Problem: Cursor Jump while Writing

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Hirnsausen

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It happens in most Windows applications on my PC: I am typing a text in some text application, like NotePad, Word, or whatever, and thing everything's fine, but when I then go through the text I see that in the middle of a sentence the cursor must have jumped - without me doing anything - to a position before the text end, and continued to add the new text i am writing on that location, instead on the end of the text. And even worse: that happens multiple times! Correction takes so much time.

What's causing that? And how to solve it?
 
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You probably have faulty keys on your keyboard.Sounds like a hardware issue. But what do you notice when you try this in the windows safe mode?
 

Hirnsausen

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It happens, actually, on several PCs I know about: on mine, on a friend's one, and on some office PCs. suspect some sort of virus, maybe delivered once as a Word document's macro, not sure.

But your idea to try it under the Safe Mode is a good one, I will try out.

Anyone more or different ideas?
 
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I had a laptop that the touch pad would move the cursor and do the same thing if my palm of my hand ran over it but that was on a laptop.
 

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So many PCs have that type of strange behavior nowadays. Both, laptops and desktops. I am aware of that phenomenon only since 2 years. I still think, it might be a virus. Anyone having more background information, and solutions?

I am going to test it today in safe mode.
 
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