I have a Gateway computer. The speed strip on the side of the touch mouse pad is too sensitive. Even if you accidentally rest any part of your hand, clothing etc. the cursor moves really fast. This is very annoying when you are typing. Can it be slowed down?
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control panel----Mouse----Should bring you to a screen with several tabs at the top-----pointer options tab---Select a pointer speed this should slow down the mouse movement----then go to the first tab (touchpad) and you can change the touchpad sensitivity. Hope this helps
those mouse options, speed, buttons, tapping to click - should still apply to the touch pad - see if
Have a look at a TAB called Pointer Options - that will enable you to slow and speed up the touch pad response
When I have seen this happen, the touch pad was set overly sensitive. When you are typing, your palm may be moving the cursor. If this happens at other times, then this can be corrected in the control panel. Go there and click on touch pad. It will have settings to set the sensitivity for the mouse pad, speed, double click/single, etc. You can change the settings to be more suited to your hands.
FYI: Older laptops were more susceptible to touchpad errors and I have even seen the area on either side of the touchpad to cause the mouse cursor to move and jump.
If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:
Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.
Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
Click Printers and Other Hardware.
When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab. (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Pointer Speed
Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.
Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.
If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.