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My cursor is too sensitve, when I hover over a URL

My cursor is too sensitive, when I hover over a URL it opens it without me clicking the mouse. How can I make it less sensitive?

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Try going to device manager and right click on pointing devices and adjust the sensitivity.

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Gateway the touch pad not function why?


Adjusting the touchpad sensitivity on a Gateway laptop lets you fix and prevent annoying touchpad problems.
Often the touchpad is accidentally brushed while typing, which causes the cursor to move out of place.
Or you may find yourself having to tap too hard or too often on the touchpad to open windows and programs.
These problems can be fixed by simply adjusting the touchpad's sensitivity settings.
Click the "Start" button and double-click "Control Panel."
Double-click "Hardware & Sound" and choose "Mouse" to open the mouse properties box.

Choose the "Device Settings" tab. Highlight "Synaptic Touchpad" in the Devices box by clicking on it. Click the "Settings" button underneath the Devices box.
Choose "Sensitivity" in the properties settings box.
Click "PalmCheck" to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad to accidental brushes against the pad while typing, which causes the cursor to move.
Click and hold the pointer to adjust the setting on the sensitivity scale.

Click "Touch Sensitivity" to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad to tapping.
Click and hold the pointer to adjust the setting on the sensitivity scale.
A higher rating on the scale means less tapping pressure will be needed.

Click "OK" to save your touchpad settings.

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Cursor jumps into a previously-typed word or line and emails won't open


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Acer laptop computers come with built-in touchpads to control cursor movement onscreen. Depending on the sensitivity and settings of the touchpad, it may register undesired motions as mouse controls, causing the cursor to jump erratically. The software drivers that Acer includes with its systems have sensitivity options that help alleviate this problem and ensure that only deliberate touchpad motions and taps cause the cursor to move.

Click on the Start menu and open the Control Panel. Choose an "Icon View" option from the "View by" dropdown menu, then click the "Mouse" icon. Navigate to the "Device Settings" tab and click on the Synaptics device in the list. If you have installed and use custom software other than a Synaptics application for controlling the touchpad, select it instead. Click the "Settings" button. Click the "+" symbol to expand the "Pointing" section in the left frame, and then the "Sensitivity" section. Click on "PalmCheck." If you have replaced the Synaptics drivers, the menu may use a different set of options. Click and drag the bar to the right, closer to the "Maximum" setting. An increased PalmCheck setting will help decrease cursor jumping due to accidental palm activations, a common occurrence when typing. Click on "Touch Sensitivity." Click and drag the bar to the right, closer to the "Heavy Touch" end. This will ensure light brushes by fingers or accidental activations by other objects will not cause the cursor to jump. Click "Apply" to test the settings, and "OK" when satisfied to save the changes and close the window.

Try right clicking on email select open

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My cursor is too sensitive and flickers all over the screen. How can I fix this?


If your mouse cursor is too sensitive, you can adjust it in control panel.
1. Click Start 2. Click Control Panel 3. Open Mouse 4. Adjust the sensitivity and click OK

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Hey. I have an Acer One 532h which is driving me nuts as the cursor keeps on jumping while I'm typing. Sometimes my palms are just hovering above the touchpad and not even touching it with the cursor...


There's no real way to change the sensitivity of your mouse, aside from changing the speed. A possible solution would be to use a USB mouse and disable your touchpad. Hope this helps!

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I have a TOSHIBA NB100.The mouse pad is too sensitive .I can even move the cursor hovering my finger above it without touching the pad .I thinlk it causes words and letters to come out as a jumble. Is...


control panel----Mouse----Should bring you to a screen with several tabs at the top-----pointer options tab---Select a pointer speed this should slow down the mouse movement----then go to the first tab (touchpad) and you can change the touchpad sensitivity. Hope this helps

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I have a Dell laptop computer with Windows Vista Basic. The mouse on the screen has become very sensitive and sometimes it clicks on an item when it scrolls across the screen. How can I make it less...


  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
  2. Alternately, click Start and type Mouse in the Search field, and select Mouse when it becomes available in the program list. The Mouse Properties settings window will open.
  3. Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings . In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Sensitivity topic.
  4. Select the PalmCheck option to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad to avoid erratic cursor movement caused by accidental touching of the pad during normal typing.
  5. Select the Touch Sensitivity option to adjust how much finger pressure is required to move the mouse on the screen and how responsive the touchpad is to taps.

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My Hp dv5 suddenly started giving problem when typing the cursor is jumping. what will be the reason? I cannot type continuously. I hav to search for the cursor where it goes. suddenly it disappears and...


This issue could be due to corrupt Touchpad drivers or corrupt Touchpad sensitivity settings or corrupt BIOS settings. To isolate this issue, please perform the steps provided below: 1. Uninstall and reinstall touchpad driver on the notebook. 2. Decrease the Touch Sensitivity of the Touchpad. If you are using Windows Vista on your notebook then you can follow the steps listed below for decreasing the touch sensitivity of the touchpad: a. Click Start and type ?Mouse? without quotes in Search field. b. Click on Mouse from the results list. c. This will open d. Click on Tapping tab in the Mouse Properties window. e. Click the Touch Sensitivity Button to launch Touchpad settings. f. Move the slider to the desired setting (in between Light touch to Hard touch) This will adjust the Touch sensitivity of the touch pad. Now check for the issue. 3. If the issue persists, then update BIOS on your notebook. To update BIOS, go to the HP drivers download page for your notebook model and then download and install the latest available BIOS update.

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Add Toshiba Netbook for major cursor jumping making very difficult to use word processor. Oddly seems okay with Free Cell. Goes bonkers if word processing. I will try some of the solutions listed above...


It may sound kind of ridiculous but if you place a post it note over the mouse pad the cursor no longer jumps around. it may not always be convenient but for lengthy typing it really helps and easy to remove, etc.

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Here a suggestion, it may or may not be the problem! Sometimes the sensitivity of the touchpad might be too low and your hands inadvertently move the cursor. Also the touchpad has a builtin feature that prevents accidental contact(palm check) You can lower the sensitivity by going into control panel and open Mouse! Go to Device Settings and with the touchpad selected click on settings. There you'll see sensitivity and you can adjust the settings. You can also modify the palm check features right there! if you have any complications or if that's not it, kindly let me know! regards, babb

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