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Dell Latitude Portable (2008 or newer) has jumpy cursor when typing

The Touchpad driver setup has options to keep the cursor from jumping while typing.

  1. Open the Touchpad Properties
  2. Touchpad Settings
  3. Enable the TouchCheck option, set the slider to minimum. (TouchCheck disabled the touchpad while typing. The Slider adjusts the delay. Minimum is .5 second delay, and each notch and additional .5 second delay)
Other options that may cause user problems are Draglock and Tap to Click under Touchpad Settings, and Scrolling and Zoom Settings of Touchpad Properties.

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I have an 2008 Dell Vostro 1510. Warranty is up. Cursor keeps jumping so that I end up typing in areas where I don't want to or it jumps to some icon and triggers it.

go to control panel, open Mouse Properties, touchpad tab
There you will have options for either TouchCheck, Or PalmCheck, enable and if there is an adjustment slider, have it mostly to the left (This disables the touchpad while typing, then when you stop typing, it will respond again)
Also if there is an option for Draglock, disable it

Apr 25, 2011 | Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop Computer PC...

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When I am typing the cursor will suddenly jump to a previous line.

open your touchpad properties (Fight click the touchpad icon in systray or Control Panel, Mouse, touchpad tab)
Depending on the driver you'll either have an option for Palm-Check or Touch-Check or similiar item. Enable it, if there is a sensitivity adjustment, try minimum or just above minimum. reboot
Palm-Check disables the touchpad while typing which should abate this issue.
Here is some Dell Information, it may apply to your Acer too:

Jan 10, 2011 | Acer Aspire 7720 Notebook

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My cursor jumps around when I am typing. On Word or any one of my email sites

Hi booghug,

Jumping cursor on your laptop can be fixed by any of the two options. It's either by adjusting some settings of your tocuhpad or by uninstalling/reinstalling it's driver.

Here's how:
  • Go to Control Panel and then click on Mouse.
  • Inside mouse properties look for the option that says, Tap off when typing.
  • Put a check mark on the box before this to enable.
  • Then hit on Apply then, OK. Restart your computer.
If after doing this you have noticed that you're still getting the same issue, reinstall the driver for your touchpad.
  • Click on th link to get the driver for your touchpad. Y410 Touchpad Driver
  • Look for Touchpad and underneath it you'll see drivers. Select the one for your operating system (ex. Windows Vista 32bit).
  • Then, click on download here.
  • Once the download is complete, install the driver for your Tocuhpad.
  • Lastly, make sure to restart your PC id the system prompted you to.
After reinstalling the driver do again the procedure in changing the properties for your Touchpad. This should resolve the problem. Hope this helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

Sep 30, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop

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Jumping cursor

Open touchpad properties, touchpad settings section, enable Touchcheck, set the slider to minimum setting Click OK
TouchCheck disabled the touchpad while typing

Jul 10, 2010 | Dell Latitude E4300 Notebook

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jumping cursor

You need to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad

In the TouchPad Properties window you can access additional TouchPad preferences.

»To access the TouchPad Properties window, use the TouchPad to select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse > Device Settings, and then select the Settings button.

(If you follow this path using an optional external mouse, the TouchPad Properties window may be unavailable.)

Dec 10, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

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