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Acer Keyboard Cursor moves without my knowledge

I have an Acer Aspire 5720 and I constantly seem to have the cursor move while I am typing - I am suddenly typing in a place I don't want to be. I think the laptop keyboard is at fault, as I can type much better with a regular keyboard hooked into the laptop

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have the same issue with the cursor jumping around. It's VERY annoying! I also have characters injected in a sentence when they weren't touched.

  • garen Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same problem and it happens on many different applications. Would like to understand the issue.

  • sams311311 Feb 26, 2008

    i have the same friggin problem. I get soooo frustrated and want to throw the laptop out the window! Well someone told me to uninstall the driver. That did not work though. I wrote Acer and await the reply

  • dfrenchbk Mar 02, 2008

    Well, after research (some on this site) - I have corrected the problem - !!! It seems that the mouse pad on the laptop was so sensitive to my keyboard tapping when typing that it actually moved the cursor - so I set the mousepad sensitiity to the lowest setting available (it still works fine) and disabled the taping cursor funtion completely - now the keyboard works like it is supposed to :) Happy Day

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    ahhh... I have had the same problem and not with an Acer, but with a Fujitsu, so I'm sure it's common with all types of laptops. Finally, I figured out, after trial and error that you need to turn off the tapping and snap to on the mouse setting. Go to Control Panel > Mouse > Pointer Options, uncheck "snap to" then go to Tapping and uncheck Tapping. That should do it.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    Thats what Acer told me to do and it does work. Thank goodness

  • lawrence50 Mar 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with the cursor moving when I'm typing on my new acer 7720. I'll try some of the solutions you mentioned, but if someone has had the same problems I'm having on an acer 7720 please respond.

    Thanks

    Dave

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    I have a brand new Acer Aspire 5315 laptop and have the same problem. I just lloked up the problem and came right here to find a resolve. I did as you suggested and shutting off the tapping seems to have done the trick. Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Exactly the same symptoms on a new Acer 7720, for me and the missus (who can actually type properly) Tried the Fn+F7 combination, especially as we use an external mouse anyway, and works just fine.



    Only my rubbish typing and silly small [SHIFT] and [ESC] keys to worry about now ....

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    I have a Toshiba Sattelite L41
    I constantly seem to have the cursor move while I am typing - I am suddenly typing in a place I don't want to be. I think the laptop keyboard is at fault, as I can type much better with a regular keyboard hooked into the laptop

  • Pallab2 Apr 01, 2008

    I have a Laptop Toshiba Satellite L40, I constantly seem to have the cursor move while I am typing - I am suddenly typing in a place I don't want to be. I think the laptop keyboard is at fault, as I can type much better with a regular keyboard hooked into the laptop

  • tecdisturbed Apr 03, 2008

    I have tried for about 1 week to stop this problem. I installed AOL 9.0 VR and uninstalled AOL 9.0 and then the "****" hit the fan. I have since spent hours of my day on the phone with tech "help" from outside sources and also AOHELL. I have since uninstalled AOL completely and never want to see it again. I have reinstalled a driver, system restore back almost a week previous to AOL incident,deleted some of the processes in the task master incase of HIGH CPU ( but I don't know what HIGH really is) and now the "tech help" wants me to totally wipe out my computer, save it on external hard drive and then reinstall the entire computer. I am Refusing at this point until I find a better solution. That is the last straw. I have just downloaded the "touch driver" or whatever it was called that the last person highly recommended. So far, nothing has jumped. I will keep you posted.

    Any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I found an option in my mouse controls that allows me to turn off mouse tapping while typing. So far so good. Man that was annoying.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Acer 5315 cursor skips and keystrokes are delayed when typing.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Try turning FLICKS off. This can be found in control panel under pen and input devices.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    ******* mouse moves for no reason

  • wyolin May 29, 2008

    yes I have the same problem cursor has mind of its own. seems to work better if I put it at the extreme top of the screen

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    HI ALL
    yes same problem here with my travelmate 5520, in fact the whole machine is a bit of a let down.............its not as stable and not as quick as my old Acer Aspire, 1520 and thats 4 years old.

    Have downloaded the fix from google and this is the first i have typed since.
    Seems to have fixed it tho...........cheers

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    As I am typing the cursor moves all over the place.....the are sentences and words where they aren't suppose to be. It is very frustrating, especially when you are doing an online typing test.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    hi my cursor get

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    My laptop was sitting on the counter and the cursor was going on and on by itself!!

    I have an aspire 5520!!!

  • larry1834 Jul 16, 2008

    Cursor goes everywhere andem somtime disappearse. Alsdowno has slowed. As you see from this it or cursgoes everywhere

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    my acer aspire 5100 having same problem

  • craftnbeauty Aug 17, 2008

    i have acer 5572 yess my cursor moves by itself! pls help!

  • bharath81082 Aug 19, 2008

    hi you are doing gr8 job in helping people facing lots of problems.i have the same problem. when i type my cursor moves in different place and starts typing in different place where i dont want to type.please help me in solving this problem guys.

  • frigger Aug 21, 2008

    I bought an Acer Aspire 5310 "notebook" (laptop) personal computer in the United Kingdom in October 2007.



    The problem:

    When I'm typing, my text keeps on getting added in the wrong place. It's because the insertion-point frequently moves to the cursor-position. (I thought at first that I was accidentally moving the cursor, but that was wrong.) Every few seconds, the machine seems to imagine that I've pressed the equivalent of a left mouse-button.



    My (partial) solution:

    (It's a "work-around" that works when typing text at the end of a paragraph in a text-entry window that is at least within 1 line of having been filled once, such as when typing a long email.) Put the cursor near the right-hand edge of the text window, at the end of the line that you're typing. As you progress to the next line and the text scrolls upwards, the cursor will remain at the end of the last line of the paragraph.



    Comments et cetera:

    It still drives me mad! Why does a major manufacturer allow a problem that wastes so much of our time to continue being built into their products for so long? As I'm still in my 1-year guarantee period, I'm wondering whether I can claim a refund. Any thoughts?

  • santosh_kumk Aug 21, 2008

    when i typing in word pad mouse cursor moving back again and again in acer laptop

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    My cursor jumps around while I'm typing. It's very frustrating because I'm a pretty fast typist and I don't always look at what I'm typing. I've had long complete posts lost because of this problem. I tried the solution of turning the tap feature off and it works much better. I would like to turn down the sensitivity of my tap pad but I don't know how.

  • fivestarHB Oct 25, 2008

    same problem...out of frustration I typed "cursor drives me mad" hope there is a solution here.....thatnks

    Martin Paul
    www.big-ticketdeals.com


  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008


    This fix seemed to work on my Toshiba laptop as well. I thought I was going crazy with the cursor jumping around! Now it is fixed after 14 months!

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    I also had the same problem but now solved by downloading 'google touchfreeze'. Just type in your google bar and download!! Brill

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I actually have a gateway that was doing the same thing until I saw your posts and used the google fix...Thank you so much! I am a writer and my new laptop was driving me nuts:) soooo much appreciated. thank you

  • jennyhammo Feb 28, 2009

    I just bought my Acer and the same thing was happening to me - it was driving me crazy! Thanks for posting the solution!

  • You fixed it Mar 01, 2009

    thank you so much for the solution. I had been struggling with the keypad since weeks, was planning to take my laptop to Pc world tomorrow. and you just helped me resolve it! thanks a tonn...

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i can't use my mouse pad and i don't know the problem to solve it.I really need a solution as soon as possible.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    I had this problem and downloaded the google solution offered here, the touchfreeze download. Fixed the problem immediately! Thank you!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I have an Acer 5520 computer and my keyboard cursor moves without my knowledge while I'm typing. It just floats around and I end up typing in places I don't mean to be.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i also have an aspire 5720 and u are simply just hitting the touch pad, whether u realise or not... i notice beacause u can get into such a typin frenzy that u aonly realise where ur fingers are hitting, and not the rest of ur hand.. simple as that sorry, no software problems. just watch where ur hands are!

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Thanks I will try to de sensitize my mouse pad

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Hi, I have an Aspire 5920 which I bought off my cousin, and the keyboard jumped all over the place. The TouchFree solution has now cured it, and without it I wouldn't be typing this thank you, as everything I typed would take 6 times as long 'cos I'd have to correct it constantly.

Thank you, Guest Nov 13 2008. I'd become so frustrated with it I almost went and bought an external keyboard. I will forward this onto my uncle who also has the same problem. V. happy :-) :-)

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    Hi, I have an Aspire 5920 which I bought off my cousin, and the keyboard jumped all over the place. The TouchFree solution has now cured it, and without it I wouldn't be typing this thank you, as everything I typed would take 6 times as long 'cos I'd have to correct it constantly.

    Thank you, Guest Nov 13 2008. I'd become so frustrated with it I almost went and bought an external keyboard. I will forward this onto my uncle who also has the same problem. V. happy :-) :-)

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The touch freeze fix from microsft seemed to work for my cursor jumping issues. Thanks for the link for this fix. Makes typing on this laptop easy and enjoyable again.

http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/downloads/list

Rob

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Hi...My typing speed has slowed down to a crawl since I've started typing on the ACER Aspire 7720 keyboard. I used to type over 90 WPM. Now all I'm doing is proofing reading.

I don't want to disable the touchpad while I type.

Is there any other way to stop the cursor from rapidly and repeatedly jumping relocating on the screen. If the laptop wasn't so new, I'd toss it out the window...PLEASE HELP

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We downloaded new mousepad drivers, and went to control panel and turned down the sensativity.

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The touch pad isn't my problem. My touchpad has been disabled for over a year. My text flashy line keeps mvoing back one space. I'm typing this by hitting the end key after every keystroke.

This is what happens if I don't..

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UGH!!!!!

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Posted on Oct 18, 2008

I went into control panel, mouse settings and there was an option to "disable touchpad while typing"... that seems to be working fine so far.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

I have been having teh same problem and tried the 'google' fix and it seems to work OK - thanks for a great solution, this keypad thing was really getting me down

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

I've done so much research on this problem....I had this problem....and nothing worked, my original problem was a really long lag between the time I typed and the time it came on the screen with a lot of letters missing (and no it isn't because I was making typos). Other forums convinced me to roll back my driver which solved that problem but created this one. The cursor going everywhere, I honestly dont' know which was more annoying. One solution is to disable the toucpad everytime you are typing, which worked but was annoying and I would only do it when I was sitting down to write something long. For me it was pretty simple press F7. Anyway, because I didn't do it often enough and was still getting frustrated I continued to search for a solution. I was hoping Acer had come up with a BIOS fix as that was what most people were saying would have to happen before it would be fixed, but instead found this and as I have just typed this entire post with no problems, I'm convinced.

http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/downloads/list

It's a free download and it automatically disables the toucpad while you type without any delay like manually doing it did for me. I'm thrilled. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

Most likely a keyboard problem. Pay attention to your keystrokes, the problem will occur only when you touch a certain key.

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