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My touchpad reponds to nthe touch only intermittently..sometimes I have to "searc" for a spot to move cursor, other times I have to press hard

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What you may want to do is adjust the sensitivity. Go to Start, Control Panel, Mouse and you should have settings there that you can change.

If the above does not help, unistall and reinstall drivers via Device Manager. If you un-install it, it comes back every times MS scans for new hardware.

If everything else fails, I believe you have a defective touchpad. This is a known issue for Dell touchpads. You need to replace the Palm Rest assembly (which includes the touchpad). However before doing this, check if your computer is still under warranty. If it is, take in it for a service.

Here is the link for the step by step process on how to replace the Palm Rest assembly.

All the best!

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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    Jose Cada Oct 13, 2010

    Glad to have helped. Thank you for using Fixya!

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Typing on a laptop, cursor jumps to different places, you suddenly type in a...


This is a very common problem to people who purchase a new laptop, or change from a desktop computer to a laptop. When typing, the cursor suddenly moves all over the place (but usually up) and you find yourself typing elsewhere in the document.

The secret is... the touchpad.

When typing on a standard keyboard, people usually rest their palms on the front portion of the keyboard, or on a special palmrest. Typing on a laptop is a slightly different experience - you have to keep the hands more apart, to avoid placing them on the touchpad.
But even if the hands are apart, you have to move them slightly while typing to comfortably reach the upper rows of keys. Depending on typing habits, the movements will be larger or smaller, but there is always some movement.

Now consider this. If you look at your hand from the side, you will notice, that the base of your thumb protrudes down the lowest. When moving the hands while typing, you very gently touch/stroke the touchpad with the base of your thumb - even if you don't feel it :)
Unfortunately the touchpad feels it, and acts as if you deliberately moved the cursor and placed it somewhere above the spot in the document you were actually typing in.

There are two remedies.

First, and one that has to be excercised anyway, is to try and keep the palms well above the surface of the touchpad. It takes some practice to change one's typing habits, but eventually you'll do it. It's just a matter of finding a palm placement that will be equally comfortable, but will also lower the possibility of involuntarily touching the touchpad.

Second is to go to your system's controls, find settings for the pointing device, and search for options regarding touchpad sensitivity.

There are multiple flavors of these settings, so it's not possible to give one standard recipe, but if you have an original touchpad driver installed (as oposed to using a standard mouse driver, which is enough for the system to recognize the touchpad), there should be a special settings screen for it, and among other options, a sensitivity setting.
Sometimes there's also an option (checkbox) designed specifically to fix this issue - usually it's called something like "eliminate problems with light touch" or sth to that effect.

Please try it, I guarantee that in 99% of the "sudden cursor movement" cases this is the actual cause :)

Good luck, and please don't forget to come back and rate the tip if helped :)

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Well, technically it is not moving it backwards, it is moving the cursor to wherever the 'pointer' is.
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When you touch it, it will move the cursor to wherever the 'pointer' is....which is likely where you started typing.

You can also turn-off the touch-pad if you will be doing lots of typing. This is done by pressing [Fn] and [F3].

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Are you relatively new to this laptop?

I'm asking, because I suspect that you suffer from the same problem many laptop users have, namely too sensitive touchpad. I myself had this problem with one or two laptops...
When you keep your hands low and parallel to the keyboard, it sometimes happens that when moving the hand slightly to reach keys in the upper keyboard regions, the base of your thumb just barely touches the touchpad, resulting in moving the cursor :) The base of a thumb is protruding lower than the thumb itself, and is not very sensitive to touch, so one does not feel the base barely sliding up the touchpad.
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well it is no use if u reinstall the OS if the problem is with your touch pad so if it is within the warranty period try to get replaced or buy a new one

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I had this problem and it was solved by turning off the touchpad in the bios,

Pressing the f10 ? or f2 ? during startup will get you into the bios

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