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ACER ASPIRE 5517 Notebook computer. Cursor is very eratic and jumps, skips and stalls when I try to move it via touchpad. Hitting the escape key fixes the problem for a short while. I have used Control Panel to adjust the cursir and touchpad, but problem remains.

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Try doing a system restore back to the point when it was working properly.
hope this helps.

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Even though you may not actually ever contact the touchpad while typing, many laptops have the flat ribbon cable that connects to the motherboard under at least a portion of the keyboard. This can cause the touchpad to think it's been activated and make the cursor jump when keys are struck.

Here's a really simple little application called "Touchfreeze"you can install that automatically disables the touchpad ONLY when you are typing. If it does not solve your problem, at least it will have no effect on your computer in any negative way.

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

Before you're hasty to leave a negative rating for this response, keep in mind that this program may help hundreds of others who view this post. I've seen it cure end many people's woes who weren't actually touching the touchpad.

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Try this software:

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

Touch Freeze will disable the touchpad when you start typing. I have not used it, but give it a try.

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