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Reinstall touchpad drivers and / or decrease the sensitivity of touchpad from mouse/ touchpad settings in control panel. It will work.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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SOURCE: my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer curser "jumps around"

I frequently have the same thing when using a Dell laptop. The problem MAY be with the touch pad. Without noticing it, my thumb touches the pad and away goes the cursor!

So try this: Open the control panel and go to mouse. Look at the top for Touchpad. There is a setting in there for sensitivity. Reduce the setting so that you need to apply more pressure on the touch pad to move the cursor. Test it a few times to make sure it is still functional before closing the control panel. Then try typing something in a word processor and see if it is any better.

Good luck, and please let me know if this helps.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: As I type on my Dell laptop,the cursor jumps

You might want to check that your cursor up button is not stuck. It my also be wise to once in a while to reinstall your whole windows installation, you may have caught something on the internet.

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Hi, ihave seen this before and for me this worked, click the Start button> click Control Panel> click Hardware> and then click Mouse. Click the Pointer Options tab, Uncheck the Hide pointer while typing checkbox

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I frequently have the same thing when using a Dell laptop. The problem MAY be with the touch pad. Without noticing it, my thumb touches the pad and away goes the cursor!

So try this: Open the control panel and go to mouse. Look at the top for Touchpad. There is a setting in there for sensitivity. Reduce the setting so that you need to apply more pressure on the touch pad to move the cursor. Test it a few times to make sure it is still functional before closing the control panel. Then try typing something in a word processor and see if it is any better.

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