Using the TouchPad
Turning the TouchPad on and offHow to Unlock the touchpad? How to turn on the mouse?
The TouchPad is turned on at the factory. When the TouchPad is active, the light is off.
To turn the TouchPad on or off, quickly double-tap the TouchPad off indicator.
NavigatingTo move the pointer, touch and slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want the pointer to go. Use the left and right TouchPad controls like the corresponding controls on an external mouse. The scroll zone is the area above the TouchPad controls. To scroll up and down using the TouchPad, touch and slide one or two fingers up or down over the scroll zone.
NOTE: If you are using the TouchPad to move the pointer, you must lift your finger off the TouchPad
before starting to scroll.
Use the left and right TouchPad controls like the corresponding controls on an external mouse.
Using TouchPad gestures
The TouchPad supports a variety of TouchPad gestures. To activate the TouchPad gestures, place two
or three fingers on the TouchPad at the same time as described in the following sections.
NOTE: You can scroll and pinch anywhere on the TouchPad surface, including the control area.
However, the rotate gesture can be done only on the TouchPad.
The TouchPad gestures described in this section are enabled at the factory. To disable or reenable
1. Double-click the Synaptics icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then
click the Device Settings tab.
2. Select the device, and then click Settings.
3. Select the gesture that you want to disable or reenable.
4. Click Apply, and then click OK.
NOTE: Your computer also supports additional TouchPad features that are disabled at the factory. To view and enable these features, click the Synaptics icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click the Device Settings tab. Select the device, and then click Settings.
Scrolling is useful for moving up or down on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad and drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion.
NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos.
● Zoom in by placing two fingers together on the TouchPad, and then moving them apart to gradually
increase the object’s size.
● Zoom out by placing two fingers apart on the TouchPad, and then moving them together to
gradually decrease the object’s size.
Rotating allows you to rotate items such as photos and pages. To rotate these items, anchor your left
forefinger on the TouchPad. Move the right forefinger around the anchored finger in a sweeping motion, moving from twelve o’clock to three o’clock. To reverse the rotation, move your right forefinger from three o’clock to twelve o’clock.
NOTE: Rotating must be done on the TouchPad itself, not on the control area.
Three-finger flicking allows you to enhance navigation and application control for rapidly paging through documents, photos, presentations, and other files.
Place three fingers slightly separated on the TouchPad. Flick your three fingers across the TouchPad
in a linear, continuous motion (right for next, left for previous, up to start or play a presentation, or down to stop or end a presentation).
Connecting an external mouse
You can connect an external USB mouse to the computer using one of the USB ports on the computer.
A USB mouse can also be connected to the system using the ports on an optional docking device or