2 Ways to Change Touchpad Sensitivity in Windows 10

April 3rd, 2018 by Admin Leave a reply »

“The touchpad on my laptop is way too sensitive. When I am typing, my thumbs hover over that pad, and frequently trigger it even though I don’t touch it. Is there any way to make the touchpad less sensitive?”

Touchpad is too sensitive? Is there a registry trick to adjust the touchpad sensitivity in Windows 10? In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to change touchpad sensitivity in Windows 10.

Method 1: Change Touchpad Sensitivity in Windows 10 from Settings App

  1. Press the Windows key + I together to open Settings app and go to Devices.

  2. Select the Touchpad tab. On the right-side pane, you can click the Touchpad sensitivity drop-down box to adjust the sensitivity level of your touchpad.

    After trying the various levels: Low sensitivity, Medium Sensitivity, High Sensitivity or Most Sensitive, you should know which level is appropriate.

Method 2: Change Touchpad Sensitivity in Windows 10 via Registry Editor

  1. Press the Windows key + I together to open the Run box. Type regedit and hit Enter.

  2. When the Registry Editor is launched, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad
  3. Double-click the AAPThreshold value on the right-side pane, and change its value accordingly, depending on what sensitivity level you want to set:

    • Most Sensitive: 0
    • High Sensitivity: 1
    • Medium Sensitivity: 2
    • Low sensitivity: 3
  4. Close the Registry Editor. Log off or restart your computer for the changes to take effect.