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Cursor skips lines while typing

Hi, This is an ol Acer travelmate 290. It quite suddenly starts skipping back at random while typing text ( like now !) to re position the cursor back a few lines ( so i find myself typing in the middle of stuff i've already typed!). Its irritating to say the least. A solution will be appreciated. Thanks. My specific problem is, or was, that the skipped characters back to former lines of type, inserting characters in other words, started only a few days ago, and mostly in the body of the email text in gmail. It also happened in online forms such as this one and in notepad. but it doesn't seem to be happening now. A Dell Chat agent looked at the settings on the wacom tablet and asked me to disable the scroll and put all other settings on default.I was inclined to think that while typing in gmail text in the body of the email that I was hitting some other key, but I didn't know which one. I don't think the pads of my thumbs are hitting the touchpad. so I'll see if this never happens again I'll consider it fixed by the online helper.

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    suziart Jan 28, 2008

    I did a restore point back to Dec 31 and the problem seems to have gone away. Meanwhile I lost IE7 and went back to IE6, so I can download that again. A local computer tech had downloaded some fix-your-problem software, I forget what it was called, and I was told that that could have facilitated the problem with the cursor. It was getting worse, pages were scrolling when I didn't want them to and the email I was writing in was getting saved in draft by itself, and emails were being sent before being finished. My mouse on the drawing tablet, and the pen were seeming to be causing these problems. But now I am told by a local tech to do a system restore that it might have been a software conflict. I'll let you know what happens next, because I might want to change the restore point.

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    suziart Apr 30, 2008

    This seems to have repaired the problem. I have only had two skips in the past three or four days.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have a problem with the cursor skipping back instead of going forward, this seems to happen in Mozilla Firefox and not in Internet Explorer. I have to use Mozilla because my internet Explorer keeps crashing - can anyone help? This had just started happening :(

  • Hulk1 Oct 16, 2008

    I have a Acer 5570z

    When I am typing it skip to the previous like

    or it start in middle of a sentence.

    Can I fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009


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    I had this problem and solved it in minutes by downloading and installing a neat little freeware program called TouchFreeze. Google it and give it a try. --Erik E./Brooklyn

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have a sony viao and have windows xp and this happens to me all of the time and doesn't appear to have anything to do with the touchpad!



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I had this problem and solved it in minutes by downloading and installing a neat little freeware program called TouchFreeze. Google it and give it a try. --Erik E./Brooklyn

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