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Jumping cursor when typing

I have Acer laptop w/ALPS pointing device. Cursor jumps all over screen thus making it impossible to type. I have to reposition cursor after it jumps in and retypes all over the screen, I have Logitech wireless mouse installed as I find NOT having a mouse to be problematic.( I have MS and sometimes it is too difficult to use the touchpad.) I tried to go to Control Panel --mouse--there was no enable "palm check" or a setting to disable cursor movement while typing---as was offered in another solution. Please help me as I am so frustrated when cursor jumps backwards...sometimes letters vanish into air and the cursor is somewhere else on the page....sometimes whole sections are highlighted to be deleted...help......

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  • Jeanie49 Sep 17, 2008

    There is no disable button Acer Aspire 5315 is the model

  • navneetsoft Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my DELL Inspiron 1525 and got very irritated.

    My laptop is doing abnormal behavior. when i am trying to type except notepad my cursor jumping back to the text



    Navneet Verma

  • rixelle2 Feb 04, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem with the cursor keep junmping around .. please help

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker May 11, 2010

    I have helped a lot of clients with this before. It has to do with the fact that the touchpad on their laptop is positioned right under their hands. While they type, they are accidentally hitting the touchpad, causing it to jump all over the screen. For this reason, many newer laptops have a button you can hit to disable the touchpad while typing.
    Try commenting back with your specific model number and we'll see if we can get you some specific info on if this is possible for your laptop.
    Steven


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Since you have a logitech mouse, lets just disable the touchpad. You should be able to disable the touchpad via one of these methods:

  1. Look on the top row of keys. You should have one that looks like a little mouse. If you do, hold down the "fn" key in the bottom, and press the key with the mouse on it. That *should* disable the touchpad.
  2. Go to the control panel, and find the keyboard and mouse settings. Digging through the menus, you should find a touchpad. You can disable it through there.
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I have the same problem on an acer running vista os.
My problem occurs mainly when typing emails. I have
gmail.com. Anyway, if i disable rich text formatting,
my problems disappear. I couldnt tell you why but
try it and see if you get good results.

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