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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Re: Jumping cursor when typing
Since you have a logitech mouse, lets just disable the touchpad. You should be able to disable the touchpad via one of these methods:
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.
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.
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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(1) If you are using a laptop for typing text and your cursor is jumping around while you are working with a touch pad then it is a common defect in many Laptops. The solution to this is that you disable the touch pad by pressing down Fn key and selecting the appropriate Function key. You have to use a mouse. (2) If you are using a desktop and the cursor is jumping then it is a very high probability that you have a virus in your computer. Take a updated virus cleaner/remover and scan/clean your system.
Just disable the setting "show cursor during typing" in the view properties menu. Also set the dictionary to U.K. as default settings. All necessary files should be present but do connect to the net for any security updates or patches..........sodeep
Hi - I've been having the same problem and it is MAJORLY annoying to be typing along, and have the cursor reappear on another line!
I had a heck of a time finding the place to disable the touchpad, since we use a USB mouse with the laptop. Turns out, someone else helped me find a simple way - hold down the Fn key (next to the left side CNTRL key), and hit F7. That toggles the touchpad off/on easily!
Also suggested by someone else, some mice can cause erratice behavior with Acer laptops, so perhaps try another mouse?
So far, I've been typing this response AFTER disabling the touchpad, and the cursor has not jumped around at all.