When I am typing, no matter what program or email I am using my cursor will constantly move backwards and I end up typing over what I have already typed. It's happened 6 times trying to type this. This is MADDENING! Can you please tell me why this is happening? Thank you so much.
Hi, I am having this same problem (particularly with the yand the u which I notice I hover over the touchpad for these letters!) but I have a cordless mouse attached to my laptop and when I go into mouse in contourol panel that's the only one that comes up. Can you tell me where to find the touchpad? I have a compaq. Thanks!
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Re: Typing problem with keyboard
Here a suggestion, it may or may not be the problem! Sometimes the sensitivity of the touchpad might be too low and your hands inadvertently move the cursor.
Also the touchpad has a builtin feature that prevents accidental contact(palm check)
You can lower the sensitivity by going into control panel and open Mouse! Go to Device Settings and with the touchpad selected click on settings. There you'll see sensitivity and you can adjust the settings.
You can also modify the palm check features right there!
if you have any complications or if that's not it, kindly let me know!
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What's happening is that your finger(s) are touching/dragging across the laptop's TouchPad while you're typing, and thus the cursor's position in the document is being randomly reset/repositioned while you're typing. Solution: disable your Laptop's TouchPad, and use a mouse for cursor control. Solution: tape a 3x5 index card over the Touchpad while you're typing. Solution: type on a computer with a real keyboard, not the chiclet-type keyboard you (and I) are using.
the easy method would be to hook up a USB mouse and disable the touchpad to see if that works. Control Panel -> Mouse (or Printers and other Hardware), then click on the mouse and then click on Advanced or Hardware tab to look at the options. You might be able to have it disable the touchpad when a mouse is present.