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Cursor jumping around while typing

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  1. asuss06

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    I've been plagued with erratic cursor movements while typing. The cursor jumps to a new place and typing continues there, or it will jump someplace totally outside the area. I've switched mice 3 times now - same problem with each one. ive changed ports as well. It's driving me mad! Weird thing is, it's only been happening in the last 3 or 4 months and ive had the laptop for a few years so it shouldnt be whether the touchpad is enabled or not. Im on a Gateway laptop with Vista Home Premium. Thanks in advance for any help offered.
     
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    If the touchpad is enabled, the cursor will jump around when you type.
    Installing a mouse doesn't disable the touchpad. You have to do it.

    If you always use a mouse, then make sure you disable the touchpad.
     
  3. asuss06

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    i will do that and see what happens...but my only thought on that is that i have NEVER in all my years on all 3 of my laptops ever had to disable the touchpad. and ive never had this problem until about 3 months ago.
     
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