+ 0 Votes Have you messed with the touchpad settings? boxfiddler Moderator Updated - 3 years ago My Acer has a bizarre little mess of settings for the touchpad itself, available indirectly through the mouse settings. I have to set the touchpad to the lowest possible sensitivity, and kill the edge sensitivity. I mostly use a mouse, but I still had some issues when accidentally brushing the touchpad while typing. etu + 0 Votes Useful shortcut! gadgetgirl Updated - 3 years ago Didn't know about that shortcut..... doesn't appear in any help files..... - thanks, sweetie. However, Boxy is right. I ditched the eRecovery ages ago. It was more trouble than it was worth. It never worked correctly (that's not just me, but the majority of Acer users) and slowed the entire unit down to a crawl. The other problem with it was that if you used the eSecure part of it - to maintain the confidentiality of your files etc - it had a nasty habit of unsetting or resetting the password at odd intervals, rendering the whole of the My Documents folder invalid and inaccesible. Wonderful. According to one forum I was on, it took one guy $400+ to get his own stuff back, and he was in the middle of suing Acer..... However, giving that time allows tonite, I'll be trying the F7 bit. May work for me - if it stops the curser jumping whilst I'm typing that'll do fine. I can always put the touchpad back on when I'm surfing.... Thank you again, babz GG + 0 Votes Approximate other direction santeewelding 3 years ago GG: That was a practice run, wasn't it? I mean, the farther I got into your tract (without realizing who it was), the further I thought, "Hey -- this is pretty damned good. This person is not only adept, but comfortable with the adept." Okay. So what if it was about typing. It was good. When do you tackle something here like the Meaning of Life? + 0 Votes I found a Google hit that says to turn off the touchpad neilb@uk Updated - 3 years ago You can do this by holding down the FN key and pressing f7. Then see if you still have the problem. (Same key combo turns it on again) If it does go away then either the touchpad is too sensitive or you have extra-heavy wrists. I've just copy-and-pasted this from Acer tech support rather than post the link. It's for Vista but it should be relevant to your problem. Another suggestion is to disable the tap-to-click option for your touchpad. I am including these steps below.1.) In the system tray (Near the digital clock in the bottom right corner) right click on Touch Pad. This icon will look like a touchpad on a notebook or a red square with a white circular shape inside.2.) Choose Mouse Properties or Pointing Device Properties.3.) Click on the tab that says Tapping and proceed to step 4, or click on the tab labeled Device Settings and proceed to step 6.4.) To disable Tap-to-Click while typing, ensure that the box next to ?Tap off when typing? is checked. If this does not correct the issue, or you would prefer to disable the Tap-to-Click feature completely, ensure that there is NOT a check in the box next to ?Tapping? (you can also adjust the speed of Tapping or the duration in which Tapping is disabled after you have pressed the last key while typing.)5.) Click Apply and then OK.6.) Click on the button labeled Settings.7.) To adjust Tap-to-Click while typing: a.) Click the plus (+) sign next to Sensitivity in the left menu. b.) Click on PalmCheck c.) To reduce the area required for tapping, move the slider towards Maximum. To increase the area, you can slide towards the Minimum8.) If this does not correct the issue, or you would prefer to disable the Tap-to-Click feature completely:a.) Click on Tapping in the left menu.b.) Ensure that the box next to Enable Tapping is NOT checked.9.) Click Apply and then OK.If this does not resolve the issue, we suggest reinstalling the touchpad driver. I am including instructions on how to install the driver from your computer?s hard drive, using the eRecovery utility. If this does not correct your problem, you can try downloading the software at www.acerpanam.com, in the Drivers and Downloads section.1. To start the eRecovery program move your mouse over the Empowering technology widget and click on the eRecovery Manager icon. You may also press ALT and F10 on the keyboard to start the program.Please note: The first time you access the eRecovery feature, you will be prompted to create a password. Be sure to write this password down somewhere safe. If for any reason you do not have the correct password you will be unable to use any feature of the eRecovery.The next window will have the options at the bottom of the window.2. Choose Restore3. Next, choose Install4. Click on Windows Vista on the left side of the page5. Choose driver.6. In the list choose the item you wish to install7. On the right click the install link and follow the prompts.8. The system may restart when installation is complete p.s. I have no idea if you've done this already but, if you haven't, for the sake of your double-glazing give it a try!