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Hi there. My cursor jumps around while I'm typing. I tried uninstalling the driver, then restarting the pc to correct this, but it didn't seem to do the trick. Now I'm trying to adjust the touchpad sensitivity, but when I click on mouse properties, there's no option to adjust this. Can you tell me how to change this? Is it maybe under hardware properties/sample rate? Shot in the dark. Thanks for your help, it's appreciated. - Jen

this happens w/my laptop. The built in mouse pad itself. Any suggestions?

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