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4072 touchpad Hi, Please can you assist me. i need to change the sensitivity options for an acers touchpad. how do i do it ? is there a driver that needs to be installed that allows me to configure the touchpad? Thanks Tyren

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Follow this link and download your needed driver:
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html

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