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why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

  1. #1


    petro Guest

    why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my cursor
    jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I have
    left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!

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  2. #2


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    Do you have a laptop with a touchpad below the keyboard? See if you can
    change the sensitivity of the touchpad.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/



    "petro" <petro@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:81A804BA-967C-4DFD-A7BC-84BF9D3CD781@xxxxxx

    >i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my cursor
    > jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I have
    > left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!

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  3. #3


    Steve Thackery Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    >>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my

    >>cursor
    >> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I have
    >> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens to me
    all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.

    SteveT


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  4. #4


    RichC593 Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor jumps
    down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this with
    just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when a
    mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner gets
    disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem but,
    the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix soon
    since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have any fix
    for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other situations
    causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am wondering
    if it may be related to keyboard drivers?

    RichC


    "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx

    >>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    >>>cursor
    >>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
    >>> have
    >>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    >
    > I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens to me
    > all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    >
    > SteveT

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  5. #5


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
    software.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/



    "RichC593" <drofwrac@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7A94425C-0F4D-413C-A2BE-06BD1B9B6DE8@xxxxxx

    >I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor jumps
    >down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this with
    >just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    >Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when a
    >mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner gets
    >disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem but,
    >the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    >working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix soon
    >since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have any
    >fix for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other situations
    >causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am wondering
    >if it may be related to keyboard drivers?
    >
    > RichC
    >
    >
    > "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx

    >>>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    >>>>cursor
    >>>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
    >>>> have
    >>>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    >>
    >> I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens to
    >> me all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    >>
    >> SteveT
    >

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  6. #6


    mel Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    I am also having this problem, it's like the cursor has a mind of its own. I
    am pulling my hair out. I can't even type a whole sentence without problems.
    Is there anything we can do? I am almost at the point of throwing my computer
    in the yard and running it over.

    "Kerry Brown" wrote:

    > If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
    > software.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > "RichC593" <drofwrac@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:7A94425C-0F4D-413C-A2BE-06BD1B9B6DE8@xxxxxx

    > >I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor jumps
    > >down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this with
    > >just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    > >Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when a
    > >mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner gets
    > >disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem but,
    > >the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    > >working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix soon
    > >since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have any
    > >fix for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other situations
    > >causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am wondering
    > >if it may be related to keyboard drivers?
    > >
    > > RichC
    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx

    > >>>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    > >>>>cursor
    > >>>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
    > >>>> have
    > >>>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    > >>
    > >> I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens to
    > >> me all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    > >>
    > >> SteveT
    > >
    >

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  7. #7


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    Use an external mouse and disable the touchpad.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/



    "mel" <mel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:51CEAFF3-7D92-450E-816F-15798F5C77F6@xxxxxx

    >I am also having this problem, it's like the cursor has a mind of its own.
    >I
    > am pulling my hair out. I can't even type a whole sentence without
    > problems.
    > Is there anything we can do? I am almost at the point of throwing my
    > computer
    > in the yard and running it over.
    >
    > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
    >

    >> If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
    >> software.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kerry Brown
    >> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    >> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "RichC593" <drofwrac@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:7A94425C-0F4D-413C-A2BE-06BD1B9B6DE8@xxxxxx

    >> >I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor jumps
    >> >down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this
    >> >with
    >> >just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    >> >Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when a
    >> >mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner
    >> >gets
    >> >disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem
    >> >but,
    >> >the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    >> >working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix
    >> >soon
    >> >since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have any
    >> >fix for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other
    >> >situations
    >> >causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am
    >> >wondering
    >> >if it may be related to keyboard drivers?
    >> >
    >> > RichC
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> > news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx
    >> >>>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    >> >>>>cursor
    >> >>>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
    >> >>>> have
    >> >>>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    >> >>
    >> >> I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens
    >> >> to
    >> >> me all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    >> >>
    >> >> SteveT
    >> >
    >>

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  8. #8


    RichC593 Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    Thanks, that solved my problem. I don't have Synaptics however, I was able
    to disable the touchpad in the BIOS.

    RichC593

    "Kerry Brown" <kerry@xxxxxx-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    news:E648D073-9AF7-4497-9157-0DD68FEE7F5C@xxxxxx

    > Use an external mouse and disable the touchpad.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > "mel" <mel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:51CEAFF3-7D92-450E-816F-15798F5C77F6@xxxxxx

    >>I am also having this problem, it's like the cursor has a mind of its own.
    >>I
    >> am pulling my hair out. I can't even type a whole sentence without
    >> problems.
    >> Is there anything we can do? I am almost at the point of throwing my
    >> computer
    >> in the yard and running it over.
    >>
    >> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
    >>

    >>> If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
    >>> software.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Kerry Brown
    >>> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    >>> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "RichC593" <drofwrac@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:7A94425C-0F4D-413C-A2BE-06BD1B9B6DE8@xxxxxx
    >>> >I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor
    >>> >jumps
    >>> >down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this
    >>> >with
    >>> >just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    >>> >Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when
    >>> >a
    >>> >mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner
    >>> >gets
    >>> >disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem
    >>> >but,
    >>> >the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    >>> >working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix
    >>> >soon
    >>> >since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have
    >>> >any
    >>> >fix for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other
    >>> >situations
    >>> >causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am
    >>> >wondering
    >>> >if it may be related to keyboard drivers?
    >>> >
    >>> > RichC
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> > news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx
    >>> >>>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    >>> >>>>cursor
    >>> >>>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever
    >>> >>>> I
    >>> >>>> have
    >>> >>>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    >>> >>
    >>> >> I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens
    >>> >> to
    >>> >> me all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> SteveT
    >>> >
    >>>
    >

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  9. #9


    Corgimom Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    I have the same problem on a brand new laptop with Vista. It is not
    convenient for me to use an external mouse. So is disabling the touchpad the
    only answer?

    "Kerry Brown" wrote:

    > Use an external mouse and disable the touchpad.
    >
    > -
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > "mel" <mel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:51CEAFF3-7D92-450E-816F-15798F5C77F6@xxxxxx

    > >I am also having this problem, it's like the cursor has a mind of its own.
    > >I
    > > am pulling my hair out. I can't even type a whole sentence without
    > > problems.
    > > Is there anything we can do? I am almost at the point of throwing my
    > > computer
    > > in the yard and running it over.
    > >
    > > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
    > >

    > >> If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
    > >> software.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Kerry Brown
    > >> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > >> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "RichC593" <drofwrac@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:7A94425C-0F4D-413C-A2BE-06BD1B9B6DE8@xxxxxx
    > >> >I have the very same problem. As soon as I begin typing the cursor jumps
    > >> >down and to left then begins roaming around the screen. It does this
    > >> >with
    > >> >just the touch pad or even when I have a mouse attached. I have a Dell
    > >> >Inspiron 8600 and the BIOS has a setting to disable the touch pad when a
    > >> >mouse is attached but it since installing Vista the touch pad no loner
    > >> >gets
    > >> >disabled. I have been using Vista for three months without any problem
    > >> >but,
    > >> >the last week the problem began slowly and has reached the point that
    > >> >working in Word is very difficult. Hopefully, MS will come up with fix
    > >> >soon
    > >> >since no one in these groups or other groups on the net seem to have any
    > >> >fix for this specific problem. There are some fixes for other
    > >> >situations
    > >> >causing erratic mouse movement but, none related to typing. I am
    > >> >wondering
    > >> >if it may be related to keyboard drivers?
    > >> >
    > >> > RichC
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Steve Thackery" <nobody@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> > news:%23rvQpn3TIHA.1212@xxxxxx
    > >> >>>>i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
    > >> >>>>cursor
    > >> >>>> jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
    > >> >>>> have
    > >> >>>> left the cursor. So frustrating!!!!!
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> me all the time when I'm typing on my laptop.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> SteveT
    > >> >
    > >>
    >

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  10. #10


    LadyFlame Guest

    Re: why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing

    We've been having the same problem with both my mum's laptop and our ordinary
    desktop computer. Is there a way to fix it on a desktop machine? Also, how
    do you go about disabling the touchpad on an Acer laptop?

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