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My Acer laptop when typing, my cursor moves anywhere on the page where the typing then starts, as well as dragging and dropping problems. Is there a sensitivity setting to fix this? I can't find anything in the device manager.

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  • Bridget Richards Nov 17, 2009

    When I go to control panel, there is no selection for cursor. I am on Windows Vista.

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Try (Fn + F7). This turns the internal touchpad off. I have had the same problem for quite a while and just figured this out. I have an external mouse so I really don't use the touchpad that much anyway. Well I typed this whole paragraph without it happening so it must be working.

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Click on start, control panel and select cursor and alter your settings in there...

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