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Cursor moving text when i type.

I want to disable the touchpad as i think i am touching something to move the text. i want to use an external mouse and not the F7 function key, as i understand u have to navigate using the keyboard keys dont really want to do that

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It is possible that is true. from time to time, mouse/touchpad cursors will also move on their own while it is calibrating itself... i have fat finger syndrome with those stupid touchpads myself and the same thing happens to me. you should just be able to go into your device manager, right click on the peripheral name, and disable it.

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I have the same dell computer, you have to down load the newest synaptics driver and disable the touch point mouse in the middle of the keyboard.

Here is the link.

http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&cat=sup&qmp=12&p=1&subcat=dyd%2f17&rf=all&nk=t&sort=-date&snpsd=A&ira=False&spf=Latitude&ssysid=LAT_PNT_P3C_C610&ssysn=C510+%2f+C610&~srd=False&ipsys=False&advsrch=False&~ck=anav

Hope this helps!

It worked for me.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

SOURCE: Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 laptop touch pad L-R key not working

try using the fn and f9 to enable or disable the touchpad.

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it started on my PC today, I been searching on Google for conference venues in london and as I am moving around the screen the cursor has a live of its own. I tried to re start the PC, but it still happens, I was going to go to I.T to ask for help but thought I'd try here for answers first.

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Update synaptics driver from Hp.com that should fix the issue

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SOURCE: My touch pad is SUPER sensitive, when I type...

From Dell:
Customizing the Touch PadYou can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust the touch pad settings.

  1. Click Start keyboar4.jpg , and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Hardware and Sound.

  3. Click Keyboard.

  4. In the Mouse Properties window:

    • Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad.

    • Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad settings.

  5. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.

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Typing and the cursor bounces all over the place DRIVING me MAD!!! I want to disable the touchpad


Scott,

Go into the Control Panel and choose the Mouse option. Look for a setting called "Tap to Click" or something with a similar name. Disable it. This will make it so that when you click the mouse, you actually have to use the buttons, not just tapping once on the touchpad. Also, check your "Touch Check" or similarly named settings. Turn the touch check settings all of the way up - to avoid having the cursor move if you accidentally brush the touchpad with your palm while typing.

If changing those settings does not help with the cursor bouncing, you can try to uninstall and reinstall the device driver. You can re-download the driver for installation here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/notebooks/NP-R580-JSB1US

If changing the Control Panel Mouse settings, and reinstalling the driver do not help, then I would try to plug in a USB keyboard to the laptop and see if the cursor jumping also occurs while you are using an external keyboard. If it is resolved when you use an external keyboard, then you will probably need to replace the touchpad on your laptop. If the cursor is still jumping while you type using an external keyboard, then you may need to replace the physical laptop.

My advice if you have to get parts replaced is to take the laptop to a certified technician to do the work.

Hope this helps ya!

Oct 28, 2011 | Samsung R580 Notebook

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The cursor jumps backward often while I type, and writes behind where I am, lines behind.


You're probably hitting the touchpad with the heel of your hand while typing. Many people do it without realizing it, and the computer is just moving the cursor to where it thinks you're telling it to go. If you're doing lots of typing, you may want to plug in a USB external mouse and turn off the touchpad. This eliminates the cursor jumping, and a regular mouse makes moving around a document and selecting text easier.

Sep 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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How do you turn off the touch pad


Some notebook users find the touch pad annoying because at times, while typing fast, their thumbs accidentally brush up against the touchpad. This is frustrating because the mouse cursor jumps to a random location on the screen and can cause undesirable things.

To turn off the touchpad when an external mouse or other pointing device is present, you can goto the Control Panel and double click the Mouse properties icon.

Click the Device Select tab and check "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present." The cursor will no longer move via the touchpad.

Oct 24, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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My cursor jumps back to the beginning when i'm trying to type. i'm constantly having to backspace and correct and reset my cursor. any suggestions?


Disable your touchpad if you consistently have this problem.

When you are typing something, and you suddenly touch the touchpad (tapping this touchpad moves the cursor) then your cursor will suddenly change position which then mess up your typing.

If you don'r have an external mouse connected, better be careful not to touch the touchpad. If you have an external mouse, better disable this touchpad.

Mar 03, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Automatically cursor jumps . When we type in the cursor automatically moves fromm one place to another


Hi,
I presume you have a touchpad under your keyboard.
Usually the hand position when you type is such, that it's very easy to involuntarily lighlty touch the touchpad with the base of your thumb, usually the right one, when you move the hand over the touchpad, mostly in the up-left direction.
This causes the cursor to move to some other place, usually up and to the left, resulting in the next characters you type being put in that place :)
Try to keep your hands a little bit more above the touchpad when you type. Also, many touchpad drivers have settings for ignoring light touches/drags, try looking into these settings in your pointing device properties.
As an aid, I would recommend a soft gel wrist support, which automatically elevates your palms above the keyboard.

Nov 13, 2009 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417 Notebook

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Mouse moves on its own


Your palm might be brushing on the touch pad while you are typing that is probably why the cursor jumps to a different location. as for disabling the touch pad I think that it is not possible unless you install a synaptics driver for your laptops touch pad.

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Cursor jumps around


If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:
  1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.
  2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.
    1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
    2. Click Printers and Other Hardware.
    3. Click Mouse.
    4. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab. (Figure 1)
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      Figure 1: Pointer Speed
    5. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.
  3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

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Acer Vista Laptop and cursor nightmare!!


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.

Good luck! : )

Dec 10, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cursor skips lines while typing


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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