Cursor jumps to other position when writing text

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When I am using Word or Outlook, my cursor will suddenly jump to elsewhere in the line (or to the previous line), with the result that I find myself typing in the middle of wording I've already written. I have rebooted several times, but the problem continues.

Solution?

Thanks! :D
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if your cursor works on battery's just put in new ones
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Batteries?

Are we talking about the same thing :?:
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Batteries?

Are we talking about the same thing :?:


I think that suggestion was based off of whether or not you have a wireless mouse (which would require battery replacement.)

I've never seen your problem before and can't really find anything on it. I can't find anything on it at the moment. Sorry.
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i use one with batteries and i have the probleme when my batteries are allmost empty
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I think you're right about the mouse. But that's not the problem (which, BTW) keeps happening even as I write this post :(

If anyone has a clue why this is happening, please let me know.

(BTW, I hope you let me stay on this Forum, LOL...I'm a Jets fan. I'm bracing myself to see the gladiators versus the lions -- and we're not the gladiators).
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Eagle...My mouse is fine and this happens whether or not it is plugged in. (I use the touchpad to move the cursor.) Why do I get all the weird computer problems? I feel like I'm a beta tester for new bugs! :lol:

Are you in Tokelau? I just looked it up on the Web. If so, which atoll?
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Involved? Are you on a laptop? I just noticed that you said "touchpad" What brand?

I have another post here elswhere (not looking it up at the moment) but I was having severe problems with my Gateway when I came home. At work I use wireless, but at home hardwired to cable modem. At home I have both mouse lag and funky keyboard issues. The touchpad is Synaptecs, and I have come to suspect that there may be some XP SP2 compatability issues.

I feel your pain.

//edit -- BTW --Go Steelers! (sorry -- couldn't resist.)
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Your laptop keyboard may be at fault. Try plugging in an external keyboard and see if the problem still occurs.

If you're already using an external keyboard then try a different one. I had nearly this exact problem with a laptop at work recently.
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Thanks! I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200. The touchpad is by Alps.

Later, I am going to re-stall the apoint.exe driver and see what happens. If that doesn't work, I'll try the external keyboard idea.

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When I am using Word or Outlook, my cursor will suddenly jump to elsewhere in the line (or to the previous line), with the result that I find myself typing in the middle of wording I've already written. I have rebooted several times, but the problem continues.

Solution?

Thanks! :D


this happens to me sometimes (i use a touchpad on my laptop)

what i do is to make sure i move the mouse pointer 'off screen' when i am typing. This seems to do the trick for me.
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I know that this is an old post, but lot of poeple still get this trouble.

I have checked lot of forums, this problem looks happening only on laptop, so I suppose it should have something linked to the touchpad.

I didn’t trusted the generic driver from MS, and installed the latest appropriate driver (win7 64b) from Synaptics.
Everything works well now!

Synaptics website => support => drivers

Hope this tips can be useful for anyone who get this annoying problem!
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Xiongmao...Thank you for the suggestion. I do not remember what solution solved the problem for me five years ago (I probably purchased a new laptop, :lol: ). However, you are correct that your advice may help someone else with the same problem. :D -- David/Involved

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