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My cursor on my toshiba laptop keeps jumping when am typing

So I'll be typing along and then look at the screen and the text is all garbled because the cursor jumped around as I typed.

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Ive seen this problem a few times, the problem is that your accidently or inadvertently touching the touch pad as you type. To fix this just disable the touchpad when your typing or put a piece of paper over it. To disable the touchpad it varies on different models but can normaly be done with a button near it, a FN and F1-8 key combo or through the touchpad driver on the task bar. Consult your manual for information on how to disable this.

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