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Cursor jumping around while typing text

Cursor moving around while typing text. Cursor moves suddenly without warning into previous text. Happens in Word, Outlook. Can usually make it through 65-70 characters including spaces before it happens. Troubleshooting--cleaned keyboard, no change. Turned off touchpad sensitivity, no change. Help?

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You wouldn't have some live insect in your keyboard have you? I've seen Microwaves do strange stuff when infested with some tiny insects BUT I doubt it's the case with your machine. I am trying to recall a Keyboard key that I sometimes accidentally press when trying to create a document using Word, etc which does the same or similar to what you've described. It pees me of as I don't know which button I hit, it is one of the main reasons I avoid Word, Outlook, etc. Please let us know if solved, cheers.

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SOURCE: samsung labtop cursor jumps around when typing causing all kinds of problems including highlighting and erasing entire lines or sentences!

Press Fn & F10. This disables the touchpad. You will have to use arrows or a mouse to move the cursor. This helps when you are doing a lot of typing. Press the same keys to enable the touchpad when you are finished typing.

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