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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you type like me, it's probably your wrist or the heel of your hand contacting the touchpad -- below the keyboard. An experiment to test this might be for you to cut a small piece of foam (like an old mousepad) and place it over the touchpad. Type away! If the cursor doesn't jump around, remove the foam and type a bit more. If the cursor jumps around, it's likely caused by contact with the touchpad.
I write from experience as I had a Toshiba Satellite A127 -- and found that my right hand would contact the touchpad and sometimes move the cursor around.
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Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Have a D600 myself and found anothe post that worked for me!
First, my problem was replying to emails the cursor would jump when typing usually back up into the middle of the text somewhere.
If this is similar, read on.
First, go to Dell's website, downlaod the latest driver for the Alps Touchpad: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R113813&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D600&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2514&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=7&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=17&fileid=149404
Download the driver but do not install yet. Note, this is for a Dell Latitude D600, Windows XP. Vista may have a different driver.
Open Control Panel/Mouse/TouchPad Tab/Touch Sensitivity Button. Open Touch Sensitivity, adjust below the halfway point on the slider. Try different settings, you may also want to check the "Tap off when typing" box.
If you do not show these properties as above, you probably don't have the latest driver installed. In that case, install the driver you downloaded above then come back and refer to the instructions.
I spend 90% of my day on this D600 and really love it, not a speed demon, but light enought to carry with one hand and is a great email/browser machine as you probably already know!
Before installing tis driver
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
SOURCE: cursor on my keypad 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:.
a. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
b. Click Printers and Other Hardware.
c. Click Mouse.
d. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab.
e. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.
f. Click OK.
g. 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.
4. After connecting an external mouse, uninstall the touchpad driver from the Device manager listed under the "mice and other pointing devices" category and restart the Computer.
5. Download the Touchpad driver compatible to the Operating System installed on the Computer from the manufacturer's site and install it after restarting the Computer.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
I have been there, I think. The internal mouse in the middle of laptop has a stripe in it along one side. What happens is that your thumb touches it probably, while you are using the keyboard.Look at your hand/thumb the next time this happens.
Posted on May 15, 2010
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