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Cursor bounces around, doesn't release when highlighting

When highlighting something, the cursor(?)(highlighting) doesn't 'release' even when the mouse button is released. When typing, the cursor will suddenly bounce around- frequently several lines up and I find I'm suddenly typing in the middle of a word 4 lines up. This happens using a mouse and/or using the touchpad.

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    No, I'm using XP and don't think that's and option with XP. I don't see 'track stick' in the touchpad settings. ??

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There may be a stuck key on the keyboard, especially directional keys (maybe caused by a spilled soft drink) ... open laptop to 90 degree angle and then put on its side and blow with canned air to remove debris. If this doesn't help, you may have to remove the keyboard and clean underneath it ... good luck!

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Does your laptop have a touch pointer within the keypad? This can cause the problem you're experiencing. Did you try turning the track stick off in the touchpad settings?

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