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Typing and keyboard issues

When typing sentences I have stumbled upon a major, and very annoying, problem. As I write a sentence the "blinker" (As I am no computer expert I do not know the correct termonology. It is the line after you write a letter/word/sentence)As I write the blinker randomly moves in between words/sentences and starts writing there instead of in the correct place. As a result my sentence would have another part of a sentence in it. Example: Today is Mond nyoutsideay and it is rainy, yet sun It is suppose to say, " Today is Monday and it is rainy yet sunny outside." Also if I go to, lets say Google, and type in a search. While I am typing it refreshes the page or redirects me to another page or it enters what I have put into the search before I have finished typing in what I am searching. Another problem is as I write for some reason part of the text goes blue, before I notice, and then deletes part of my sentence.I know how to retrieve it back but it has been happening pretty frequently. I think it may be where the curser is placed. I have noticed that wherever my curser is, is also where the sentence merging is happening. Though as when I place it out of the text box the refreshing/redirecting happens. I hope you can help me fix this problem. It really is a nuisance.

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  • Made_of_pure May 11, 2009

    Yes it is a laptop. I re-adjusted my settings, but it still have the problem as I write and sentences merging into one another. 


  • Made_of_pure May 12, 2009

    Yes, I have a mouse, but it only works on my wacom tablet. 


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If you're using a laptop, it sounds like the trackpad is too sensitive, so that as you type, when your thumbs touch the pad, the cursor moves.  You can adjust this easily in settings/preferences.

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • Kevin O'Brien
    Kevin O'Brien May 12, 2009

    Do you use an external mouse?

  • Kevin O'Brien
    Kevin O'Brien May 12, 2009

    But do you use an external mouse on the laptop that has the problem?  If you do, then turn off the trackpad.

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