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Cursor skips lines while typing

Hi, This is an ol Acer travelmate 290. It quite suddenly starts skipping back at random while typing text ( like now !) to re position the cursor back a few lines ( so i find myself typing in the middle of stuff i've already typed!). Its irritating to say the least. A solution will be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    While typing my curaor skips to middle of a wrod already typed or to another part of my typing. Used AOL restore to try to fix it and it didn't work

  • JanieJustMe Dec 27, 2007

    I have this problem too. I even sent my 1 month laptop back to Acer for a new keyboard and it still does it. It's driving me nuts!!!

  • rarayelloco Dec 27, 2007

    Everytime i type it ramdomly goes back to the middle of the sentence... ive had the computer for 2 days and it already shows that im going to encounter problems with the keyboard

  • Jazz3 Mar 02, 2008

    My dell Latitude skips and jumps spots back to the middle of what I;ve already typed. It's not just a Acer prob. I've tried 2x to uninstall my mouse but it keeps reinstalling . How do you change sensitivity on touch pad?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    The cursor skips randomly while typeing. it is making lot of problems

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    I have a Dell Inspiron on which the cursor constantly jumps back into the line I am typing making gibberish of the text. Any advise would be welcome

    Snapper

  • ddave3333 Jul 12, 2008

    yes... exact same problem... acer laptop

  • alex_nassif2 Jul 14, 2008

    I HAVE AN INSPIRON, DELL AND THIS IS THE 2ND LAPTOP THAT HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM!!! I HAD THE CORP. OFFICE WORK ON IT AND IT DID NOT GET FIXED AND NOW IT IS WORSE!

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    same problem with ACER laptop and that's why I´m looking for a understanding here!

  • Sandhyagupta Aug 10, 2008

    I am facing the same problem.

  • dazgrizz Sep 15, 2008

    I have 3 Acer Aspire laptops which do exactly the same; 3 year 3000, 1 year old 5051 and a 3 month old 7720G. The newest one is the worst. The cursor has moved back into previous type, 3 times whilst typing this.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    same problem with acer, dell and compaq. it's touching the mouse pad i believe. tryed making it less sensitive but did not help. must be careful to not touch it during typing..

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Typed text appears on the screen several seconds after I have typed it.

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My experience: cursor suddenly moving backward when i was typing, or moving somewhere else on the page. I would be typing and text suddenly would get highlighted. I followed someone's advice to disable the touch pad. Since I do have a mouse & key pad that was all i had to do.
HOW TO DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD FOR ACER 3680 AND OTHERS??? PRESS Fn +F7
Yep, it was that simple. At first I made sure i typed without my fingers or palms touching or near the touchpad. I noticed it seemed to stop or happen less. Soon as I disabled the touch pad all is back to normal. Yet I spent hrs trying to find out how and there were all these posts by people suggesting downloads and other more complicated things etc..

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How do i disable scroll on touch screen

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Yeah i had the same problem - i thought it was a mechanical failure on the laptop, but then I tried spacing my palms further apart when typing and the skipping disappeared

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

Hi everyone,

We encountered the same problem with my new 1 week old laptop. We fixed the jumping by taking the scroll off its because the touch screen is too sensitive. We bought a wireless mouse and disabled the scroll on the touch screen and no more cutting out or skipping .

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

Thanks...didn't think of that at all...fiddled around with the touchpad settings and it seems to have sorted the problem.TA

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

You're palm is hitting the touch pad. try reducing it's sensitivity.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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