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My cursor jumps around as I type. I would like to adjust the sensitivity to see if that helps bet cant figure out how. Can you help?

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Control panel, mouse, touchpad tab, you can adjust sensitivity there.
The is also an option to disable the touchpad while you type. It may be called ENABLE PALMCHECK or it may say Disable when typing

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