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When I'm typing, the cursor moves

For some reason, right in the middle of typing something, my satellite will suddenly be typing in another place on the page, often in the middle of a sentence I've already typed, causing all kinds of confusion for me. I have to constantly watch the screen even when typing in name and addie info at a website because my computer will erase sentences, stop typing, or move the cursor. It seems to coincide with processor activity. I'd really like to be able to type nonstop for more than a few minutes without my computer deciding that it wants to put the cursor somewhere else, or even nowhere else.

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  • ccbett Dec 28, 2007

    no - it seems completely random. I'm a relatively good typist and the cursor will move itself even when I'm not touching the computer, like when I stop to check what I've typed or what I'm reading

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    I have the same problem with the Acer Aspire 5720-4171. I've tried calling Acer but I can not find their technical support number from their website. Also their website is extremely slow.

  • JoEgg Jan 02, 2008

    I have this same problem, and it's so annoying!!! I've tried changing the mouse setting to be hidden whilst typing , but this does not fix it!!!

  • coutz Jan 24, 2008

    I have the same problem and have been putting up with it since I bought this Toshiba satellite computer over 2 years ago. I don't think it's the touch pad....because it happens when the processor starts to run!!!

    Anyone would be my hero if they know how to fix this!!! IT IS ANNOYING!!!!

  • jeffintampa Feb 23, 2008

    I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite with the same problem. The cursor usually jumps to the top of the screen rather than the sides or the bottom. I've gotten very careful about keeping my hands away from the TouchPad while typing, but have seen no improvement. It would be nice to figure out if this is a hardware or software problem. Seems to be more of a hardware issue.

  • Lyfisgd May 25, 2008

    I just got a Toshiba Satellite this week, and it's doing the same blasted thing! Any solutions yet?

  • Lyfisgd May 25, 2008

    I just got a Toshiba Satellite this week, and am having the same frustrating problem...argh!

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Have the Toshiba Sat. A205 and have the exact same issues, it seems to be prevalent and wide ut how tospread, yet Toshiba support foruma are oddle vague about how to address it. HELP HELP HELP (BTW - the cursor moved 3 times while I was typing this) HELP

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I had a Toshiba Satellite with the same problem, so I recently bought an HP Pavilion thinking it wouldn't be an issue. WRONG!



    I thought it was the optical mouse I was using, until I unplugged it and still had the same issue. Likewise with disabling the touchpad mouse. It appears that wherever the cursor/arrow is, that's the line where the typing will jump to.



    What's the solution?!

  • ccbett Oct 03, 2008

    Since I don't use my touch pad - I disabled it rather than trying to reinstall the drivers. Disabling the touch pad had helped tremendously - The problem is now occurring very rarely. Can't help you touch pad users, though.

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I can't even type this complain without the cursor jumping around. It is so annoying. The Toshiba people are stupid or have no brain at all.

  • kate1885 Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with an ACER Aspire 5717Z - it is driving me crazy! I have emailed Acer but they have not supplied any helpful solution.
    Does any one know of a registered valid "Freeze" programme for the touchpad - the one suggested on a previous comment was not from a validated source and my laptop would not download. Surely there must be an answer when so many people have the same problem.

    Kate


  • EB81 Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same issue EXCEPT I have had this laptop for four months and no issues whatsoever until two days ago. I can't believe that suddenly I am keeping my hands in a different position, thereby hitting the touchpad. I read somewhere that malware can contribute, so I'm currently running a scan. Will let you know if it makes a difference! I'm using a Dell Latitude D360 with Vista.

  • Thomas Pocock May 11, 2010

    Please make sure that your computer isn't infected by a virus.

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To resolve this issue please follow the steps below:-
1) Locate the picture icon called "Synaptics Touchpad" or "Pointing Device" that is located next to the digital time (usually in the bottom right hand side of the screen).
2) Click on the icon with the right-hand mouse clicker and select the option: MOUSE PROPERTIES in the small sub-menu that pops up.
3) You should now see a new window dominating the screen with several options and tabs along the top. Select the "Tapping" tab listed there with the left-hand mouse clicker.
4) When Tapping Selected the menu window will change presenting some new options. There should be an option near the bottom of the menu called "Tap off when typing" Click the box next to this menu option, success will bring up a little tick in the box clicked on.
5) To the right of the "Tap off when typing" option there should be a new sliding controller available with two options on either end (Short ---- Long) and a triangular shaped slider button in the middle of the two. The triangular shaped button needs to be moved to approximately three-quarters to the right (towards "long").
6) Once above step has been completed left click select the "Apply" button on the bottom right hand side of the menu, and then click "Ok" to confirm changes.

Hope this solves your problem :0)

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Im not sure but i read that this might work its a free program called touch freeze heres the link good luck http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/

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Are you bumping the touch pad while typing?

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I had this same problem and its enough to drive you batty. Solved it by adjusting the touchpad in the mouse control panel. Decrease the sensitivity of the touchpad to light or all the way light.

If you don't have an option for the touchpad in the control panel, dowload the latest software for it at:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R176423&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1525&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=14029&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=17&fileid=239968

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

Try uninstalling the touch pad drivers and reinstall them again. Go to your computer's download page to re-download the drivers

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