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Old January 15th 11, 12:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default Do you have a laptop with a touchpad below the keyboard?

Yes, Gateway T Series.

I had to update Drivers for my monitor. Check in Control Panel/ Hardware.

On Thursday, January 03, 2008 5:51 PM petr wrote:


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!!!!!



On Thursday, January 03, 2008 8:12 PM Kerry Brown wrote:


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/



On Saturday, January 05, 2008 4:00 AM Steve Thackery wrote:


I agree with Kerry - this is typical touchpad behaviour. It happens to me
all the time when I am typing on my laptop.

SteveT



On Saturday, January 05, 2008 1:51 PM RichC593 wrote:


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


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On Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:59 PM 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/



On Saturday, January 05, 2008 3:11 PM me wrote:


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:



On Saturday, January 05, 2008 3:59 PM Kerry Brown wrote:


Use an external mouse and disable the touchpad.

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



On Saturday, January 05, 2008 5:54 PM RichC593 wrote:


Thanks, that solved my problem. I do not have Synaptics however, I was able
to disable the touchpad in the BIOS.

RichC593



On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:56 PM Corgimo wrote:


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:



On Sunday, February 10, 2008 10:28 AM LadyFlam wrote:


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?



On Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:19 PM Kerry Brown wrote:


On my Acer there is an option to disable the touchpad on the Synaptic tab in
the Mouse applet in the Control Panel.

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



On Monday, December 01, 2008 7:00 PM CEILIMAN wrote:


petro;561198 Wrote:
hi i am new at this I have the same problem,I am surprised that I
have got this far without the cursor jumping back or up and down,what is
the cure,I spoke too soon,it done it again I had to retype Anton


--
CEILIMAN



On Monday, December 01, 2008 11:56 PM LVTravel wrote:


Laptop? If so set the sensitivity of the touchpad. If you also use an
external mouse with a laptop some systems will allow you to turn off the
touchpad while the USB mouse is connected.



On Tuesday, December 02, 2008 5:10 AM Lee Stone wrote:


No idea if this is relevant but my laptop does this when my mobile phone is
to close by

L



On Sunday, December 07, 2008 8:13 AM CEILIMAN wrote:


Sorry for not replying soonerI do have a phone close by but it has never
given a problem.this has only happened over the last few months,once
again thank you for taking an interest,Anton:cry:


--
CEILIMAN



On Friday, January 30, 2009 6:23 PM KWMN wrote:


Hi, I've been having the same problem and it makes me completely crazy,
but I think I may have found one reason why this can happen and a fix
for it (not perfect but better than nothing!) I think this is related
to the fact that Vista is set up so that if the mouse pointer is in a
particular spot, the cursor will jump to that spot, automatically,
without your having to click the mouse.

Also, if the mouse pointer happens to be pointing to a hyperlink or a
command (such as anything on the QuickLaunch bar), Vista will OPEN
whatever link or program is being pointed at.

This problem is further complicated, in Word, by the fact that most of
us set up the pointer to "disappear" when we are typing text... and yet,
it's still "there" someplace on the page (as you can see if you move
it).

SO what I think is happening, is that the cursor just jumps to wherever
the mouse pointer is located, if you pause a bit in typing... and, when
that happens, your typing is inserted at the point where the mouse
pointer is located.

However, happily, there is a really good description in the Tutorials
about how to change how long the mouse must hover over a particular
link, before vista opens that popup. So, it is possible to slow down
that process, which helped me a lot.

Also, I've found that if I position the mouse pointer carefully off to
one side of my page, before I start typing, it doesn't "steal" my
cursor!

- Karen


--
KWMN



On Sunday, February 01, 2009 4:59 AM pokeyman wrote:


Just re-install the driver, since u still have use kb then , then use kb
cmds.

hth
pokeyman



On Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:36 PM jinks wrote:


I had the same problem on my Dell Inspiron 1525. I downloaded the
driver at Synaptics and was finally able to have the option to disable
the touchpad. I was pulling my hair out because it was so frustrating
with the cursor jumping around. Here is where I go the driver.
'Drivers | Synaptics' (http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers)


--
jinks



On Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:42 PM echoroc wrote:


I have this problem, which JUST started, on my 2 week old HP. It was
fine until a few days ago. I tried turning of 'tap' while typing, which
doesn't help.

I can't use an external mouse -- what's the point of having a laptop if
you have to use a peripheral??


--
echoroc



On Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:52 PM jinks wrote:


After I had to reformat my Dell laptop I was not able to have the option
of disabling the touchpad. I have since just taped a business card over
the touchpad and now don't have the problem with "sensitive"
touchpad.


--
jinks



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On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:13 PM marilyn Judd Mize wrote:


I have a brand new Macbook... same thing happens. Must be just the laptop/touchpad thing.



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