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My cursor jumps lines automatically when typing. How do I adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad?

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SOURCE: I am using T400 with XP Pro. while typing Touch

Hi,

Try this first

To do this, open Mouse Properties within the Control Panel, where on the Ultra Nav-Tab you find a button for touchpad settings. Click on this button and another window will open which has a tab for adjusting the sensitivity of the touchpad. Moving the slider to the left (towards "higher" ) greatly improved my experience with the touchpad.

For me, setting it to the second highest "line" (i.e. second line from the left) works best, but you may be able to set it even higher as I have not yet encountered any negative effects when doing so.

I would be glad if some of you could try to verify my findings, I am very much looking forward to your experiences.

Step 2
Click on the link below and follow the instructions
Touchpad Sensitivity

Also try this step below if above steps does not solve

  • Right-click on 'My Computer' and then select 'Properties' in the context menu. This opens 'System Properties' dialog box.
  • Click on the 'Hardware' tab and then on the 'Device Manager'. Here you will ?nd an entry titled 'Mice and other pointing devices' in the 'Device Manager' window. When you double-click on this entry, it shows the touchpad as a PS/2 Compatible mouse.
  • Right-click on this entry to go to the properties of the touchpad, select 'Advanced Settings', and then click on 'Sample Rate'. You can reduce the degree of sensitivity here.
  • Follow this tip and you can solve the 'jumping cursor' problem easily.
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The cursor jumps from line or field on its own...I could typing away and before I know it, the cursor has moved to another field or to the middle of another word! real pain in the ****


You will probably want to adjust the pressure sensitivity on your laptop's touch pad to alleviate this problem. If you have Windows, enter the control panel from the start menu.

1. START > Control Panel
2. Find Mouse or Pointing Devices.
3. Enter the Pointing Devices Control Panel.
Things can vary a bit in this section. So you should look for anything that deals with Pressure settings or Pointing Settings. One setting should be labeled "Touch Sensitivity." This setting controls how much pressure is required on the touch pad.
-If you move the setting lower (or move the slider to the left) this decreases the sensitivity. It is harder to accidently move the cursor if you brush the touchpad while typing.
-If you move the setting higher (or move the slider to the right) this increases the sensitivity. It is easier to accidently move the cursor if you brush the touchpad while typing.
(Note that in some configurations, these are opposite - left to increase senstivity and right to decrease sensitivity).

Depending on your laptop there may also be a setting labeled Touchpad Pressure. It's a setting that resgisters if you are accidently leaning on the touch pad. It's designed to reduce the chance of accidental clicks or motions. This setting is generally controlled the same way the Touchpad Sensitivity setting is controlled, through left-right sliders. I've found that keeping the touchpad sensitivity low makes it easier to avoid accidental cursor motions. I also keep the Pressure setting relatively high as well. One thing you'll note that if you adjust these settings to far into one extreme or the other, you will have difficulty using your touchpad. Fine tune these two setting until you achieve the results you want.

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The cursor jumps around when I'm typing -- for example when I'm typing, it will just click itself up a few lines and start typing in the middle of another word


The touch pad can cause this problem. Go to control panel to make it less sensitive. I often drag a finger by accident over the pad and away goes the cursor. It is a major grump of mine also.

This web site shows the details, if you need them, to adjust the touch pad. http://www.ehow.com/how_2292964_adjust-vista-laptop-touchpad-settings.html

I do this for fun, so 4 thumbs if it answers your question.

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It is easy to brush the touch pad while typing. The sensitive of the pad can be adjusted in the control panel.


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My cursor keeps jumping when I type on my notebook. I don't even have to touch the touch pad for this to happen...how can this be fixed?


Check the Mouse sensitivity

Click START - Click Control panel - Open MOUSE
Check the Sensitivity and adjust accordingly.

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When I am typing he cursor jumps around


It is a fault with Lenovo laptops. My cursor jumps all the time, no matter what software I am using. It is NOT the 'sensitivity' of the touchpad, for my cursor jumps even when I am not typing, even if I don't touch the laptop! I can set the cursor to a certain point on a document and then, after about 30 seconds, it will just jump to another point, even if I am in another room.

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I have seen this before.

Either you are touching the touchpad with your palms as you type, or the touchpad is set to be very sensitive. Either way, you should reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad. Go into the control panel, and go into the mouse properties. On the hardware tab, you should be able to find advanced properties and the sensitivity adjustment. Move the slider to the left to reduce sensitivity. If you stroke the pad very very gently with your finger, the cursor should not move at all. adjust sensitivity until this happens.

Reduce the sensitivity until the cursor stops jumping. This will fix it. :)

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Set the sensitivity for the touch-pad to a lower setting.

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Every time I type my cursor goes automatically to somewhere else. How do I turn off the touch pad on my laptop so it is not so sensitive?


Hi, You can adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad by going to Control Panel > Mouse > Device Settings > Settings > Touch Sensitivity.

Hope this helps

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Try control panel and double click the mouse icon then settings you can adjust sensitivity there

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