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5 ways to troubleshoot if your laptop touchpad is not working

You may need to try several troubleshooting methods to fix the touchpad on your MacBook or Windows laptop.Africa Studio/Shutterstock If you find the touchpad on your Mac or Windows laptop isn't working, there are a few ways you can fix it.  It's possible the touchpad has been disabled using a Function key combination on the keyboard, or it's turned off in your computer's settings or preferences. You can also check to see if an external input device has disabled the touchpad or...
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8 ways to troubleshoot if your iPad touchscreen is not working

There are several troubleshooting methods you can try when your iPad touchscreen won't work.Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images If your iPad touchscreen isn't working, the solution might be a simple one.   Make sure there's nothing preventing the touchscreen from reading your fingertips, like gloves or moisture. Restart the iPad to see if that solves the problem; it could also be attached accessories, extreme temperature, or a misbehaving app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
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How to draw on an iPad using the Procreate digital illustration app

Procreate is a versatile illustration app you can use to draw on an iPad.Apple You can draw on an iPad with an Apple Pencil on the Procreate app, which you can use to sketch, paint, and illustrate. To draw with Procreate, select a brush and color from the toolbar at the top of the screen. To make a structured shape, you can customize and resize, draw a circle, square, or curve and hold the Pencil down at the end for a few seconds.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
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How to clean your MacBook screen without damaging it

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You should clean your MacBook screen with the recommended materials, like a clean, lint-free cloth with water. The screens can also be wiped with certain cleaners intended for use on computer monitors. Be sure to keep water and other cleaners out of the ports on the monitor. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Despite your best efforts, given that your MacBook is often moving around with you, it's bound to get dirty for any number o...
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How to use AirPlay on an iPad to stream content or mirror your screen on a TV

Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images You can use AirPlay on an iPad to mirror or stream content to a larger display, like your TV.  You can generally find the AirPlay command in the Share button menu in iPad apps.  You can mirror your iPad's entire display using the Screen Mirror button in the iPad's Control Center.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to AirPlay, you can easily stream content from your iPad to a nearby television, streaming media player or Ma...
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How to connect your MacBook or Windows laptop to a TV in 2 different ways

There are multiple ways you can connect a Windows laptop or MacBook to your TV.Maksym Povozniuk/Shutterstock You can connect your laptop to a TV using either a wired (with an HDMI cable) or wireless connection. You can use an inexpensive Chromecast device to "cast" your Windows laptop to a TV. If you have an Apple TV, it's easy to use AirPlay to send your MacBook's display to your TV. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Need a bigger display for your laptop? Y...
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Laptop keyboard not working? 6 ways to fix it

A simple restart may be enough to fix a laptop keyboard that isn't working.ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images If your laptop keyboard is not working properly, there are several things you can check to troubleshoot. See if restarting your laptop solves the problem, and thoroughly clean the keyboard.  You can also check to see if your keyboard driver and layout settings need to be changed.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many computer problems are tricky to diagnos...
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How to connect your laptop to a monitor so you can work from a larger screen

You can connect a PC laptop or MacBook to an external monitor with whichever form of connection your laptop requires. Tom Werner/Getty Images Connecting your laptop to a monitor is simply a matter of using the appropriate cable; most Windows laptops use HDMI or USB, and MacBooks will use USB or Thunderbolt. After connecting the monitor, choose to duplicate or extend the display in the Display Settings windows on Windows or System Preferences on a Mac. You might need to get an adapter to c...
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