Recently I started having some problems while typing on my Acer laptop....While I'm typing the cursor will sometimes jump back to an sentence above or between letters. I've done a search about this problem and mostly the answers I see are it's caused by accidently touching the touch pad. That's not the case here. I've had this laptop over a yr and the problem only started about 2 weeks ago.
I have been having the same problem for some time now with my Acer laptop and windows vista. What worked for me was changing a Mouse setting in the Control Panel. Go to Control Panel -> Mouse. Then go to the "Tapping" tab and make sure that the "Tap off when typing" box is Checked
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IF you are using a laptop avoide when you type the mouse pad or the the rubber covered mouse in the middle of the keyboard.I have the same problem sometimes.If not you have a bad keyboard,try using a external one to see if the problem happens with this one aswell.
This is on a laptop? I use to have the same thing happen to me, couldn't figure out what it was until I paid close attention to what I was doing. When i was typing the bottom part of my palms use to just touch the touch pad moving the cursor. Watch yourself see if that's what's happening. The best way to test this would be to disable your touchpad while your typing and see if it happens. If it doesn't, enable your touchpad again. If it starts happening again i would said that's what it is. Hopefully that'll take care of it for you.
Solution one: Don't apply pressure to left side of laptop :)
Solution two: Bits of hardware (like your touchpad) plug into the mainboard with thin ribbon connectors. Sounds like this has become loose, or something is shorting against something else. Solution is to take it to bits and reseat the connectors on the mainboard. Not easy to do and I really don't recommend you do it unless you know what you are doing; laptops are so fiddly and difficult to get apart.
If it's in warranty then get Acer to sort it. If not you may want to pay to get it fixed (or go with solution one!).
My experience: cursor suddenly moving backward when i was typing, or moving somewhere else on the page. I would be typing and text suddenly would get highlighted. I followed someone's advice to disable the touch pad. Since I do have a mouse & key pad that was all i had to do.
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Yep, it was that simple. At first I made sure i typed without my fingers or palms touching or near the touchpad. I noticed it seemed to stop or happen less. Soon as I disabled the touch pad all is back to normal. Yet I spent hrs trying to find out how and there were all these posts by people suggesting downloads and other more complicated things etc..