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How to disable keypad or at least decrease the sensitivity of it. While typing, it makes cursor jump if accidentally touched.

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You might be able to do this from your "settings" option. If this doesnt work and you get auto-downloads from asus they will update this sensitiviity problem with patch,enable downloads first then wait and see if the update is there,

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