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Moving cursor. When I begin to type on the keyboard the cursor goes haywire. Most times it goes to top right or bottom left corner.Other times it crawls across the screen. Any ideas? thanks

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  • Leatherneckh Apr 29, 2008

    Touch pad. If I use a mouse (USB) everthing is fine until I try to type something.

  • Leatherneckh Apr 29, 2008

    Netrecov, I'll check into that possibility. The problem didn't start until I started using the laptop on my desk. My wireless sysem & router sit next to my desk. I'll get back.



    Thanks

  • Kevin Flannagan
    Kevin Flannagan May 11, 2010

    Are you using the touch pad or a wireless mouse?

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Well there is a few things that could possibly be happening. if it is a touch pad or a wireless mouse something like a cell phone sitting close enough to them could be causing some interference. the second one is that you could possibly have the mouse keys turned on where you can control the mouse with the keyboard.

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I have the same problem with Dell laptops all the time - including the one I'm typing on now. Install the Synapse Touch driver from the Dell website. It puts an icon in your system tray that you can right click on and disable the Synapse and the "stick" when you have a mouse attached.

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Try going into the set up for the mouse and adjusting the sensitivity. Pay attention to how your hands set on the lap top while typing, you could inadverdently be pressint on the mouse pad with the edge of your hand and making it jump. Under the properties for the mouse you can disable the touch pad while typing and also make it less sensitive so the light touches of your hand while typin will not make it jump around.

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