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Old Dec 11, 2013, 10:36 PM   #26
joecap5
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I have been having finger tip sensitivity while using the trackpad for about a year. Sometimes it is better sometimes it's worse. I think I've come across multiple contributors:
  1. The coating on the trackpad is wearing off.
    I believe the coating is probably some sort of low friction substance.
  2. My hands get dry in the winter.


Solutions:
  1. Apply a high quality phone or tablet screen protector on top of your trackpad. I'm using a cheap one right now. A new one is coming in the mail. My fingers did start to hurt again on the one I'm currently using but it may be compounded by the winter dryness of my hands.
  2. Apply scotch tape over the trackpad. I used the matte finish type. This actually worked really well. I may actually go back to it if the screen protector doesn't work out. I overlapped the edges of the tape some so they wouldn't peel up. One strip of wide tape may be the best.
  3. Cut a finger off a rubber glove and put it on the finger that is sensitive. Make sure the glove doesn't bunch up on the soar spot or cut off circulation. I'm trying this out right now. Seems to work well. I'm using a nitrile glove from harbor freight. I would post a photo of it but it's on my middle finger.

Still looking on the internet for any other solutions. Interestingly the search results that come up are mostly about Macbooks.
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