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When I press some button it jumps to some other place

WHen I'm typing, and press some key cursor jump to strange locations: sometimes to the middle of the row, sometimes to the beginning ...

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Keyboard problem, just change the keyboard or try to work with external keyboard.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

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SOURCE: I have a Compaq Presario CQ62. When typing

This typically happens when the typist's palms touch the touchpad, which the pad treats as a mouse click. See if the cursor is jumping to where the pointer is.
Most touchpads have a control panel (usually part of the MOUSE Control Panel) where you can reduce the sensitivity (or disable) the left click function from tapping the touchpad.

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

Testimonial: "Hey thanks! I hadn't realised I was doing that. Will lift my palms or use an external keyboard in future. "

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