The pad on my Dell Inspiron 1100 is too sensitive. Sometimes i touch it with the pad of my palm and the curser jumps around. How do i change the sensitivity. This just started recently...and i have had this computer for a couple of years.
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Re: sensitive touch pad
click on start and control panel. go to mouse properties. Try to look for a tab that says either touch or touchpad. you can change the sensitivity settings there. however if this doesnt work, this could only mean that this is a physical problem with the toucpad. try to apply pressure on the outer side of the touchpad. if it moves, you're gonna need a replacement palmrest.
as was pointed out, we have lost the touchpad tab in the Control Panel "mouse" section. First question is how do we get the touchpad back so that we can go in and adjust the sensitivity? (it is taking me ages to type this because the cursor is jumping all over). AND, I don't even have to touch the touch pad to make it move. Just coming close seems to trigger the problem (particularly with my right thumb.
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I frequently have the same thing when using a Dell laptop. The problem MAY be with the touch pad. Without noticing it, my thumb touches the pad and away goes the cursor!
So try this: Open the control panel and go to mouse. Look at the top for Touchpad. There is a setting in there for sensitivity. Reduce the setting so that you need to apply more pressure on the touch pad to move the cursor. Test it a few times to make sure it is still functional before closing the control panel. Then try typing something in a word processor and see if it is any better.
Do you have a small button on the top side of the touch pad that will allow you to turn off the mouse? I bet that you are accidently touching the mouse pad with your thumb while you are typing, and this is causing your problem. I have the same problem if I do not turn off the touch pad on my laptop.
Hello, this normally happens on laptops. I think that it is from the sensitivity of the touch pad. You would have to check the position of your hands when typing since when your finger happens to touch the pad unexpectedly, the cursor quickly jumps to where ever the mouse pointer is: As a result, whatever you type next will rather go there instead of your current position. Hope that helps Thanks
Most probably because your 'Touch Pad Mouse' is touched by your palm (hand or something) while you are typing. Avoid contact with the mouse touch pad while typing.
If you have a centre moveable mouse on your laptop, start using it and disable the 'Touch pad mouse'
Best of luck!