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Screen moves in reverse direction to curso

When using the trackpad on my G4 laptop, the screen moves about half a centimetre in the opposite direction to the cursor on initial trackpad input, and during any subsequent change in direction. Is this problem likely to be software or hardware related? This problem developed spontaneously about a month ago. I have recently updated to Leopard, same problem. I installed two-finge trackpad scrolling around a year ago, no problems, but wonder if it might be related to this?

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  • gconeill Mar 30, 2009

    I managed to fix the problem by using the Apple-F12 function key combination, which I found at this site. But thanks




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Go to the system preferences and look at the universal access, check to see if you have turned on the "seeing" section, if so turn it off, this might be the source of the problem

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Thank you, Krabby. I installed the security update 2009-001 last night and when I started up my macbook pro this morning I had the same problem gconeill desribed above. Your suggestion was the fix.

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