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Acer 5620 touchpad

I am having a nightmare trying to type an essay and the touch pad is to sensitive and jumps the cursor around, can i disable the touch pad as i have a mouse plugged in?

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Function F7 to disable the touch pad and the same buttons to enable it. The function key is the button with Fn. on it.

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Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    Bill Rockenbach Jan 17, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your suggestion. Actually, Fn+F7 blackens the screen for me, but Fn+F9 does the trick of disabling the Smartpad. Thanks for the pointer, which pointed in approximately the right direction for me.

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Hi Charlie,
You can alter the touch sensitivity of the touchpad. Just go to Control Panel > Mouse > click the Device Settings tab > highlight the touchpad in the list and click Settings. At the bottom of the list on the left hand side, it will say Sensitivity. Click on that and a sub menu will drop down. Click Touch Sensitivity, and you can drag the slidebar to the right for 'Heavy Touch', meaning it will be less affected by you leaning your wrists in order to type comfortably.

I am using Vista, so your set up might be different,but there will be a similar way of doing this in XP, if you just apply similar logic to it.

Hope this helps:)

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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