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Laptop when typing text into email or instant messaging the cursor jumps back into already written previous text

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  • aejf1955 Aug 26, 2008

    happens with usb mouse and no mouse attached

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This problem is most likely due to the touchpad (the pad on the laptop that replaces the use of a mouse). While typing, a small tap or even pressure from the hands that rest around the touchpad cause it to jump and screws a sentence up. Sorry for my language but it irritated me for a long time until I figured it out. Go to your control panel and from there go to the mouse/touchpad properties. Here, in the Tapping Tab you can : 1. select the touchpad to be inactive while typing and 2. invalidate tapping when it is done in a corner. Try this and I am sure it will clear up a grueling grudge (atleast it cleared mine). :) Good luck.

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Are U sure therees no Handphone or mangentic things near the laptop? did u use usb mouse? optical mouse?

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