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My touch pad is SUPER sensitive, when I type, my cursor ends up all over the place. I read up on hitting the f7 key, but I am totally computer illiterate. When you guys say hit the function key, do you mean... another key and the f7 or just the f7, when I hit the f7 i get a message talking about Caret Browsing??? If I am to hit another key, which one is it?

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Customizing the Touch PadYou can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust the touch pad settings.

  1. Click Start My touch pad is SUPER sensitive, when I type... - keyboar4.jpg , and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Hardware and Sound.

  3. Click Keyboard.

  4. In the Mouse Properties window:

    • Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad.

    • Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad settings.

  5. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.

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In dell laptops function key is the "Fn" key on the lower right corner of the keyboard beside control key. regarding the issue you are having try to change the mouse sensitivity settings from the control panel.

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You can set your touchpad sensitivity from the control panel. Start button > settings > control panel > Mouse > Look in the top tab for touchpad device. It should be the last tab on the right, click on it and highlight the touchpad listed. Look to the lower right and click on the settings button. When the window comes up, look in the cloumn listed and you will see a sensitivity title. Click on that and change the sensitivity of not only the pad, but the palmrest and buttons. Click apply when done and OK.

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