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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

  • Elise Lacoursiere
    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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I have a hp pavillion dv 9700 i upgraded it with windows 7 and my mouse keeps jumping around all over while im typing. It did do this before when i had vista and I think that i downloaded a driver to fix...


Hi,
I believe I can help in what you are experiencing with your jumping cursor concern. you mentioned that you downloaded a driver, try downloading touch freeze, google it it will give you links where to download it and it is free, this should fix your jumping cursor issue
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any of the links will lead you to the downloads page for the application.
once downloaded this is what you should see on your task bar, see image below. an icon of a touchpad with a check mark on it.
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Hope this helps with your touchpad concern, Have a nice day.

Mar 25, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My desktop pc window is jumping up and down. cannot control curser or jumping. intermittent problem.


What do you mean you can't control the cursor? Sounds like two different problems to me. The jumping is more than likely your monitor taking a ****. Check the monitor plug to be sure it is tight. Explain the cursor problem more is it the mouse cursor that won't move?

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Jumping cursor whilst typing on an acer aspire 5315


Is the touchpad active?
It is common that users accidently touches the touchpad while writing and this causes the cursor to "jump"...
Another possibility is that the "TAB" key is jammed...

May 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Text jumps around on the screen


If you're still experiencing the problem (how frustrating if you still are !), I would suggest running a anti-spyware program such as SpyBot, or anti-malware program, such as Malwarebytes. Good luck.

May 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cursor jumps


Set the sensitivity for the touch-pad to a lower setting.

Jan 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My cursor jumps ever time i try to type and will jump to another line, like now, it jumped to, "and will"


I thought the problem was fixed but I spoke up to quick.

The problem with the cursor jumping to another line, continues.

The $9.95 I payed was for not.

I can't type this without the cursor going to another line I
have already typed.

Jan 16, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Suddenly the cursor moves back to a previous line and continues typing making a joke of what I'pingm typing (see it just did it)


make sure the mouse cursor is further down the page from where you are typing. If your text continues over the arrow of the cursor and any static electricity or touch is detected by the glide pad of a laptop or S.E. from a mouse it will move the text cursor to where the mouse cursor is.

This is a continual problem with sensitive computers.

sorry there is no permanent "FIX"

Jun 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When I type, my cursor skips around..making the computer almost unusable. Is it on some sort of setting?


is this a laptop? your hand might be touching the touchpad and causeing your mouse to jump around.

May 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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