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When I type text, ie. email, documents, anything, the cursor jumps around throughout the text I'm typing, so I have to type very slowly and keep my eyes on the text to make sure my next word doesn't e

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Try disabling the touchpad, Ctrl + Fn7 works on most acer laptops

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