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my cursor jumps around while i'm typing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by topflite, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. topflite

    topflite Thread Starter

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    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??
     
  2. paisanol69

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    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!
     
  3. topflite

    topflite Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. paisanol69

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    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.
     
  5. topflite

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    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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