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Typing problem when I type on this laptop, all of a sudden the next line cuts into a previous typed line, so I have to take the mouse cursor and reposition it on the next blank line. It is an intermittent problem. I replaced the keyboard, but it still does the same thing. I'm using openoffice 2.3 version, I'm using microsoft word. it even happened when I was on the internet typing in some information on a website.

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  • bailiffman Feb 20, 2008

    thank you for your response to my question. I shall check into what you told me to do.

  • bailiffman Feb 20, 2008

    Hi, I tried disconnecting the external mouse and making some mouse adjustments, and I was typing for a little bit, then it started again where the typing would jump back into previous typed text.

  • bailiffman Feb 20, 2008

    thanks again for responding to my question.


  • bailiffman Feb 21, 2008

    I actually have the external mouse and the built in one. from the previous response to my question, this time I tried typing by being very careful not to go near the built in mouse and so far, I haven't notice the problem happening.

    so I'll keep monitoring this situation.

    thanks very much for responding to my problem.

    I really appreciate everyone responding to my problem.

    take care,


  • bailiffman Feb 22, 2008

    how do you disable the built-in mouse on the laptop. I thought I did it, but it didn't work. after I got to device manager and clicked on the Alp Touch Pad and advance settings, I went to "detection disabled", but that didn't work.



  • bailiffman Mar 10, 2008

    I downloaded some software from the internet that allows me to disable the built-in mouse on the laptop and so far, so good.

    I will keep monitoring this situation to make sure that, that is the solution to the problem as was suggested above, disabling the mouse.



  • bailiffman Mar 10, 2008

    I downloaded some software from the internet that allows me to disable the built-in mouse on the laptop and so far, so good.

    I will keep monitoring this situation to make sure that, that is the solution to the problem as was suggested above, disabling the mouse.




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Hi, do you use an external mouse or do you just use the one on the board? Because this same thing happened to me and it was because when I type I actually brush against the mouse pad built in the laptop and that makes it skip to different lines when I type. So I bought an external mouse and disabled the one built in and I have no problems now. Good Luck!

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Have you tried going into mouse options and disabling mouse while typing? I doubt it's a hardware issue. This has happened with open office before, but a driver update fixed the situation.
I'd first check the settings for mouse controller and see if that doesn't do the trick.
Good luck

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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    jim walenciak Feb 20, 2008

    is the mouse erratic at any other time? ie does it wonder off by itself occasionally? It's possible the connector isn't quite right.

    The best reason is still that the mouse settings aren't set correctly for the way you position your hands to type. Sometimes a little more pressure on the palm rest on either side will cause the mouse to engage, or an inadvertant click of the upper mouse keys.

    Sorry I can't be of more help. It's possible the board has a problem. I'd make sure al drivers are installed from dell for your model, if that doesn't reslove the issue, a complete reinstall of windows, not just an overlay or repair.

    Good luck


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