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Erratic Keyboard typing on laptop

If you are getting erratic keyboard typing (unexpected cursor positioning), verify keyboard driver is up to date. If it is current, remove the keyboard from the laptop (see other sites for directions, but should be easy). Once removed, clean the ribbon contacts using q-tip and isopropyl alcohol. Dry with clean q_tip and reinstall. This may solve the problem without having to purchase new keyboard

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Cursor keeps moving to unexpected locations while typing


My laptop does this and so does my Linux computer.
An optical mouse needs to work on a featureless surface. My oak grain desk is not good.
A mouse pad with a picture is also bad.
Use a clear textured surface - like a one colour mouse pad...
Or
Try a new mouse - a cheap one will do for testing. The tail on your mouse may be breaking. (Yes, they do that...)

It seems to happen with optical mice on random pattern surfaces.

Apr 02, 2010 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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setting clock and date on logitech mx3200 wireless keyboard - need instructions


To adjust the LCD's time and date:
  1. Make sure that the time and date are shown on the LCD. If necessary, press (FN + F9) until the time and date are shown on LCD.
  2. Press (FN + F10). You are now in 'Set mode' (you can exit this at any time by pressing the Esckey).
  3. Set the correct hour by either typing the numbers on the numeric pad or using the cursor up and down keys, followed by Tab or Enter.
  4. Set the correct minutes by either typing the numbers or using the cursor up and down keys, followed by Tab or Enter.
  5. Choose either 12-hour clock or 24-hour clock by pressing the cursor up or down keys to switch between the options. Then press Tab or Enter.
  6. Set the correct month either by typing the numbers or using the cursor up and down keys, followed by Tab or Enter.
  7. Set the correct day either by typing the numbers or using the cursor up and down keys, followed by Tab or Enter.
The time and date on the LCD should now be displayed properly.

Aug 18, 2009 | Logitech Computers & Internet

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Hyper senitive & erratic mouse


reinstall the driver for the mouse and see if that fixes it.... also you can try going to control panel----mouse and the changing the settings... you may have to experiment abit to get it the way you want it.

Robert

Please take a moment to rate this solution... thanks

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse...

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Dell Inspiron B130


Hello, this normally happens on laptops. I think that it is from the sensitivity of the touch pad. You would have to check the position of your hands when typing since when your finger happens to touch the pad unexpectedly, the cursor quickly jumps to where ever the mouse pointer is: As a result, whatever you type next will rather go there instead of your current position.
Hope that helps
Thanks

Nov 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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keyboard scramble


You have different keyboard layouts installed.
Standard: qwerty, asdfgh
Dvorak: ‘,.pyf, adeuid

To prevent the keyboard from unexpectedly switching up on you, open your control panel, select Regional and Language Options.

In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click the languages tab, select the details button at the top of the dialog box.
In the Text services and languages dialog box, under installed services: select the Keyboard United States-Dvorak service and then click the remove button, click ok, click ok.

Dec 23, 2007 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 Motherboard

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