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Cursor jumps erratically

When I'm typing a document (letter, memo, email etc) the cursor will suddenly move up several lines and continue with my input there. Very. Frust-Rating. Is it anything to do with my touchpad (which I NEVER use?)

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  • Alan DM
    Alan DM Apr 02, 2008

    If that is indeed what is happening, is there a technique to prevent it? Why is the touchpad
    a) so huge?
    b) at the bottom of the panel?
    c) enabled all the time?

    Thanks SallieJohns, and good luck to you, mate.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with a inpirion 6000 and it is totally irratic ... nothing to do with the touch pad or mouse .... it seems to be a problem associated most commonly with Word.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with Latitude D630 ATG.

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Mine jump to where the cursor is positioned or close by. Its a PAIN

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

I have the same problem...it is totally irratic, and is not in association to the cursor. it jumps back into the text, or in word up to previous lines.

Mine is definitely not a touch pad issue.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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Most likely, your wrist is gently touching the touchpad, and your computer is interpreting it as a 'tap,' and it so happens your cursor was located several lines up.
Or if you use a separate mouse, is it on a wood or uneven surface? This will cause it to jump up those few lines and again, your wrist (or if you have big hands like I do, the bottom of your thumbs) will tap it.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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    SallieJohns Apr 02, 2008

    If you use an external mouse, you can disable the touchpad in the device manager.

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