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Sensitive touch pad

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. Thank you

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

    Same problem. Curser jumps back to origin repeatedly while typing. Downloaded new driver, but still have no touchpad tabs anywhere, only mouse options. I have no option thru control panel to switch off doubletap, and Dell's mouse driver only references PS2 port, but not "touchpad."



    This problem is slowly, surely, driving me mad.

  • auntemmy Aug 26, 2008

    I have a Dell Laptop XPS M140. Does anyone know how to disable the touch pad ?? Curser is jumping all over the place and I use a mouse. I am not very PC literate so please make it easy :-) I did already check the mouse area under control panel and there ws no option to adjust the touchpad.



    Thanks in advance !!!!

  • newfiern Feb 10, 2009

    dell inspron 1505 the mouse pad is too sensitive

  • athul007 May 02, 2009

    when i go near something it automatically clicks.how to stop this problem?

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Hi, 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.

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My mouse section in controlpad has no touch item. I went to pointer on the mouse page and reduced the number lines to 1. This solved my problem.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • carrt7 Jan 14, 2011

    "reduced the number lines to 1" - what do you mean?
    I too am desperate to solve the problem!
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Demmy,

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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I have the same problem the mouse clicks everything i move over!

dell xps 1710

what should i do

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Posted on Oct 11, 2008

Go to the Dell website and download the touchpad drivers for your particular laptop.
Then when you go to Mouse settings in control panel, you can tweak the touchpad settings.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • carrt7 Jan 20, 2011

    For 64bit Windows7 the Dell website provides drivers that do not work. The 64bit driver ignores the touchpad, and the 32bit driver will not install.

    The solution is to download the Synaptics touch-pad driver from their site. For my Dell Inspiron640m, running Win7 64bit, the driver is athttp://drivers.synaptics.com/Synaptics_v...

    Once you install the Synaptics driver, "touchpad" appears in DeviceManager instead of "mouse", and you can adjust its properties. In particular, you can turn off "Tap function", so that touching the touchpad does NOT perform a left-click and screw up your typing.

    carrt7, www.godornot.org

  • MGDarth Apr 19, 2011

    Ok radical solutions but it works.
    1, you tried all the other software hints and suggestions they dont work for you read on.
    2, Have a special table with monitor keyboard mouse and use netbook connectors so you have a real keyboard and monitor these can be bought fairly cheaply and look cool.
    3 Ok OK you want the REAL solution read on i will tell you, get a playing card the joker is a good one or any peice of card will do cut it to cover the square of the touchpad but leave a small empty square at the front so it looks like someone took a litlle bite out of the card.
    stick this on top of your touchpad and it wont work aaah no one more step take a standard duster the yellow ones and cut out the same shape of the card with the gap then place the cloth and the card and stick them down with clear sellotape, you have now insulated the sensor and have a small gap in the middle so the touchpad is TINY but still works and this solutions was typed without the cursor flying all over the place like it did before IT WORKS .. tell the others who are going potty.

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