This post shows students and new users steps to change or adjust a touchpad sensitivity when using Windows 11. The sensitivity on a touchpad determines how much pressure is applied for it to respond or perform certain actions.
If your device’s touchpad sensitivity is not very responsive, you may have to adjust it in Windows to suit your needs. For example, if you must tap harder to open files, folder and apps or actions to be performed, then changing the touchpad’s sensitivity might help.
If the pointer is also moving erratically on the screen when using the touchpad, you may have to adjust its sensitivity as well.
Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpad, use touchpad gestures, turn off touchpad clicks or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.
How to change touchpad sensitivity in Windows 11
As mentioned above, the sensitivity on a touchpad determines how much pressure is applied for it to respond or perform certain actions.
Below is how to adjust your touchpad sensitivity in Windows 11.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices and select the Touchpad tile on the right.
On the Bluetooth & devices > Touchpad settings pane, under Gestures & interaction, select the Taps tile, then choose the Touchpad sensitivity that works for you:
- Most sensitive
- High sensitivity
- Medium sensitivity
- Low sensitivity
That should do it!
This post showed you how to change or adjust the touchpad sensitivity levels on a Windows 11 PC. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.