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The text jumps around while typing due to cursor moving

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  • Mamieg Sep 05, 2008

    When i type, the cursor jumps around and i spend a lot of time correcting the placement of words and letters. I have had this problem on several different laptops, several different internet and email programs. Please help!!!!..ex. ( h time trying to fix the proper sequence of the typei spend twice as muc)... Thanks, Mary

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Do you have an optical mouse?

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    Elise Lacoursiere Sep 06, 2008

    I've seen this problem before with an optical mouse. The red light under the peripheral is use by the software to locate the mouse on the screen. But, the light with an optical mouse on a shiny surface reflects back the light to the mouse, that causes the jump of the cursor.

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