Laptops are used widely because it’s very portable and easy to adjust to using in any environment. It has such clear benefits of using a laptop such as the compact sizes that people can move around anywhere with the help of its built-in components like the Wireless Fidelity, Bluetooth system, built-in keyword and mouse touchpad which we are talking about in today’s article.
While we enjoy the mobility of a laptop and its built-in mouse touchpad that lets you do your computer anyhere without the help of a mouse, in fact, there are often complaints heard that a laptop touchpad doesn’t come in handy. Well, perhaps because it’s hard to control or often malfunctions or many possible issues that make your touchpad not working the best.
How To Fix The Touchpad Issues & Make It Work Best For You
In desktop PCs, there is a wired mouse giving you the maximum area or space to move the cursor. Contrary to that, the touchpad can be a little more tricky to control while moving the cursor. Moreover, the touchpad also can get turned off when your palm unconsciously touches on the switch mode on the touchpad. (First things first, you need to make sure if the touchpad is on above anything else to inspect.)
So, we are here today. Here is a little guide we wrote for you to fix the bad laptop touchpad and maximize your convenience using a touchpad as convenient as the mouse.
Fix #1 – Windows 10 Hardware Troubleshooter
If the touchpad stops working or fluctuating while using, then first check if there are any pressed keys on the keyboard. Sometimes, issues come with keys that were unconsciously pressed, and this often leaves confusion and frustration without knowing what’s going on. If it is the case, don’t worry, it can be easily solved by hitting the 4 buttons altogether ‘CTRL+fn+alt+del‘ in order to refresh the keys of the keyboard.
Still problem there? Then navigating to the windows troubleshooter to find all the hidden issues around your input devices would be what next to do before jumping to call on a technician.
How To Fix Touchpad Issues Using Windows 10 Hardware Troubleshooter
You may be able to detect some of the possible issues aligned with your hardware, especially your touchpad, using the easy-to-do troubleshooter function that everyone with Windows 10 can utilize.
- Click on the Start button on the lower left corner and navigate to Settings.
- In the Settings panel, find Update & Security.
- Go to the ‘Troubleshoot’ section
- In the Troubleshoot options, navigate to ‘Hardware and Devices’
- The Troubleshoot window will appear, then hit ‘Next’.
- It will then, automatically detect the hidden issues around the components and device; you will want to fix if touchpad related issues are discovered (or any other sorts) simply by clicking ‘the Fix button’ (Or else, check on Apply repairs automatically for automatic fixing)
P.S. You may want a shortcut to reach Windows 10 Troubleshoot. Simply type in Troubleshoot on the Windows search bar on the bottom left side. Then you are there just with a single typing.
Fix #2 – Mouse & Touchpad settings
Sometimes, wrong mouse settings can bring an issue affecting your touchpad performance. The most common issue brought by wrong mouse configurations is the erratic movement of the cursor pointer or the inappropriate speed of the mouse cursor.
If the cursor moves either too slow or fast, it’s quite easy to modify and customize it for you. If it’s the case that the touchpad is unresponsive because of an external mouse connected to the device, then you can enable the touchpad function there.
How To Change Mouse Settings
- Navigate to Settings
- Go to Devices
- Click on the Mouse button in the left panel
- In the Mouse settings, modify all the options according to your preference, such as cursor speed, double click speed, and a few more.
Then What Next, Touchpad Settings
How To Change Touchpad Settings
- Launch the Settings app
- Click on Devices
- Select Touchpad in the left panel
- In the dropdown menu, select the best sensitivity option for you
Fix #3 – Touchpad Drivers update
An outdated version of your touchpad software can also cause touchpad malfunction or affected performance of it. It should stay updated all the time and the best is to keep it updated even if your touhpad works fine for preventing from any future problems that may float.
How To Update Touchpad Driver
- Type in ‘Device Manager’ on the Windows search bar
- Find ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ and double-click it
- When your touchpad device appears in the list, then right-click on it
- Click on ‘Update Driver’ on the top
- Installation will be taken a few minutes. If you have trouble installing, then uninstall the existing driver software and re-install it. It would work out.
Even if you have a mouse connected to your laptop, the touchpad can come in handy on any occasion when you are out or on the move. Given that, fixing trouble and maintaining your touchpad the best possible all the time can give you an aid whenever the function is needed.
In this article, we looked at how to fix touchpad issues on Windows 10 on most generally occurring issues that often cause trouble on devices. That being said, you could still think up some other ways if the problem remains, like physically removing and re-connecting the touchpad or checking on the touchpad battery. Plus, checking on Windows BIOS settings could be a problem solver as well.
We hope your trouble on Touchpad may be blasted away now with the humble help of this article.
Best of luck to you!