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Touch pad is very sensitive,can't drg cursuer to another point I want to go to.How do I remedy this?

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Try going to Start > Control Panel > Mouse

You should be able to find the options to change the sensitivity of the touch pad there. If you can't find the Mouse option in Control Panel, click on the Classic View option on the left (for Windows 7 change the View option in the top right to Small Icons).

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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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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You've got it, your touching the touch pad, annoying isn't it.

You can try a couple of things,

1) Go to Start - Control panel - Mouse/Touch panel - and see if you can reduce the sensitivity or,

2) Disable your touch pad (Same route) and use an ordinary mouse instead. That's what the wife does.

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Try goign into the touch pad settings and tunring the sensitivity way up. either by its software or goto the control panel and mouse settings. hope this helps in some way.

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Customizing the Touch PadYou can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust the touch pad settings.
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  2. Click Hardware and Sound.

  3. Click Keyboard.

  4. In the Mouse Properties window:

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