11-05-2008 01:58 AM
My touchpad is supersensitive and if I get anywhere near it I find I have selected text or opened a link or done some other activity that I didn't want to do.
A previous thread said that the sensitivity could be adjusted via the Control Panel. Well, I have it at its lowest, and it doesn't seem to act any differently. I do not want to disable the touchpad, just make it act normally.
Please help, as this is driving me crazy!
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03-30-2009 06:49 PM
It sounds as if you’ll have best use out of your touchpad by turning off your touchpad’s "tapping" function:
a faster way to get to the tapping function if you later find you want to turn it on and off, is to locate the ultranav icon on lower right of your screen, left of the system time, click there, and go to touch pad settings.
04-02-2009 07:07 AM
01-22-2010 06:11 AM
Thank you for that solution. It does help. Unfortunately I am so used to using the tap function that I have problems using the actual buttons themselves. It has solved my typing problems though. I no longer get the mouse jumping all over the place. I will refer this discussion thread to the other one that I replied to as this solves the symptoms but not the actual problem.... and that is that Lenovo Touchpads are heat sensitive and not just touch sensitive. See other thread.
---------- what I wrote ------------
"As a test for yourself (I am using a Y450), open up the pressure graph (part of the Accessories for the Synaptics program - right click on the Synaptics icon in your task bar - click on Accessories and - then pressure graph).
After that, just hover your finger or palm over the touchpad. You sometimes don't even have to touch the pad to see the pressure graph move. It is heat sensitive. Not so much touch sensitive. This I think is the problem. I have set my sensitivity to HEAVY TOUCH and the problems of typing and having the cursor jump everywhere is still happening."
01-14-2013 04:03 PM
I have windows 8 - I cannot locate the instructions on this at all - so please be very specific as windows 8 is so different and where would I change these settings ?? you mentioned thanks please email firstname.lastname@example.org
01-16-2013 06:47 AM
Thank you trupin!
Jotosome, For Windows 8:
Slide open the charm bar, search and open Control Panel
Inside the Conrol Panel, select Mouse
Select the UltraNav Tab on the far right
Select TouchPad Settings
(This should open a new window titled TouchPad Properties)
On the left side of the window select Tapping.
Now on the right side of the window shoudl appear a fingerprint icon and next to that should be and
check box for Enable Tapping. Uncheck this box to disable.
I hope this helps you!
01-22-2013 01:29 PM
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01-25-2013 01:10 AM
I have a Lenovo V570 with Windows 7. I don't have the abilty to go to UltraNav from the Mouse Settings in the Control Panel. How else can I control the functions of my trackpad? For me, the problem is that when I'm typing, my palm hits the trackpad, moving the curser. It causes me to have to stop, delete what is wrong from my docment and then reposition my curser so that I can resume typing in the correct place.