If your touchpad is Synaptics then you can disable it in the Synaptics
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"RichC593" wrote in message
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?
"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
i can be typing along and all of a sudden a new window pops up or my
jumps to another spot in the page. Basically it jumps to wherever I
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.