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I have an acer 5515 running on Windows xp with touchpad issues

I have an acer aspire 5515 running on Windows xp. The touchpad is so sensitive, it's driving me nuts. I can't type a single sentence without my cursor jumping all over the place. Is there a way to disable it or change the sensitivity. I had a Toshiba awhile back that had a setting to do just this.

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  • ohilysm Oct 08, 2009

    Sorry Willr001 but that isn't an option when I go into my control panel and click on Mouse. Obvious I did look prior to posting here. And no I wasn't using any custom software on the Toshiba. It was something that came on that computer. I didn't have to go into the control panel to adjust it either. I'd just double click down in the right hand corner of the screen where it hand the little icon for the touchpad. So thanks for your oh so helpful information and comments.

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It's not manufacturer specific, it's just a mouse setting in control panel.

seriously, control panel > mouse > pointer options > sensitivity slider

how long did you look for it? you didn't actually, did you...

or with your old toshiba one, were you using some custom software that you thought was the right way of doing it? whatever, next question.

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