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cursor jumps while typing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by commonsense, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. commonsense

    commonsense Thread Starter

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    Has anyone figured out why my cursor would jump to another spot on the page when I am typing text? I looked at previous postings and I didn't see a solution. It can happen to me in any program I'm using, but I mostly see it in Microsoft Outlook 2003. It can jump anywhere; I've seen it jump when I wasn't even typing, just sitting there thinking about what to type. I have a Lenovo laptop and run XP on it. This has happened in Windows Live email as well. This problem happens a lot. I looked at my mouse settings under my control panel and I don't have a choice in pad sensitivity, but I don't think that is the problem with the jumping.
     
  2. NICK G

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    My old HP laptop was doing that for quite some time before it eventually bugged the crap
    out of me to finally take it apart and give the keyboard a good cleaning.
    That fixed it.(y) Nothing as irritating as typing a sentence and it's putting the characters
    in the middle of another sentence or paragraph or where it feels like putting it.
    It just wore my patience down.(n)
    Good luck.:)
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Every laptop I have ever had does that. Currently I have a Dell Vostro, but as I said it has happened on every one I have owned.
     
  4. commonsense

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    Thanks, guys, I try cleaning the keyboard, altho I don't eat near it, but you never know.
     
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