How to Turn On the Pad on an HP Mini

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The Hewlett-Packard Mini netbook computer comes with a small touchpad, framed by the left and right click buttons on either side of the touchpad. The HP Minis have a touchpad toggle so you can switch it off and on, depending on if you are using an external input device, such as a mouse or trackpad. The HP Mini toggles the touchpad on automatically when you restart your computer, but if you need to turn it on at any other time, you'll need to use the toggle button.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Check the status light above the HP Mini's touchpad. A white light means that the touchpad is on, and an orange light means it is off.

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    Press the status light button to change it from orange to white to turn the touchpad on.

  3. 3

    Restart the computer to activate the touchpad if it does not wish to turn back on after you disconnect a mouse.

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