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why does my cursor jump all over when I am typing



 
 
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Old January 3rd 08, 09:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
petro
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Default 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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Old January 4th 08, 12:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Kerry Brown
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Default 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" wrote in message
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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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Old January 5th 08, 08:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Steve Thackery[_2_]
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Default 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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Old January 5th 08, 05:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
RichC593
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Default 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" wrote in message
...
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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Old January 5th 08, 06:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Kerry Brown
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Default 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" 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?

RichC


"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
...
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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Old January 5th 08, 07:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Mel
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Default 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" 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?

RichC


"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
...
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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Old January 5th 08, 07:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Kerry Brown
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Default 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" wrote in message
...
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" 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?

RichC


"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
...
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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Old January 5th 08, 09:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
RichC593
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Posts: 12
Default 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" *a*m wrote in message
...
Use an external mouse and disable the touchpad.

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



"mel" wrote in message
...
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" 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?

RichC


"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
...
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




  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 31st 08, 02:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Corgimom
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Posts: 1
Default 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" wrote in message
...
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" 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?

RichC


"Steve Thackery" wrote in message
...
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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Old February 10th 08, 02:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
LadyFlame
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Default 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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