The pad on my Dell Inspiron 1100 is too sensitive. Sometimes i touch it with the pad of my palm and the curser jumps around. How do i change the sensitivity. This just started recently...and i have had this computer for a couple of years.
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Re: sensitive touch pad
click on start and control panel. go to mouse properties. Try to look for a tab that says either touch or touchpad. you can change the sensitivity settings there. however if this doesnt work, this could only mean that this is a physical problem with the toucpad. try to apply pressure on the outer side of the touchpad. if it moves, you're gonna need a replacement palmrest.
as was pointed out, we have lost the touchpad tab in the Control Panel "mouse" section. First question is how do we get the touchpad back so that we can go in and adjust the sensitivity? (it is taking me ages to type this because the cursor is jumping all over). AND, I don't even have to touch the touch pad to make it move. Just coming close seems to trigger the problem (particularly with my right thumb.
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This happens because you are landing some part your hand (palm) in the touch-pad when you typing. which activates the touch-pad and makes sudden movements in the pointer.
This problems for lot of laptop users, unless you can get use to prevent the hand from touching the touch-pad, the only option is getting a USB keyboard where you can plug in without any drivers and type without any trouble.
This problem can be very frustrating! It is typically from you hand moving over the touch pad to type on the keys. It would be lovely if they weren't designed so. To reduce the problem change the sensitivity of the touch pad to a lower level so it is not as sensitive.
this is a common problem with 1500 series laptops, as it ages the tap sensor in the touchpad gets more sensitive and can read a tap, or read a release at random times. the best way to stop this is to disable the tap to click option on the dell touchpad tab of the mouse control pannel aplet.
I have had the same problem. This may sound strange, but try the following: Switch off the notebook. Remove the battery and keep the on off switch pressed for >5 seconds. Replace the battery and start the computer again.
I don't know if you mean that your cursor suddenly moves as you are typing? If so, it is likely your touch pad is too sensitive. I have a mouse w/mouse pad but never disabled the touch pad. So i disabled the touch pad and it solved it for me. If you want to be sure it is the touch pad being over sensitive, then type a paragraph but keep your fingers and palms far away from the touch pad. If the problem improves, like it did for me, then the touchpad is too sensitive. You can go into the settings for the touchpad to change the sensitivity setting to make it less senstive and see if that works and it does not then press Fn +F7 keys to disable the touchpad.
My experience: cursor suddenly moving backward when i was typing, or moving somewhere else on the page. I would be typing and text suddenly would get highlighted. I followed someone's advice to disable the touch pad. Since I do have a mouse & key pad that was all i had to do.
HOW TO DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD FOR ACER 3680 AND OTHERS??? PRESS Fn +F7
Yep, it was that simple. At first I made sure i typed without my fingers or palms touching or near the touchpad. I noticed it seemed to stop or happen less. Soon as I disabled the touch pad all is back to normal. Yet I spent hrs trying to find out how and there were all these posts by people suggesting downloads and other more complicated things etc..