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Skipping cursor I will start typing at the blinking cursor and everything is fine and then suddenly the cursor will skip back to where ever the original cursor is/was. Please help!!! I am about to toss my laptop out of the window!

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  • NancyOlock Feb 01, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my ACER laptop...the cursor randomly jumps to other parts of the text while i am typing!!! Really, really annoying. Would love someone to offer suggestions!

  • 511311 Feb 18, 2008

    I ve an Acer Alapttop 5720spirehaaproplem I have. this is the snnd

    The above should read "I have an Acer Aspire 5720 Laptop and this is the problem I have".

    I usually use an external mouse as I find it easier and thought the mouse might have been the problem. So I disconnected it and am using the mouse pad on the laptop and have found the problem far worse .

    Is it a hardware propblem, it certainly seems it.

    If advice is not given within the next two weeks I am taking this laptop back and having a refund.

  • MSStates Feb 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem. My computer was working fine until it updated and changed my settings. I took someone's adivce I pushed fn (by left ctrl button) and f7 (turns off touchpad) it seems to have worked.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I have the same problem on a Toshiba laptop with external mouse. Seems the prob is with Vista software. No solution found yet.

  • sales892 Sep 21, 2008

    I have an Acer, aspire 5315, just got it about 2 months ago and it has Vista. I now have SP1 but the cursor does the same things in Word and Outlook emails, it bounces everywhere, I do not believe I am touching the touch pad and the cursor just keeps bouncing everywhere in the document and also in email, seemst to go to the PRINT button and prints my half typed emails ...the cursor bounces all over inside documents and I have not been able to figure this out. My techie says I am touching it, but I have been using touchpads for yrs and this has not happened until I got the new acer with Vista. Very frustrating, Another problem poster said they tought it happend with the Y alot and it



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NO! Neither they nor I am accidentally tapping the home key. It's a real problem. I have a Dell Inspirion, and I have the exact same very obnoxious problem. We are all looking for someone to provide real answers to a very real problem NOT caused by us.

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  • Jeremiah McCarver Jul 17, 2013

    NO! Neither they nor I am accidentally tapping the home key. It's a real problem. I have a Dell Inspirion, and I have the exact same very obnoxious problem. We are all looking for someone to provide real answers to a very real problem NOT caused by us.


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I don't want to sound sarcastic... but are you accidentally tapping the "home" key?

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