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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Make sure your fingers/palms aren't grazing the touchpad as you're typing. What's probably happening is your hands are too close to the touchpad, making the computer think you're using the mouse, and thus jumping the cursor around.
It is a fault with Lenovo laptops. My cursor jumps all the time, no matter what software I am using. It is NOT the 'sensitivity' of the touchpad, for my cursor jumps even when I am not typing, even if I don't touch the laptop! I can set the cursor to a certain point on a document and then, after about 30 seconds, it will just jump to another point, even if I am in another room.
Does the cursor jump around when your hands are nowhere near the touchpad? The touchpads are heat and pressure sensitive. I personally have very warm (and sometimes sweaty) hands. I have this problem often when working on laptops. If I hover my hands over the pad, it causes the mouse to move. I've had to take a business card, put tape on one side of it, and use it as a flip-cover for the touchpad on most of my laptops. If the cursor moves around when you're nowhere near the laptop, then you may want to try disabling the pointing stick (if it has one). I've had several clients with laptops where the pointing stick mouse control go crazy and move and click on things.
This is a really common problem thats not actually a problem. Go to trackpad settings and make sure tap to click is off. Most laptops allow you to tap the track pad to act as a mouse button, try it go to an icon tap the trackpad youll see that the icon highlights as if you are actually left clicking. When your typing the trackpad senses your arm or wrist occasionaly and thinks your tapping the mouse, thus moving the cursor. So go into trackpad settings and turn off tap to click.
Touch Freeze will disable the touchpad when you start typing. I have not used it, but give it a try.
Also, your touchpad could be wearing out or a driver reinstall could be in order. My wifes Toshiba had a bad touchpad and the cursor would jump all over the place. I disabled it and she now uses an external mouse. No problems anymore.