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How do I set the sensitivity for the touch-pad to a lower setting?

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If there's a touchpad icon in the notification (tray) area on the lower right, it might have an option to lower the sensitivity. The Control Panel should supply an applet to the touchpad. The best answer is to get a mouse and disable the faulty touchpad.. the can be replaced too. Once a touchpad gets sensitive like that, the mere tapping on the keys of the keyboard can cause the pointer to move on you.

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You cannot.
'jumping print size' does that mean your page is zooming in and out? you are doing the 'pinch-zoom' feature of most new touchpads using 2 fingers.
i recommend diasble the touchpad and use a regular mouse.

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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.
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