A common issue with wireless keyboards is that the trackpad is not working or responding to touch input. However, this could be the result of a connectivity glitch and can be taken care of easily.
What to do if wireless keyboard trackpad isn’t working
1. Check batteries
- Low battery charge could lead to wireless keyboard issues.
- Try inserting the new batteries and see if the trackpad is responding to touch input.
2. Fn + F8 touchpad toggle
- Some keyboards require you to press the keyboard key combo of Fn + F8 to toggle between the touchpad and keyboard controls.
- If the aforementioned keyboard combination doesn’t work, you might want to check your manual and find the correct shortcut.
3. Re-sync keyboard and USB receiver
- Try re-establishing the wireless connectivity with the USB receiver.
- You can do so by switching off the keyboard and/ or the USB receiver if the USB receiver has a switch. Alternatively, disconnect the receiver and insert it to a different USB port.
- It might also take a few minutes for the connections to stabilize, or so be patient.
- After the connection is established, see if the trackpad is responding.
- You might also want to restart your computer as well to allow things to start afresh.
4. Update drivers
- Make sure you are running the latest Windows iteration as a driver mismatch can also lead to the keyboard issues.
- The same also applies to the keyboard drivers.
- Visit the keyboard manufacturer’s site and see if there is a new driver available for the particular model you are using.
- Download and install the driver and check if the problem is still there.
Alternatively, you can use third-party tools such as TweakBit Driver Updater to automatically update all your drivers with just a few clicks.
5. Signal interference
- If the trackpad is working erratically, the cause might interference from another wireless device in the vicinity.
- To minimize the interference, change the location and see if the device is working properly.
- You can also disable other wireless devices and check if that helps.
6. Check with another PC
- Lastly, check the keyboard by connecting to another PC.
- If it is still malfunctioning, the keyboard itself might be at fault.
- Get in touch with the manufacturer to remedy the issue.
There you go, these are a couple of solutions that you can try if your wireless keyboard trackpad isn’t working. Feel free to let us know in the comments section if our solutions worked for you.
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