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Cursor jumps position

Quite frequently while entering text the cursor may jump to another position at any time. Sometimes after two letters sometimes midway through a sentence and most frequently when the space bar is used. This happens in all word processing formats including application forms & Instant Messenger etc. It is so frequent that it takes ages to get anything done.

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  • ljaysweb Feb 04, 2009

    I have a toshiba satellite laptop and cannot disable touch pad.
    I suspected that I may be touching the pad and took great carenot to but still having the same problem. The OS I'm useing is Microsoft Vista home premium edition. The one I had listed was the closest match so I could get through. Would like to disable touch pad to see if this works first.

  • ljaysweb Feb 04, 2009

    Tried all your suggestions except changing mouse. When I first went into control panel mouse the box to disable touch pad was grayed out. After uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse I went to control panel mouse and there was no place to disable touch pad when mouse is plugged in and dialogue box says mouse working properly

  • ljaysweb Feb 04, 2009

    This mouse is brand new (could possibly be malfunctioning)and control panel says working properly. There does not seam to be any problem with the external mouse. The problem is I cannot disable the touch pad to see if this is the cause of the jumping cursor

  • ljaysweb Feb 04, 2009

    No! How does that work?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    Try the sp2 update. this should fix this issue.

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Are you using a pc or notebook? If you use a notebook, do you have a wireless mouse connected? And last, when this happens, are any other applications running in the background?

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There should be a hotkey on the keyboard which will disable the touchscreen.

You wouldn't believe the people with your same problem and computer!!!

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It seems some mouse senser problem. try a new mouse.
and let me know.
Thanks

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Sure enough, I believe a previous solution provider is correct. I just made similar adjustments and it greatly improved the sensitivity to my touchpad.

Go to Control Panel, and double click your mouse. There should be a tab that allows you to select sensitivity. On mine, the specific adjustment was "PlamTouch" for minimizing inadvertent touches of the touchpad with my palm while typing.

Reply back what you find.

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Try updating to the sp2 pack.

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Most times the problem is in the mouse itself. Cordless mice have their symptoms too. I have found that a mouse wired to the destop and use frequently breaks the wires in the area were the mouse wire exits the mouse. That is cause by bending and twisting and the wires inside break and touch off and on as the mouse is moved. This causes intemittant comunication to the computer, like pause and missed letters.
Other time this happen when you download a different software program for a different type of mouse has been downloaded to you computer. Optical mice tend to get dust and skip durnig movement.
I use a logitech mouse and find that Vista and Microsoft responds very well.
It is a LX3 Logitech USB mouse and the best mouse for about $13.00

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Try checking the mouse settings on control panel.

Also go to device manager, under control panel>>Hardware.

In device manager delete and reinstall mose.

If theat does not work, replace the mouse.

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Hi if you are using a laptop your hand is touching the touchpad and it makes it jump.

You can confirm this by using a external keyboard or turning the touchpad off with A FN + F1-12 button combination it waries laptop to laptop one of the buttons F1-F12 will turn the touchpad on and off.

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  • Ekse Feb 04, 2009

    Select the mouse, and on top of the device manager theres a disable button.

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Have u done a touch pad aligment test?

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My Electronic crossword puzzles by RadioShack comes on but will not do anything. I just put in new batteries. I do not have my manual.


Adjusting The Display

To increase or decrease the display's contrast so it is easier to read,
hold down FUNCTION, then press /\ or \/ on the cursor pad.

Playing The Game

1. Press ON/OFF to turn on the game.

If you have not worked a puzzle since installing or replacing the
batteries, CROSSWORD MASTER appears. Otherwise, the display is as it
was when the game was turned off.

2. To start a new puzzle at any time, press FUNCTION and 1 (I), 2 (O), or
3 (P) at the same time. 1 is for beginner-type games, and 2 and 3
increase in difficulty. NEW GAME LEVEL 1, 2, OR 3 Y/N appears.

3. Press Y to start a new puzzle. A crossword grid with flashing cursor
appears (O).

Otherwise, press N. The display appears as it was when you pressed
FUNCTION and 1, 2, or 3.

4. Press (or hold down) /\, \/, <, or > on the cursor pad to move the
cursor around the puzzle.

5. With the flashing cursor in the desired location, press ? to see the
clue(s) for the word(s) in that location.

Any letters you already entered appear, along with a dash for each
missing letter. The number of letters appears in parentheses - for
example, (5) for a solution with 5 letters. If the solution includes
more than one word, the number of letters for each word appears in the
format - for example, (5, 3, 4) for a solution with three words.

If the flashing cursor appears at the junction of two words (across
and down), both clues appear, across first, then down.

6. Press ? again to return to the crossword display, then use the letter
keys to type your answer.

If the flashing cursor was at the junction of two words and you enter
the first letter of your answer, two small arrows appear in the
adjacent across and down squares. Before typing the rest of your
answer, press > or \/ (across or down) on the cursor pad to indicate
which word you are entering.

Press /\ on the keyboard to erase the letter just above, and < to
erase the letter to the left of, the flashing cursor.

To erase a word, hold down FUNCTION and press WORD DELETE (Z).

To spell check the puzzle at any time, hold down FUNCTION and press
SPELL (T). The [+] symbol indicates the location of each incorrect
letter.

When you complete a crossword correctly, GAME COMPLETED appears.

7. Press ON/OFF to turn off the game. The current puzzle is saved.

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My cursor jumps around. Why?


(1) If you are using a laptop for typing text and your cursor is jumping around while you are working with a touch pad then it is a common defect in many Laptops. The solution to this is that you disable the touch pad by pressing down Fn key and selecting the appropriate Function key. You have to use a mouse.
(2) If you are using a desktop and the cursor is jumping then it is a very high probability that you have a virus in your computer. Take a updated virus cleaner/remover and scan/clean your system.

Nov 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic for PC

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Each line starts with a Capital alphabet-MSWORKS V8


"Working-As-Designed"
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When entering text into Microsoft Works or Microsoft Word, just keep typing as the cursor goes across the page, and then end a sentence, or paragraph, with a period. Then, press ENTER to start a new paragraph, and Works/Word will automatically capitalize the first letter of the first word of the new sentence.

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When writing a e-mail,cursor one of a sudden jumps somewhere else and is writing there.Any solution???From: urs.vollenweider@ yahoo.com


This happened to my MSI A6000 all the time. Updating the touch pad drivers took care of the problem completely. Sometimes the laptop vendors, like mine, do not do a good job of allowing folks to get an updated driver, so you might have to seek out the vendor of the touch pad to get them directly.

Good luck

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Try using a mouse, and then go into ctrl panel and set the touchpad option to slow to reduce the sensitivity.

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try this and see if it works
: In control panel, click on "printers and other hardware" then "mouse" then "pointer options" then uncheck "hide pointer while typing" then "apply" "ok"

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Letters print out cancelling other words


there is a feature on your computer to switch between "insert" which inserts words at the point of your cursor, without being destructive to other text, and "overwrite" mode, which replaces current words/text with what you type. in Microsoft Word or other word processing programs, you can see a small symbol representing either "INS or OVR" in the bottom status bar. to switch between these modes, press the "Insert" key on your keyboard (also labeled "Ins" on some keyboards), this toggles the insert/overwrite mode back and forth.
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Jumping cursor when typing


Since you have a logitech mouse, lets just disable the touchpad. You should be able to disable the touchpad via one of these methods:
  1. Look on the top row of keys. You should have one that looks like a little mouse. If you do, hold down the "fn" key in the bottom, and press the key with the mouse on it. That *should* disable the touchpad.
  2. Go to the control panel, and find the keyboard and mouse settings. Digging through the menus, you should find a touchpad. You can disable it through there.
Steven

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