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My touchpad is too sensitive

My cursor is jumping all over the place when I type. E.g. when I type "abcdefgh......" it would go like "abcfgdeh......" or worse, the cursor would jump a few lines below and it would read something like
"abcd

eijkgh...". Sent the notebook to Acer and was told there is nothing wrong except that the touchpad is way too sensitive. I can disable the touchpad by pressing the F7 key together with a "Fn" key at the bottom. But this is not permanent, I have to do this every time I turn on the notebook. Pls help.

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1. Go to the "Control Panel" and double click on the "Mouse" item.
2. Go through the tabs in the "Mouse Properties" window & find the tab where you can set up your touchpad. This differs from laptop to another since it is based on the touchpad's drivers.
3. On that tab, find the "Sensitivity" setting. Try changing this setting to lower the sensitivity of the touch pad to the degree you find acceptable.
4. Click "Apply" to apply the changes, then close the "Mouse Properties" window.

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