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Cursor jumps The cursor will jump to lines already typed. When typing this, the cursor jumped to the first line.

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  • eugene_1942 Jan 17, 2009

    I have tried all of that but the problem continues.
    Even when I try to type with just 2 fingers away from the pad,
    it still jumps.


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Set the sensitivity for the touch-pad to a lower setting.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas Jan 17, 2009

    you can turn off the touch-pad and use a usb micro mouse. This is what I ended up doing with mine.

  • Kathleen Jones
    Kathleen Jones Nov 20, 2013

    Thanks Michael. I don't like using a mouse but I'll try it. Anything to stop this problem

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