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Why does the cursor jump around while typing. I need this to stop.

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By any chance, is there a touchpad below the space bar? Are your thumbs and sleeves clear of the touchpad, or accidentally touching it?

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Try this software:

http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/downloads/list

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.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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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.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: cursor jumps around the screen randomly when I type

well..that can happen when the palm of your hand touches the touchpad, as you are typing..happens to me all the time. try it with your hands a bit more over the top fo the laptop..

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: When I type my cursor continually jumps around to different lines

Well, you could try this...
Go to Start>Controlpanel>mouse>pointer options. At that page tick "Hide pointer whilw typing"
Hope it works for you:)

Posted on May 06, 2009

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I have suggested in the past that people with this type of problem download Intellipoint Mouse software, from Microsoft.

It's a free download, and so far, I have had a good rate of this solution working.

Here is the download page from Microsoft.com,
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EA22BD62-4873-406A-BBBE-C587D35A53BF&displaylang=en

Posted on May 13, 2009

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