed.
At first, I thought that I was just getting used to the keyboard and missing some of the keys whilst typing - they work most of the time, however I've started noticing some patterns and narrowed down the cause.
Essentially, the problem occurs if I do not hit the keys exactly in the centre of key. Pressing either the edge or, more commonly, the corner will depress the key a significant amount, but apparently not enough to register as a key press. It is lost obvious when pressing either the right hand edge, or bottom right hard corner of a key. 
I've put a short video together demonstrating the issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQkfZvAsiAU
(Please ignore the meowing noises in the background. Tux is a very vocal cat.)
I'm certain it's not a software issue as this has been happening across multiple Linux installs and whilst using Windows. 
Is this normal behaviour and something others are able to replicate? It's killing the typing experience for me on what is otherwise a very nice to use keyboard, and may be enough for me to return the 9560.

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I have windows 7 and a dell inspiron 1545.

When using both my mouse and my touch pad the cursor does a left click without a button being pressed approximately every five seconds.

I have downloaded some drivers from dell but this did not solve the problem.

The computer originally ran window's vista.

Thanks guys!!!

A:Touchpad and mouse do left click without button being pressed

Do you want to use the mouse and the touch pad at the same time?
If not there is normally a hotkey (FN + the touchpad icon) to disable the touchpad when using the mouse.

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I have no idea how to fix this. Every time I press a button on the keyboard, my mouse freezes for a second or so. When I hold a button, the mouse won't move until a second after I let go. This is really annoying, because if I try to run any games like SRB2, I can't walk and look at the same time. I didn't put this in the Gaming forum, because it also affects outside of games too.

Is there any way I can fix this? I'll give information if asked.
 

A:Touchpad temporarily freezes when laptop keyboard pressed.

I really need help with this. Can someone help please?
 

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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Dear All
I request all the professionals over here to just let me know the problem and the solution for it.
Yesterday all of a sudden while browsing my laptop (Dell studio 1557 - win 10 - 64 bit - 4 GB Ram - 1 TB HDD - 512 Mb graphics) has stopped responding all of a sudden making a huge buzzing sound, with no option left I have performed force shutdown by pressing the POWER button for a long time.
Later I have tried to start but there is no Display, I can fell that the PC powered up as the cooling fan is rotating and they are no beeps sound immediately after power-on but after about 2-3 min time when ever a key is pressed on the keyboard i can hear a Beep sound (one beep for each key only while pressing) . This is the only thing i can feel and i am unable to know what is the problem.
- I have tried removing the RAM cleaning and putting it back but it didn't help me.
Hoping a solution for the problem kindly help me out.
Thanks in advance
Regards
Kartik
[email protected]

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From the last 2 days, I suddenly started noticing a very weird issue. When I pressed the delete key once, it automatically kept deleting for infinity until I pressed that key again or some another key on the keyboard. Also, sometimes, it automatically keeps pressing itself even if I didn't press the delete key even once. The laptop is G50-80 (not sure about how to see the model number). Any help is much appreciated.

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Hey Everyone

Started typing on my internal laptop keyboard today and reliased that mainly keys a b and n were not working.
So I decided to clean them by taking off the key and white holder, then used a cloth to clean all the dust etc.. both under the rubber button and around it. This still didn't work however, so I then decided to uninstall and reinstall the driver as well. However this didn't work either.

Its probably best to try and buy a new one off e-bay, but before I do this does anyone else have any suggestions?

Also interesting, a b and n seems to be a popular combination of keys for other toshiba laptops that don't seem to be working... (Using a USB keyboard atm to type which works fine)

Thanks

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I was typing a long Message when i suddenly pressed something that made my keyboard to stop working. I need help Cause I dont know what Key I pressed. I went to the control panel and the keyboard settings but i found nothing. Maybe I pressed a Shortcut that disables the keyboard? The only way i Could Type Again is to log out my Account Or Restart my laptop. I'm Using A windows 7. Also, Nothing is wrong with my keyboard, It works fine after restart.

A:Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working After I Pressed a Key(Laptop)

You may have pushed ctrl+alt+L accidently

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Hello,Having a problem with my laptop keyboard where the hotkey function buttons have suddenly stopped working as they used to. Pressing any of the hot keys results in an f1-12 rather than the previous function of changing volume, toggling keyboard lights and changing brightness etc. This happened around the time of me installing some new drivers for an audio interface so may be related to that. Ive tried going into the BIOS and toggling the hotkey option on and off, and installing hp quick launch software but nothing has worked so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance - C. Hounslow

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So for some reason they just stopped working all of a sudden. it is a huge problem as space isa function key. I know it registers a a key press on function and i have tried everything to fix it.

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Sorry if Im posting this in the wrong forum but I just got a brand new HP Notebook and I cannot use the touchpad when holding down keys. I am trying to play a game that requires the touchpad to look around but I cannot. Ive already tried turning off palmcheck and this only allowed me to look around for a short second before the cursor locked up and i wouldnt be able to look around again until I wasnt pressing any keys. Please help ive been looking everywhere for a solution and this is my last hope.

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I use mouse usually so didn't realize this problem until I take the laptop out for work today. I have uninstalled and installed the latest touchpad driver, but it did not work. I cannot even see the touchpad device in the "device manager" or a touchpad option in "setting" Below are two screenshots. Any idea what's going on and how I should solve this problem? Many thanks!!!!

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I inadvertantly switched on sticky keys. I have since switched it off but my backspace, arrow keys and Fn keys no longer work
 

A:backspace and arrow keys and Fn keys not working

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I have a Commodore Laptop (Argentina) and all the keys that have a FN function attached to them do not work as their normal function any more - this happened after lending the laptop to my kids....

I think it may be FN lock, but can-t find any way to unlock it.

Any ideas please.

Many thanks.

A:Keys that have FN functions on them not working as normal keys

Check the Manual on the model's Support Downloads webpage for key combo to unlock: http://www.ehow.com/how_4968993_unlo...ey-laptop.html

Try updating or reinstalling the hotkeys driver from the model's Support Downloads webpage. Driver Install - Device Manager

While there look also for any downloadable fixes for these key functions or related.

It may also be disabled in msconfig>Startup. You can google the listings there to see what they're for. Normally you only need your AV checked and the rest are freeloaders, but some models require hotkey software to be running at startup if it provides anciliiary functions like backlighting, function toggling, etc.

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I am running a P70 20ERCTO1WW (Win 7 Pro SP1) sometime in the past month or so I have had an issue with the function row. (I ran a mix of Windows and Lenovo updates about that time.) Symptoms:Mute key does not illuminate the in key LED; but the system tray volume mixer does show mute and unmute.Mic Key does not illuminate the in key LED.Fn+F1 will mute the speakers and illuminate the LED in the Mute key across the keyboard.Fn+F3 will increase volume and unmute a Fn+F1 Mute.Vol+ Key will increase volume but not unmute a Fn+F1 Mute.The in key LED were working on the Mute key and Mic key.Are the Fn+F1-F4 are operating on a lower system or hardware level?Are the Mute, Volume -/+, Mic keys on a higher OS level?Fn+F5&F6 (display brightness) are working as expected.Fn+F7 (Projector) no responseWinKey+X functions as expected.Fn+F8 (Radio) no responseThe Bluetooth radio with the Fn Key during the period of updates.This is a problem because I haven't been able to re-enable the Bluetooth radio.Fn+F9 (Config) no responseFn+F10 (Search) no responseFn+F11 (Task Switcher) no responseFn+F12 (Task Switcher) no responseThe missing LED makes it more difficult to maintain proper sound discipline.Lenovo Update and Windows Update are current. Any ideas?













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A:Fn Keys and Audio Keys not working after updates.

You probably updated the power management driver.  Its affecting a lot of people.  Its affecting OSD and Fn keys.  See below post.  The solution is to ROLL back the power management driver. 
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Latest-Power-Management-Driver-Conflicts...

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Both of my shift keys have stopped working and i cant use upper and lower case with shift or use special characters with shift.  Have read other suggestions by checking on active sticky keys, which are off. Need help and instruction on how to fix problem or any other suggestion. Please and thank you, Edgar.

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Good day sir! I am using Envy Msix touchsmart. As you can see I can't type the number six or any number because my  keyboard is not working properly. Function keys are not working also. Can you tell me how to fix this problem? I will thank you in advance. 

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I'm currently very old school and still using a decade old ThinkPad T400 but am considering upgrading to a second hand Yoga 710. A couple of questions: 1. Can I still use legacy shortcuts with the F keys like Alt+F4, F5 for refresh, etc without pressing the "Fn" button? I know it's just one button - but my brain isn't used to that. Since Windows 98, I've been using these shortcuts. 2. Can I use one finger to scoll pages using the touchpad like my T400? There's a dedicated scrolling section on the right and bottom of the touchpad for horizontal and vertical scrolling. I don't like to use two fingers to scroll as I have arthritis and it's very hard to do so. Thanks in advance!

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Until recently the touchpad used to work with the HP / Synaptic driver. 2 or 3 finger function worked and turn on / off with the orange light worked.  For whatever reason these functions don't work anymore and I don't find a driver on the HP Support site to download and install.

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Hello ppl

i just had my system reinstaled with win 7 64bit professional, and can?t find a way to disable the touchpad. i prefer to use a dedicated, and very handy usb mouse. i used to have windows home edition, on this hardware, and everything worked. just pressed Fn + F9, et voila: touchpad disabled, and just use the mouse

i noticed on device manager an unknown usb device, that keeps popping up. unpluged all devices (including the mouse), rebooted, and there it is again. weird, because all usb devices (pendrives, mouse, usb harddrives, usb wi-fi modem), seem to work ok. because of that, already updated the touchpad and usb drivers, to no avail

also,

the computer is an asus n71 JQ

tahks for any help

A:hows do i disable touchpad with function keys?

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support-

Looks like its the Function key + F9 or F3 that you want to disable the touchpad.

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I have recently purchased an X1 Yoga laptop and I have noticed that the touchpad keys get blocked sometimes and stay blocked, no matter whether I close or open the laptop or whether I turn the screen 360 degrees. Usually it happens when I close the laptop, carry it somewhere and open it again to continue working. When it happens, I cannot click them, but the tapping and scrolling etc. works fine, so it is detecting the fingers. However, the keys are not travelling down at all, as if something was blocking the touchpad under it. Sometimes they stay blocked for hours, sometimes they start working again after a short time. What can be causing this problem? Is there an issue with the touchpad mechanism and I have to take the laptop to the service? Thanks for your help! Best,Agata

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I had to reinstall a new hard drive on inspiron 14r and reinstall operating systems and drivers. All seems fine but I can not shut off the touchpad with function keys. Does anyone know what driver I need to reinstall or program?

A:Lost use of function keys to shut off touchpad

It depends on the model of 14r that you have but it is either going to be Dell Quickset and the touch pad drivers themselves.  I also suggest checking the BIOS, just start the system tapping F12 an choose bios, looking under the advanced tab, function key behavior and toggle between multimedia key or function key. 
If you continue to have problems please reply with the version of 14r and I will be happy to look up the driver files. 

TB

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Hi there,

"My Computer" is opening up whenever keys are pressed on the infected computers keyboard. The system is windows vista with 4gb of ram. A FULL scan has been run by kapserky PURE virus scanner but nothing was found. It is now running the DDS tool as mentioned in a forum sticky here, but its taking ages so far.

Every few keys, "My Computer" opens, making it impossible to type anything and thus making the pc practically unusuable. Can anyone advise anything to try?

A:Problem - Computer opens "My computer" whenever keys are pressed.

Sorry, it was the GMER tool that was running. Its completed now and said it didnt find any modifications, and hasn't generated any txt files. Please advise.

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