How to Unlock Mouse on Laptop

Some laptops come with touchpads that are essentially mouse replacements that allow you to move the cursor around on the screen by swiping your finger across the surface. If your laptop’s cursor freezes, there are a few steps you can try to get it going again before taking it into a computer service technician.

How to Unfreeze a Laptop Mouse (Easy Steps)

  1. Locate the function key on the keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad.
  2. Press and hold the “Fn” key, usually found in the lower left area of the keyboard.
  3. Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys.

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Step 1fn

Press and hold down the “FN” key, which is located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard.



Step 2

Press the “F7,” “F8” or “F9” key at the top of your keyboard, let go of it and then press the “FN” button. This keyboard shortcut is typically used to disable/enable the touchpad on many types of laptops.


Step 3

To check if the trackpad is working, drag a finger across its surface. If the gesture does not work properly then Click the “Start” menu, tap “Control Panel”, and then scroll to the bottom of the page in the Control Panel. Click or tap on the “Mouse” icon. When a new window appears, on your screen, you should see a tab stating “Settings.”Click the “Enable” button. I have reviewed article about the best laptop for medical students in 2022.

Disable Touchpad Software

Step 1

Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously to launch the Windows Task Manager.


Step 2

Start by pressing the down arrow on your keyboard until you have highlighted the touchpad software. Note the name of the touchpad program, and then press the `E` key to end the process.




n button

Step 3

Hold the “Alt” key and press the “F” button to open the File menu. Press the “N” button.





Step 4

Type in the exact name of the touchpad program and press “Enter”.





Step 5

Test the touchpad and make sure the mouse cursor moves when you move your finger over it.

Restart the Laptop


Step 1

Press “Ctrl,” “Alt,” and “Delete” at the same time to bring up the Windows Task Manager window.





Step 2

Press hold down the ALT key on your keyboard, then tap the U key. Release the ALT key only after that.





Step 3

To test the touchpad on your laptop, press the “R” key to restart your laptop. If it’s working correctly, then the operating system should be automatically rebooted whilst the Num Lock and Scroll Lock lights are blinking.



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