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Fn + F8 Keys Do Not Toggle Touchpad (Rii Mini Keyboard)?


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:25 AM

Hi,

I have a Rii mini keyboard/touchpad on a Windows 7 PC, as below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rii-Wireless-Black-UK-Raspberry/dp/B016A6NSL0/

It should be possible to press Fn + F8 to enable/disable the touchpad.  However, when I press this key combination the touchpad always stays enabled regardless.  Can anyone shed any light on why this doesn't work?  The Fn and F8 keys physically work okay and the device works well otherwise.

Thanks.



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:27 PM

It probably only works if you have a mouse connected.

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:38 AM

It probably only works if you have a mouse connected.

 

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I also have a wired USB mouse connected to my Windows 7 PC at all times.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

The other possibility is that software is required to be installed for them to function properly.  I use Logitech G510 keyboards and the G-keys won't work if the software isn't installed.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

The other possibility is that software is required to be installed for them to function properly.  I use Logitech G510 keyboards and the G-keys won't work if the software isn't installed.

 

As far as I am aware there are no special drivers for the device, other than the ones Windows 7 installed on its own when the device's dongle was first inserted.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

I've done some more testing and I found that Fn + F8 toggles whether the touchpad can be used for mouse clicks or not.  The touchpad will always respond to movement regardless.  So the Fn + F8 combination works - although not in the way I originally thought.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:32 PM

That is a little odd. I have never used a keyboard of the type you have but I have used plenty of laptops with trackpads and there is almost always a key combination to disable the trackpad completely when a mouse is present. This is something I always do if I have to do any serious work on a laptop - plug in a mouse and turn the trackpad off.

 

I have never come across a combination that merely disables mouse clicks or pad clicks. Is there another combination to turn the trackpad off completely ?

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

That is a little odd. I have never used a keyboard of the type you have but I have used plenty of laptops with trackpads and there is almost always a key combination to disable the trackpad completely when a mouse is present. This is something I always do if I have to do any serious work on a laptop - plug in a mouse and turn the trackpad off.

 

I have never come across a combination that merely disables mouse clicks or pad clicks. Is there another combination to turn the trackpad off completely ?

 

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Fn + F8 is the only applicable combination I am aware of.  The third screenshot on the Amazon link I posted says that Fn + F8 if to "Turn off / on touchpad".






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