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06-Jul-2009, 11:15 PM #1
my cursor jumps around while i'm typing
sometimes when i'm typing, my cursor changes location and completely screws up the text. i've noticed that it usually only happens after i type the letter "y". can anyone PLEASE help me solve this??
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07-Jul-2009, 01:01 AM #2
is it a laptop or a desktop that you are typing on ? Is it a qwerty keyboard? We could use a little more info, before we would venture a suggestion.

By the way, welcome to TSG, I am sure you will find the help you need here, there are lots of good folks that hang out here!
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07-Jul-2009, 07:01 AM #3
Yes...it is a qwerty keyboard on a Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop. I'm not sure what else you might need....just ask and I will provide.
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07-Jul-2009, 07:24 AM #4
well, since
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Yes...it is a qwerty keyboard on a Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop. I'm not sure what else you might need....just ask and I will provide.
the letter "y" is directly above your touchpad, there is a very good chance that you are touching the touchpad as you are typing, causing your cursor to jump around. Maybe you should disable the touchpad, as you type, and use a usb mouse to move your cursor, when you are typing large amounts of text. Please let us know if this might be the problem.
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07-Jul-2009, 08:56 AM #5
Maybe I misunderstood what you meant by qwerty...I assumed that was just the standard keyboard layout. The Y button is 3 rows above the space bar...making it 4 rows above the touch pad. Virtually impossible to hit both at the same time. I've even watched the screen as I type and can see it actually jump locations on it's own. Very frustrating.
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07-Jul-2009, 06:18 PM #6
hello
dont want to step on any toes here.
if you google this problem it seems to be very common and very widespread.
this is the only guy that claims a solution.
http://slimdave420.blogspot.com/2007...em-solved.html

best of luck, please let us know if his solution works for you..
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