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Compaq laptop keyboard probs

Every few strokes the text is inserted elsewhere on the page--like the cursor jumps back to different box (fields) on page.

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I´ve had a problem like this with just about every notebook I ever used. I assumed it was caused by some part of one of my hands touching (ever so lightly) the touch pad, and thus changing the cursor position.
The only solution I ever found was to use an external mouse and to disable the touch pad (via BIOS, I think).

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First make sure the tab key isn't jammed, if not then try updating the drivers for the keyboard. to do so go to start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager. Then expand the "keyboards..." category and double click on the appropriate one. then when the properties window pops up, click on the driver tab and click on update driver

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Just check if ur enter key is left pressed or its jammed,

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On my laptop - lenovo G550 - sometimes when I type, the cursor jumps back sometimes a few characters or a few words.


Welcome to Fixya

This is a common issue for this computer. Check the properties of the touchpad by going to control panel then click mouse. Go to mouse properties then look for option that says "TAP OFF WHEN TYPING". Put a check mark on that box to enable it. Press ok then restart the computer and obeserve the issue. Please see picture below.

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Cursor keeps jumping back in text when typing. This results in over typing things already typed. Not sure if this is me or a problem with my new laptop ?


Hi,

This is either caused by a remaining flea power on the laptop.

Try draining the flea power first:

1. Remove the battery and ac adapter
2. Press and hold the power button for at least 10sec.
3. Put back the battery and ac adapter
4. Turn on the computer

open a notepad, or any microsoft office and check if the cursor keeps jumping. If yes, try updating the touchpad driver / BIOS update.

Hope this helps.

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My Asus Eee netbook keyboard seems to "cut and insert" when I am writing sentences. I will start writing and all of a sudden I will notice that it will start typing from wherever the cursor was to begin...


My eee netbook will do that too. it seems that parts of my thumbs or palms tend to hit the touchpad at times clicking the cursor on different parts of the page? could this be happening to you? try disabling the touchpad with the little silver button on the left hand side of the keyboard at the top. If this does not help, you may need to replace the keyboard. It can be ordered from the asus online store.

Hope this helps you!

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When you press ENTER to finish working in a cell, Microsoft Excel moves the cursor one cell down by default. However, you can select the direction in which you want the cursor to move.
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  2. On the Edit tab, do one of the following:
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What worked for me was changing a Mouse setting in the Control Panel.
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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.
HOW TO DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD FOR ACER 3680 AND OTHERS??? PRESS Fn +F7
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