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Keyboard curser bounces around

I bought my acer laptop new about a month ago. From day one, I have been so frustrated when I type! My curser jumps backwords, will land in the middle of another word, or completely disappear. I spent this much time because I thought maybe it was a setting, because I was unfamiliar with Vista, or because I had put in Open Office, and maybe there was a conflict. But now, after trying to find some sort of logic to what makes it go where when, I am sure something is broken! It happens in my email, anywhere. It's actually an Acer 5720-4126

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  • mojavepen May 21, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. In fact it is even hard to type this message. Did you figure out how to fix it?

  • cpatel Jun 05, 2008

    I have ACER Aspire 4720 and have the same problem. The touch pad is too sensitive. In Linux there is a fix to disable touchpad while typing, in XP I have not heard of a solution.



    I tried looking for the Synaptics or equivalent device tool, but no luck.

    I would appreciate the solution.



  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my Acer Aspire 5720. Cannot disable it from the control panel, only uninstall it. Want to smash the bloody thing and drive my truck over it!

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Are you bumping the touch pad while you type? This may be causing the curser to move around. This laptop is known for its sensitive touch pad.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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    Georgia B Apr 19, 2008

    Try disabling the "Tap" feature for the touch pad.

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