If your laptop touchpad is too sensitive to your touch, or unintentional touchpad taps then here are some tips to follow so that a shirt sleeve brushing across it (or a lazy finger) won’t send the cursor where it is not wanted.
What to Do if Laptop Touchpad is Over Sensitive
# Configure Touch Sensitivity in Windows
Step 1: Make Sure the Laptop Touch Pad Driver Application is installed. (the touchpad works even if its not installed). If not install it from the motherboard, software CD/DVD that came along.
Step 2: After installing it or if already installed locate it from the Windows Start Menu or in the Quick Launch Icon in the System Tray.
Step 3: It launches the touchpad settings manager. There are many types of mouse settings you can configure. But I will talk only about sensitivity.
Step 4: Click on the Touch Pad (Tab) and then access Tapping Speed and Touch Sensitivity and edit them according to your preferences. See below. Also enable Tap Off when Typing.
Note: this fig. shows the Mouse Settings on a Dell Laptop. The UI may vary for others but basically the options will be similar.
# Disable Touchpad while Typing Text
In case if you find the above explained undesirable or unavailable etc.TouchFreeze (link) is a brilliant little app which disables the touchpad temporarily the moment a keystroke is pressed. In layman’s term, it disables the touchpad automatically when you are typing and enables it back when the typing is stopped.